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Simon & Schuster (unscheduled)
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Fitness & diet


Nature's Lessons For a Long and Happy Life

by Agus, David B.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The End of Illness comes an ingenious guide to what our fellow animals can teach us about living longer, healthier, happier lives.

Mother nature has a lot to teach us, if only we open our eyes. Pigeons and dolphins offer creative strategies for preserving our memories and warding off dementia, while squirrels and pigs harbor secrets for managing chronic pain. Rhinoceroses demonstrate the subtle power of our environments - and how to exercise better - while chimps have surprising parenting tips, not to mention great diet advice. Studying elephants has unlocked insights into preventing cancer, and we can look to giraffes for solutions to cardiovascular issues. Ants reveal the unusual benefits of collaboration and altruism, dogs are masterful mentors in living the good life, prairie voles hold clues to connection, and hitchhikers from our evolutionary past may bring us to the edge of immortality.

In Nature's Lessons for a Long and Happy Life, Dr. Agus explores all these ways - and more - that we can harness the wonders of the animal kingdom in our own, very human lives. Filled with lively storytelling and astonishing practical takeaways, this revelatory guide will have you rethinking what's possible for your health and wellbeing - now and for years to come.

David B. Agus is the author of The End of Illness, A Short Guide to a Long Life, and The Lucky Years. He is one of the world's leading physicians and cancer specialists and the co-founder of several pioneering personalized medicine companies. Over the past twenty-five years he's received acclaim for his innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies that will change how all of us maintain optimal health. He's also built a reputation for having a unique way of looking at the relationship of the human body to health and disease. Dr. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California, he is the founding Director and CEO of the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine and a contributor to CBS News. Dr. Agus specializes in treating patients with advanced cancer. His clinical responsibilities include the development of clinical trials for new drugs and private foundations (he has no financial ties to pharmaceutical companies). He serves in leadership roles at the World Economic Forum, among other prestigious organizations, and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

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Quote: Simon & Schuster

The book gives us something we can all be optimistic about - the remarkable extent to which our well-being is in our hands, and how even the smallest lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on our health and quality of life. I can't wait for the book to come out.

Quote: Arianna Huffington's Post, LinkedIn

Highly readable... [with] iluminating, practical strategies for living a healthy, productive life.

Review: Kirkus

Did you know scientists are discovering that studying animals as different as elephants and giraffes, octopuses and voles, is leading to new ways of preventing and treating conditions like cancer, heart disease, and dementia in humans? Dr. David Agus' new book, The Book of Animal Secrets, is absolutely fascinating! You'll learn why playing with a dog-or spending time in nature-is so beneficial to our health, and how strengthening our friendships with each other, hugging a lot, and having an animal or two in our lives can lead to a healthier, happier and longer life. These secrets are good medicine for the planet as well as its inhabitants.

Quote: Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, primatologist, conservationist, and UN Messenger of Peace

This riveting ride through the animal kingdom will entertain you and provide unique insights for your health. Dr. David Agus brilliantly describes the lessons all around us, if we just take the time to pay attention: from rhinos who may well teach us how to exercise to pigeons who can help preserve our memory.

Quote: Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and New York Times bestselling author of Keep Sharp

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