Chapter 1 (pdf)
Table 1.2 (single page) (also found in Chapter 1)
Figure 16.4 (pdf)
Figure 18.1 (pdf)
Figure 26.1 (pdf)
Figure 34.1 (pdf)
Kirkus review (external site)
Are you in your twenties, or thirties, or forties, and don't feel like an adult yet?
Do have a strange impluse to study a bunch of different unrelated fields, and feel like your education is incomplete until you do?
Do you feel a compulsion to go on extended walkabout in foreign cultures? And don't know how to explain it to the folks who just want you to settle down already?
Would you like an excuse to spend the next ten years in grad school, studying something completely new?
Then I may have the book for you!
Why It Takes Ten Extra Years To Grow Up is about how new cognitive development occuring worldwide (chaos, complexity, emergence) is pushing the age of true adulthood even higher then ever, just as a shift to literacy added a decade to growing up back at the beginning of the Classical Era (whenever that was for your particular culture).
Print version (450 pp) available from Amazon, CreateSpace.com, and other retail outlets. Ebook available for Kindle. I do not recommend the ebook unless you have a disability that makes the print version too difficult to use, because of the book's length and complexity: you're better off being able to read out of order and go back and forth. (This isn't me trying to make more money. The print version is much more expensive but I don't make more money from it. If anything I usually make less, because of printing and distribution costs.)