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            The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World

            The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World (Hardback)

            By Raihani, Nichola

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            Why cooperate? This may be the most important scientific question we have ever, and will ever, face. The science of cooperation tells us not only how we got here, but also where we might end up. Cooperation explains how strands of DNA gave rise to modern-day nation states. It def...ines our extraordinary ecological success as well as many of the most surprising features of what make us human: not only why we live in families, why we have grandmothers and why women experience the menopause, but also why we become paranoid and jealous, and why we cheat. Nichola Raihani also introduces us to other species who, like us, live and work together. From the pied babblers of the Kalahari to the cleaner fish of the Great Barrier Reef, they happen to be some of the most fascinating and extraordinarily successful species on this planet. What do we have in common with these other species, and what is it that sets us apart? Written at a time of global pandemic, when the challenges and importance of cooperation have never been greater, The Social Instinct is an exhilarating, far-reaching and thought-provoking journey through all life on Earth, with profound insights into what makes us human and how our societies work.
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            ISBN 9781787332041
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Chimpanzee Culture Wars: Rethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists

            Chimpanzee Culture Wars: Rethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Langlitz, Nicolas

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            The first ethnographic exploration of the contentious debate over whether nonhuman primates are capable of culture In the 1950s, Japanese zoologists took note when a number of macaques invented and passed on new food-washing behaviors within their troop. The discovery opened the ...door to a startling question: Could animals other than humans share
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            ISBN 9780691204284
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World

            The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raihani, Nichola

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            Why cooperate? This may be the most important scientific question we have ever, and will ever face. The science of cooperation tells us not only how we got here, but also, if we are not careful, where we might end up.Cooperation is the means by which complex life arose, allowing ...us to move from strands of DNA to modern-day nation states. But cooperation is also fragile, and not easy to reconcile with the theory of evolution by natural selection and selfish genes. In the natural world, individuals don't tend to help other individuals; cooperating does not seem to come naturally. However, there are some outliers - and they just happen to be some of the most fascinating and extraordinarily successful species on this planet. We are among them.This book is a story about us - you and me. But it is also about them- the other species who have discovered a cooperative way of life - from the pied babblers of the Kalahari to the cleaner fish of the Great Barrier Reef. The clues to understanding our own place on Earth exist not only in comparisons with other primates but on multiple different branches of the evolutionary tree, where we find species who live, like us- together.Written at a time of global pandemic, when the challenges and importance of cooperation have never been greater, THE SOCIAL INSTINCT is a fascinating insight into what makes us human.
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            ISBN 9781787332058
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            A unique, beautifully illustrated exploration of our fascination with our closest primate relatives, and the development of primatology as a discipline

            ISBN 9780300221374
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2018
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships
              

            Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships (Paperback, Large Print 16 pt)

            By Maestripieri, Dario

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            Games Primates Play uncovers our evolutionary legacy: the subtle codes that govern our behavior are the result of millions of years of evolution, predating the emergence of modern humans. To understand the rules that govern primate games and our social interactions, Maestripieri ...arms readers with knowledge of the scientific principles that ethol...
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            ISBN 9781459637962
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2012
            Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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            Series Read How You Want
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            Nutrient Requirements of Nonhuman Primates: Second Revised Edition
             

            Nutrient Requirements of Nonhuman Primates: Second Revised Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Ad Hoc Committee on Nonhuman Primate Nutrition; on Animal Nutrition, Committee

            Provides several estimates of nutrient requirements. This volume covers requirements for energy: carbohydrates, including the role of dietary fiber; proteins and amino acids; fats and fatty acids; minerals, fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins; and water.

            ISBN 9780309069892
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2003
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Nutrient Requirements of Domestic Animals: A Series
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            The Year of the Gorilla
             

            The Year of the Gorilla (Paperback, First Edition, Reissue, with a ed.)

            By Schaller, George B.

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            Chronicles the author's two years of travel and observation of gorillas in East and Central Africa in the late 1950s, high in the Virunga volcanoes on the Zaire-Rwanda-Uganda border. This edition also features a postscript detailing Schaller's more recent visits with gorillas, cu...rrent to 2009.
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            ISBN 9780226736471
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Introduction to the Primates
              

            Introduction to the Primates (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Swindler, Daris R.; Illustrated by Curtis, Linda E.

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            A comprehensive yet compact guide to the long evolutionary history of the world's prosimians, monkeys, and apes, and the much shorter history of humankind's interactions with them, from our earliest recorded observations the threats we now pose to their survival. Describes the ma...jor primate group a
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            ISBN 9780295977041
            Released NZ 1 Apr 1998
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Five New World Primates: A Study in Comparative Ecology
             

            Five New World Primates: A Study in Comparative Ecology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Terborgh, John

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            Launching a new series, Monographs in Behavior and Ecology, this work is an intensive study of five species of New World monkeys--all omnivores with a diet of fruit and small prey. Notwithstanding their common diet, they differ widely in group size, social system, ranging pattern...s, and degree of territoriality Originally published in 1984. The Pr
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            ISBN 9780691613024
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1984
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Princeton Legacy Library
            Language (English)
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            Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity
             

            Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity (Paperback)

            By Hare, Brian; Woods, Vanessa

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              30 Nov 21

            What is the secret to humanity's evolutionary success? Could it be our strength, our intellect...or something much nicer?

            ISBN 9780861541294
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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