After the rather eletronic Femme, Sally Oldfield releases Instincts in the following year. This album seems to mark a slightly return to her former sound. Ok, it is still mainly pop stuff with folk structures, but it is also less techno and more organic music: some of her trademark percussion and acoustic guitars are back…
Why do we want - and do - so many things that are bad for us? We vow to lose those extra five pounds, put money in the bank, and mend neglected relationships, but our attempts often end in failure. Our toughest battles, it seems, are with ourselves. To understand this fundamental aspect of human nature, Terry Burnham and Jay Phelan argue, we need to stop looking to Sigmund Freud - and start looking to Charles Darwin.
If, as Darwin suggests, evolution relentlessly encourages the survival of the fittest, why are humans compelled to live in cooperative, complex societies? In this fascinating examination of the roots of human trust and virtue, a zoologist and former American editor of The Economist reveals the results of recent studies that suggest that self-interest and mutual aid are not at all incompatible.
In the animal world, mating is serious business. Reproduction is key to passing on genes and keeping the species alive, so it’s no surprise that some animals go to astonishing lengths to find, keep and defend their mates. And the drama is unlike anything you’ve seen before. From elephant seals that engage in bloody battles for the right to mate, to insects that risk being decapitated if they put a single foot wrong, to lions that risk their lives to defend their cubs, these are the stories of dedication, intimacy and betrayal that make up the game of love. The stakes are high and winning is everything.