Darcia Narvaez's Favorite Books (always under construction, in no particular order)

WHO ARE HUMANS? WHAT ARE OUR HERITAGES?

Douglas Fry, 2006: The Human Potential for Peace: 2013: War, Peace and Human Nature

Marshall Sahlins, 2008, The Western Illusion of Human Nature

Sarah Hrdy, 2009, Mothers and Others

Melvin Konner, The Tangled Wing; 2010: The Evolution of Childhood

Calvin Luther Martin, 1999: The Way of the Human Being

Everything by primatologist, Frans de Waal

Writings by Tim Ingold, e.g., The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill

 

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (normal and optimal)

Barry Hewlett & Michael Lamb (editors), 2005: Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods

 

NEUROBIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION

Ian McGilchrist, The Master and His Emissary

Wilma Koutstaal, The Agile Mind

Jaal Panksepp, Affective Neuroscience

 

QUESTIONS OF LIVING A GOOD LIFE

Alfred North Whitehead: Process Philosophy;The Aims of Education

Everything by philosopher, Mary Midgley

Everything by philosopher, Mark Johnson

Everything by philosopher, John Dewey

 

EDUCATION ISSUES

Carol Dweck, Mindset

Writings by Four Arrows, e.g., Teaching Truly

The Hundred Languages of Children

 

INSIPIRATIONAL

Everything by poet, Mary Oliver

Everything by Thomas Berry

 

RESTORING OUR HUMANITY

Mark Bekoff, Rewilding Our Hearts Interview about the book

Everything by Paul Shepard

 

Last updated: June, 2016