Love has been the realm of poets, artists and philosophers throughout history until recently, where it has been studied from a number of scientific perspectives. What the scientists are missing, argues Odent, is that love is vital as a strategy for the survival of the human race. Aggression and Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers free pdf domination are no longer what we need to have an evolutionary advantage – what we need is the capacity to love. With a foreword by Miriam Stoppard, the author weaves together data from a multitude of disciplines and is able to offer a number of insightful and exciting explanations and makes the case for the adoption of radical new strategies for human survival. With maternal love as the prototype for all types of love, Odent examines the short, but critical time just after birth which has long-term consequences for our future capacity to love. The author looks at love holistically and in terms of the hormones which affect it in different parts of life, helping us to understand the conflict between civilisation and the natural state of the human race.