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The Great Apes: A Short History

The Great Apes: A Short History (Hardback)

By Herzfeld, Chris
Translated by Frey, Kevin
Foreword by Goodall, Jane

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This insightful work is a compact but wide-ranging survey of humankind's relationship to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans), from antiquity to the present. Replete with fascinating historical details and anecdotes, it traces twists and turns in our constr...uction of primate knowledge over five hundred years. Chris Herzfeld outlines the development of primatology and its key players and events, including well-known long-term field studies, notably the pioneering work by women such as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas. Herzfeld seeks to heighten our understanding of great apes and the many ways they are like us. The reader will encounter apes living in human families, painting apes, apes who use American Sign Language, and chimpanzees who travelled in space. A philosopher and historian specializing in primatology, Herzfeld offers thought-provoking insights about our perceptions of apes, as well as the boundary between human and ape and what it means to be either.
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ISBN 9780300221374
Released NZ 15 Jan 2018
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9780300221374
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Jan 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Herzfeld, Chris
Translated by Frey, Kevin
Foreword by Goodall, Jane
Category Biology & Life Sciences
Primates
Endangered Species & Extinction Of Species
Wild Animals
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 599.88
Weight 650g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Apes, Apes - Behavior, Apes - Psychology, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Primatology, NATURE / Endangered Species
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade

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