Why do we continually engage in behavioral patterns that are destructive to ourselves, to society, and to the environment? How did we become such a society of mindless consumers? Peter C. Whybrow, MD, author of the book, The Well-Tuned Brain: The Remedy for a Manic Society attempts to answer these questions and more. He is a psychiatrist and endocrinologist, and director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Born and educated in England, he is the author of, among other books, A Mood Apart and the award-winning American Mania: When More Is Not Enough.
Everybody loves the island of Maui. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and the sheer fanaticism about the island is well documented. Daniel Sullivan is a photographer and author of the new book, The Maui Coast – Legacy of the Kings Highway. Daniel has spent the last twenty years photographing vanishing cultures around the planet. From the eagle hunters of Mongolia to the Tribes of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley he has traveled to the farthest corners of the planet searching for the last of our disappearing ancient cultures. His book Tribes of the Omo Valley documented five tribes on Ethiopia’s Omo River whose lives are being affected by the building of one of the world’s largest dams.