Professor of Behavioral and Evolutionary Biology
L. Sun (Ellensburg, WA) is professor of biology at Central Washington University.
Trained at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China in biology and animal
ecology, and then at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science
and Forestry and Syracuse University in zoology and animal behavior, he has coauthored
two books: The World of Mammals (in Chinese) and The Beaver—Natural History of a Wetlands
Engineer. The latter won Choice magazine’s Outstanding Academic Title award and was a
finalist for the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in nature writing.
Based on the most recent scientific discoveries in behavioral genetics, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, economics, and evolution, Sun argues that the origins of the fairness instinct cannot be found exclusively in the philosophical, social, and political perspectives to which we so often turn; rather, they can be traced to something much deeper in our biological makeup.