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Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind

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The remarkable story of a ""talking"" chimp, a leading scientist, and the profound insights they have uncovered about our species

He has been featured in cover stories in Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic, and has been the subject of a ""NOVA"" documentary. He is directly responsible for discoveries that have forced the scientific community to recast its thinking about the nature of the mind and the origins of language. He is Kanzi, an extraordinary bonobo chimpanzee who has overturned the idea that symbolic language is unique to our species. This is the moving story of how Kanzi learned to converse with humans and the profound lessons he has taught us about our animal cousins, and ourselves.

"". . . The underlying thesis is informative and well argued . . . Savage-Rumbaugh's results are impressive."" — The Washington Post

""This popular, absorbing, and controversial account is recommended."" — Library Journal

Synopsis:

The remarkable story of a "talking" chimp, a leading scientist, and the profound insights they have uncovered about our species

He has been featured in cover stories in Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic, and has been the subject of a "NOVA" documentary. He is directly responsible for discoveries that have forced the scientific community to recast its thinking about the nature of the mind and the origins of language. He is Kanzi, an extraordinary bonobo chimpanzee who has overturned the idea that symbolic language is unique to our species. This is the moving story of how Kanzi learned to converse with humans and the profound lessons he has taught us about our animal cousins, and ourselves.

". . . The underlying thesis is informative and well argued . . . Savage-Rumbaugh's results are impressive." — The Washington Post

"This popular, absorbing, and controversial account is recommended." — Library Journal

Synopsis:

"Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind". — The New York Times Book Review

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-290) and index.

About the Author

SUE SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH, Ph.D., is one of the world's leading ape-language researchers. She is an Associate Professor of Biology at Georgia State University and Associate Research Professor at Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University.

ROGER LEWIN is an award-winning writer and author of twelve books, including the bestselling Origins, which he coauthored with Richard Leakey.

Table of Contents

On a Beach in Portugal.

The Meaning of Words.

Talking to Each Other.

An Uncommon Ape.

First Glimpse.

Inside Kanzi's Mind.

Childside.

Pan, the Tool-Maker.

The Origin of Language.

At the Brink of the Human Mind.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471159599
With:
Lewin, Roger
Author:
Rumbaugh, Sue S.
Author:
Lewin, Roger
Author:
Savage-Rumbaugh, Sue
Author:
Savage-Rumbaugh, E. Sue
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Animal communication
Subject:
Chimpanzees
Subject:
Apes & Monkeys
Subject:
Bonobo
Subject:
Learning in animals
Subject:
Bonobo -- Psychology.
Subject:
Kanzi
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Primatology
Subject:
Animals - Primates
Subject:
Nature Studies-Primates
Subject:
General & Introductory Life Sciences
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
no. 1991/317
Publication Date:
19960928
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.14 x 0.73 in

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"Synopsis" by , The remarkable story of a "talking" chimp, a leading scientist, and the profound insights they have uncovered about our species

He has been featured in cover stories in Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic, and has been the subject of a "NOVA" documentary. He is directly responsible for discoveries that have forced the scientific community to recast its thinking about the nature of the mind and the origins of language. He is Kanzi, an extraordinary bonobo chimpanzee who has overturned the idea that symbolic language is unique to our species. This is the moving story of how Kanzi learned to converse with humans and the profound lessons he has taught us about our animal cousins, and ourselves.

". . . The underlying thesis is informative and well argued . . . Savage-Rumbaugh's results are impressive." — The Washington Post

"This popular, absorbing, and controversial account is recommended." — Library Journal

"Synopsis" by , "Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind". — The New York Times Book Review
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