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By de Waal, Frans B. M.
The author challenges those who have declared ethics uniquely human. Making a case for a morality grounded in biology, he shows that ethical behaviour, in humans and animals alike, is as much a matter of evolution as any other trait. Anecdotes, theories and data are used througho...ut.Read more
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Edited by Wrangham, Richard W.; McGrew, W. C.; de Waal, Frans B. M.; Heltne, Paul G.; Assisted by Marquardt, Linda A.
Do chimpanzees have something akin to culture? Bringing together studies of behavioural variation within and among chimpanzees and bonobos - the sibling of the species Pan - this book provides the basis for answering this question.
By Ladygina-Kohts, the late N. N.; Edited by de Waal, Frans B. M.; Translated by Vekker, Boris
N.N. Ladygina-Kohts carried out pioneering work with a chimpanzee and her son. Infant Chimpanzee and Human Child, her diary comparing Joni's development with that of her son, Rudy, had never been translated completely. This volume presents the first, complete English translation ...with 120 photographs.Read more
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Edited by de Waal, Frans B. M.; Contributions by Byrne, Richard; Dunbar, Robin; McGrew, W. C.; Pusey, Anne
How did we become the linguistic, cultured, and successful apes we are? Our closest relatives offer tantalizing clues. In this volume top primate experts read these clues and compose an extensive picture of what the behaviour of monkeys and apes can tell us about our own evolutio...n as a species.Read more
Does biology condemn the human species to violence and war? Previous studies of animal behavior incline us to answer yes, but the message of this book is considerably more optimistic. Frans de Waal describes the makeup of our closest animal relatives, and in so doing shows that t...o humans making peace is as natural as making war.Read more
Edited by de Waal, Frans B. M.; Ferrari, Pier Francesco
'Monkey see, monkey do' may sound simple, but how an individual perceives and processes the behavior of another is one of the most complex and fascinating questions related to the social life of humans and other primates. This title takes an approach to primate social behavior by... investigating how the primate mind connects with other minds.Read more
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