Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

by Lydia Denworth Author

A science journalist looks into the evolutionary anthropology of one of the key defining human relationships. Literature may put love matches, family relationships, and even work dynamics front and center; but friendship is arguably what truly holds us together. This panoramic book covers brain science, genetics, the pre-historical evidence for the evolution of friendship, early childhood development, psychology studies that look at adult friends, and what social media can teach us about friendship. A really fascinating read, and hopefully just the beginning of a trend in more literature on the science of what it means to be a friend.