Making war is not inevitable. My latest book "War and Sex and Human Destiny" takes a well-researched and comprehensive look at the many reasons why. War is not an inescapable result of human nature! In this book, I explore this fact from the perspective of an evolutionary biologist examining the subject of war from both a biological and anthropological perspective to explain why we can be sure that war is not something that is “in our genes.” I also use the biological phenomenon called sexual dimorphism to explain why any attempt to end war that will endure must including the empowerment of women.
I wrote Assassin's Rose many years ago but then set it aside to focus on my nonfiction work. Last year, driven by contemporary political events, I revisited the Assassin's Rose story and was compelled to sit down and convert it into a screenplay, in fact, the screenplay wrote itself. This is the very unique, startling even, story of a woman who approaches global politics from a completely different mindset. After showing it to several people and getting rave reviews I have decided to set to work finding a publisher for the book. I am also very interested in getting the screenplay into the hands of potential producers to see if there is a chance of getting it made into a film.
Dr. Judith Hand writes historical fiction, contemporary action/adventure, and screenplays. Hand earned her Ph.D. in biology from UCLA. Her studies included animal behavior and primatology. After completing a Smithsonian Post-doctoral Fellowship at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., she returned to UCLA as a research associate and lecturer. Her undergraduate major was in cultural anthropology. She worked as a technician in neurophysiology laboratories at UCLA and the Max Planck Institute, in Munich, Germany. As a student of animal communication, she has written scientific papers on the subject of social conflict resolution.
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