“A fascinating and well-written book about the universal journey of adolescence. It is full of insights about humans as well as many other animals. There is much that human teenagers can learn from the experiences of adolescent penguins and hyenas.”
—Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens and Homo Deus
“It blew my mind to discover that teenage animals and teenage humans are so similar. Both are naive risk takers. I loved this book!”
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation
Smithsonian | A Top Book of 2012
Discover Magazine | Best Book of 2012
China Times | 2013 Best Book for Translated Title
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Book | Finalist, 2013
National Public Radio | Science Friday
New York Times | Bestseller
“The connections we share with the rest of life on our planet are a source of beauty and, in Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers’ luminous new account, the inspiration for an emerging and powerful approach to human health.”
—Neil Shubin, paleontologist and author of Your Inner Fish
Zoobiquity advances a species-spanning approach to health which turns to the natural world as a source of insights and inspiration.
The book offers two approaches to understanding and addressing high impact human physical and psychiatric disorders. First, because human vulnerability to illness is rooted in our animal and evolutionary past, to fully understand why we get sick we must also learn why other animals do, too. Second, the natural world contains countless adaptations with potential relevance to human health.
Zoobiquity advances an approach to accelerate biomedical innovation through a bio-inspired approach.