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Bonobo : The Forgotten Ape

Bonobo : The Forgotten Ape - 97 edition

Bonobo : The Forgotten Ape (ISBN10: 0520216512; ISBN13: 9780520216518)
ISBN13: 978-0520216518
ISBN10: 0520216512

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520205352
ISBN10: 0520205359

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 10/27/1998
International: No

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For Frans de Waal, man is not the only moral entity, as he made clear in his last book--Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals. The author has long been intrigued by ...show morechimpanzee politics and mores, and now he has turned his human heart and scientific mind to a species science has tended to celebrate solely for its sex drive. Bonobos may look like chimps, but they are actually even closer to us--far more upright, physically, for a start. Furthermore, where chimpanzees hunt, fight, and politic like mad, bonobos are peaceful, often ambisexual, and matriarchal. (Of course, hyenas are matriarchal too, but that's another story ..) De Waal's collaborator, Frans Lanting, has been photographing these gentle creatures for some years and augments the primatologist's explorations and interviews with hundreds of superb color shots. The penultimate picture is of bonobos crossing a road while schoolchildren stand watching, a short distance away. If, as the truism goes, all books about animal behavior are ultimately about us, this exploration of the bonobo may be a step in the right direction. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. The New York Times Book Review, David Papineau The bonobos are best known as the sexy chimpanzees. Their most striking idiosyncrasy is their readiness to use sex as a social lubricant. Any tension within a bonobo group is normally resolved by a quick orgy, in which they all have sex with one another, in all positions and combinations. Yet, as Frans de Waal explains in the elegant photo-essay Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape, this is just one way in which they diverge markedly from the other chimpanzees. ...show less
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