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Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind
 

Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind (Paperback)

By Cheney, Dorothy L.
By Seyfarth, Robert M.

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In 1838 Charles Darwin jotted in a notebook, 'He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke.' Baboon Metaphysics is Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth's fascinating response to Darwin's challenge.Cheney and Seyfarth set up camp in Botswana's Okavang...o Delta, where they could intimately observe baboons and their social world. Baboons live in groups of up to 150, including a handful of males and eight or nine matrilineal families of females. Such numbers force baboons to form a complicated mix of short-term bonds for mating and longer-term friendships based on careful calculations of status and individual need.But Baboon Metaphysics is concerned with much more than just baboons' social organization - Cheney and Seyfarth aim to fully comprehend the intelligence that underlies it. Using innovative field experiments, the authors learn that for baboons, just as for humans, family and friends hold the key to mitigating the ill effects of grief, stress, and anxiety.Written with a scientist's precision and a nature-lover's eye, Baboon Metaphysics gives us an unprecedented and compelling glimpse into the mind of another species.
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ISBN 9780226102443
Released NZ 15 Aug 2008
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780226102443
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint University of Chicago Press
Released 15 Aug 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Cheney, Dorothy L.
By Seyfarth, Robert M.
Category Award Winning
Science: General Issues
Biology & Life Sciences
Primates
Miscellaneous Items
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 358
Dimensions Width: 16mm
Height: 23mm
Spine: 2mm
Dewey Code 599.86515
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Baboons - Behavior, Baboons - Botswana - Okavango River Delta, Social behavior in animals - Botswana - Okavango River Delta, Cognition in animals - Botswana - Okavango River Delta
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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