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How monkeys see the world :inside the mind of another species

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Publisher Comments:

Cheney and Seyfarth enter the minds of vervet monkeys and other primates to explore the nature of primate intelligence and the evolution of cognition.

"This reviewer had to be restrained from stopping people in the street to urge them to read it: They would learn something of the way science is done, something about how monkeys see their world, and something about themselves, the mental models they inhabit."—Roger Lewin, Washington Post Book World

"A fascinating intellectual odyssey and a superb summary of where science stands."—Geoffrey Cowley, Newsweek

"A once-in-the-history-of-science enterprise."—Duane M. Rumbaugh, Quarterly Review of Biology

Book News Annotation:

An exploration of communication and intelligence in free-ranging primates. Much of the text is devoted to the authors' field studies on velvet monkeys in East Africa. Theories of modern cognitive science are applied in order to discover the similarity and differences between the cognition of monkeys and humans. Some topics discussed are: social behavior, vocal communication, deception, and attribution.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-359) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. What Is It Like to be a Monkey?

2. Social Behavior

3. Social Knowledge

4. Vocal Communication

5. What the Vocalizations of Monkeys Mean

6. Summarizing the Mental Representations of Vocalizations and Social Relationships

7. Deception

8. Attribution

9. Social and Nonsocial Intelligence

10. How Monkeys See the World

Appendix

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226102450
Subtitle:
Inside the Mind of Another Species
Author:
Cheney, Dorothy L
Author:
Seyfarth, Robert M.
Author:
Cheney, Dorothy L.
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Cognition
Subject:
Primates
Subject:
Cognition in animals
Subject:
Behavior, Animal.
Subject:
Cercopithecus aethiops.
Subject:
Cercopithecus -- Kenya -- Amboseli National Park.
Subject:
Cercopithecus
Subject:
Zoology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19901215
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
42 halftones, 36 figures, 4 tables
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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