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The Resource Bonobo : the forgotten ape, Frans de Waal ; photographs, Frans Lanting

Bonobo : the forgotten ape, Frans de Waal ; photographs, Frans Lanting

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Bonobo : the forgotten ape
Title
Bonobo
Title remainder
the forgotten ape
Statement of responsibility
Frans de Waal ; photographs, Frans Lanting
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most people have never heard of the bonobo, an intriguing member of the great ape family, despite the fact that bonobos are as close to us as their much better known relatives, the chimpanzees. Scientists are only beginning to explore the social life of the bonobo. Whereas chimpanzees are known for male power politics, cooperative hunting, and intergroup warfare, bonobo society is egalitarian and peaceful. One major distinction of the bonobo seems to be sensitivity to others. Now, two world-renowned experts in their fields, primatologist Frans de Waal and wildlife photographer Frans Lanting, have joined to celebrate this wonderful and little-known creature. Theirs is the first extended profile of the bonobo for the general reader. It presents the most up-to-date information on the species, including comparative data from zoo populations and from the field and interviews with leading bonobo experts. This is a book for all primate-watchers, amateur and specialist, for anyone interested in the origin of our own species, and for those studying evolution or gender relations
Summary
Describes the habits and behavior of the bonobo, the ape believed to be biologically closest to humans, which has an egalitarian, female-dominant society based on broad sexual contact, and discusses the risks the animals face
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
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164530
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
599.8844
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P96
LC item number
W3 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the forgotten ape
Label
Bonobo : the forgotten ape, Frans de Waal ; photographs, Frans Lanting
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-200) and index
Contents
1. The Last Ape -- 2. Two Kinds of Chimpanzee -- 3. In the Heart of Africa -- 4. Apes from Venus -- 5. Bonobos and Us -- 6. Sensitivity -- Epilogue: Bonobos Today and Tomorrow
Control code
196210
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 210 p.
Isbn
9780520205352
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96041095
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35450429
  • (OCoLC)35450429
Label
Bonobo : the forgotten ape, Frans de Waal ; photographs, Frans Lanting
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-200) and index
Contents
1. The Last Ape -- 2. Two Kinds of Chimpanzee -- 3. In the Heart of Africa -- 4. Apes from Venus -- 5. Bonobos and Us -- 6. Sensitivity -- Epilogue: Bonobos Today and Tomorrow
Control code
196210
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 210 p.
Isbn
9780520205352
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96041095
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35450429
  • (OCoLC)35450429

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