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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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            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 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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            What Young Chimpanzees Know about Seeing

            What Young Chimpanzees Know about Seeing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Povinelli, Daniel; Eddy, Timothy

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            Research suggests chimpanzees may understand some of the epitemological aspects of visual perception, such as how the perceptual act of seeing can have internal several interpretations. These 15 studies were conducted with chimpanzees and young children on their understanding of ...visual perception.
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            ISBN 9780631224525
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2000
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
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            Chimpanzee Cultures

            Chimpanzee Cultures (Paperback, New edition)

            Edited by Wrangham, Richard W.; McGrew, W. C.; de Waal, Frans B. M.; Heltne, Paul G.; Assisted by Marquardt, Linda A.

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            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.

            ISBN 9780674116634
            Released NZ 15 Sep 1996
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind
             

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

            By Cheney, Dorothy L.; 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.' This book offers a response to Darwin's challenge.

            ISBN 9780226102436
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2007
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals: A Primate Scientist's Ethical Journey

            Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals: A Primate Scientist's Ethical Journey (Hardback)

            By Gluck, John P.

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            The National Institute of Health recently announced its plan to retire the fifty remaining chimpanzees held in national research facilities and place them in sanctuaries. This significant decision comes after a lengthy process of examination and debate about the ethics of animal ...research. For decades, proponents of such research have argued that the discoveries and benefits for humans far outweigh the costs of the traumatic effects on the animals; but today, even the researchers themselves have come to question the practice. John P. Gluck has been one of the scientists at the forefront of the movement to end research on primates, and in Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals he tells a vivid, heart-rending, personal story of how he became a vocal activist for animal protection. Gluck begins by taking us inside the laboratory of Harry F. Harlow at the University of Wisconsin, where Gluck worked as a graduate student in the 1960s. Harlow's primate lab became famous for his behavioral experiments in maternal deprivation and social isolation of rhesus macaques. Though trained as a behavioral scientist, Gluck finds himself unable to overlook the intense psychological and physical damage these experiments wrought on the macaques. Gluck's sobering and moving account reveals how in this and other labs, including his own, he came to grapple with the uncomfortable justifications that many researchers were offering for their work. As his sense of conflict grows, we're right alongside him, developing a deep empathy for the often smart and always vulnerable animals used for these experiments. At a time of unprecedented recognition of the intellectual cognition and emotional intelligence of animals, Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals is a powerful appeal for our respect and compassion for those creatures who have unwillingly dedicated their lives to science. Through the words of someone who has inflicted pain in the name of science and come to abhor it, it's important to
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            ISBN 9780226375656
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Animal Lives
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            Gorilla Mountain: The Story of Wildlife Biologist Amy Vedder
              

            Gorilla Mountain: The Story of Wildlife Biologist Amy Vedder (Paperback)

            By Ebersole, Rene; Henry Press, Joseph; Academy of Sciences, National

            Amy Vedder is a wildlife biologist, a scientist who studies animals and their behavior. She uses her knowledge to save animals whose lives and habitats are threatened. This book presents the story of this young nature lover who became a powerful champion of great apes.

            ISBN 9780309095518
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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