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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
by Frans De Waal
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For many years, de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. Now he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological... (read more)

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Africa in My Blood: An Autobiography in Letters: The Early Years
Africa in My Blood: An Autobiography in Letters: The Early Years
by Jane Goodall
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JANE GOODALL continues to study and write about primate behavior. She founded the Gombe Stream Research Center in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, and the Jane Goodall Institute for Wild Life Research, Education, and Conservation to provide ongoing support... (read more)

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A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among the Baboons
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among the Baboons
by Robert M. Sapolsky
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I never imagined that a book written by a primate behaviorologist would make me laugh out loud. Sapolsky is a born storyteller, and I found his experiences of twenty years in Africa studying baboons absolutely fascinating. You get to know the baboons... (read more)

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Primates of the World: An Illustrated Guide
Primates of the World: An Illustrated Guide
by Jean Jacques Petter
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This stunningly illustrated guide to the world's primates covers nearly 300 species, from the feather-light and solitary pygmy mouse lemurs of Madagascar--among the smallest primates known to exist--to the regal mountain gorillas of Africa. Organized by... (read more)

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Monkey Portraits
Monkey Portraits
by Jill Greenberg
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Award-winning photographer Mark Nixon has created a trove of quirky and nostalgic portraits of teddy bears and other stuffed animals that have been lovingly abused after years of play. MuchLoved collects 60 of these images along with their accompanying... (read more)

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Kindred Beings: What 73 Chimpanzees Taught Me about Life, Love, and Connection
Kindred Beings: What 73 Chimpanzees Taught Me about Life, Love, and Connection
by Sheri Speede
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Enter a world of tender friendships, staunch loyalties, violent jealousies — and enduring love. As a child, Sheri Speede knew that she wanted to advocate for animals in any way she could. But it was not until many years after veterinary school,... (read more)

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The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall
The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall
by Edited By Dale Peterson And Marc Bekoff.
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In her nearly 60-year career as a groundbreaking primatologist and a passionate conservationist, Jane Goodall has touched the hearts of millions of people. The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall is a collection of testimonies by her friends and... (read more)

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Reason for Hope
Reason for Hope
by Jane Goodall
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One of our greatest literary naturalists turns her famed observational eye on herself in this captivating memoir. How is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that professional anthropologists often missed? How is that a... (read more)

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Gorilla (Animal)
Gorilla (Animal)
by Ted Gott
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Since coming to international prominence in the mid-nineteenth century when English, French, and American scientists first encountered them, the gorillaandrsquo;s physical resemblance to humans has struck a deep chord. Gorillas quickly came to dominate... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog #29: Primates Face to Face: The Conservation Implications of Human-Nonhuman Primate Interconnections
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog #29: Primates Face to Face: The Conservation Implications of Human-Nonhuman Primate Interconnections
by Agustin Fuentes
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Anthropologists from temperate and tropical climes combine elements of human culture and ecology and nonhuman primate behavior and ecology, to create a picture of a broad and dynamic interconnected cultural and biological ecosystem that they believe... (read more)

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The Wauchula Woods Accord: Toward a New Understanding of Animals
The Wauchula Woods Accord: Toward a New Understanding of Animals
by Charles Siebert
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An award-winning journalist’s all-night vigil with a retired chimp performer named Roger blossoms into a whole new way to regard our fellow creatures as well as ourselves.   While researching a recent New York Times Magazine cover story about... (read more)

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Thinkers of the Jungle: The Orangutan Report
Thinkers of the Jungle: The Orangutan Report
by Gerd Schuster
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"We all recognise these highly intelligent and impressive animals - orangutans. But very few people know anything about how they live and their habits. Around 6,000 of these animals die every year; they are among the world's most endangered species! This... (read more)

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Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals
Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals
by Frans De Waal
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[A] well-written, provocative book. Thomas Sambrook - Times Higher Education... (read more)

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Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are
Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are
by Frans De Waal
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Visit the author's Web site at www.ourinnerape.com It’s no secret that humans and apes share a host of traits, from the tribal communities we form to our irrepressible curiosity. We have a common ancestor, scientists tell us, so it’s natural... (read more)

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Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives
Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives
by Paul Raffaele
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Join Paul Raffaele, whom the Washington Post calls the "last of the great, old-fashioned adventure writers," is on a journey to meet the last great apes living in the wild. Humans have long felt a deep attraction to the great apes: bonobos, chimpanzees,... (read more)

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Primates the Amazing World of Lemurs Mon
Primates the Amazing World of Lemurs Mon
by Barbara Sleeper
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Esteemed photographer Art Wolfe has been called "a master of composing nature into art" by Raymond Sokolov of the Wall Street Journal. Primates not only illustrates more than one hundred species in two hundred superb photos, but reveals some of the most... (read more)

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Primate Conservation Biology
Primate Conservation Biology
by Guy Cowlishaw
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Cowlishaw (Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London) and Dunbar (biology, U. of Liverpool) begin their study with overviews of the diversity, life history, ecology, and behavior of primates, and the ways such factors influence primate... (read more)

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Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist
by Dian Fossey
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"A classic of its kind." Newsweek "A fascinating combination of breathtaking adventure and absolute devotion to a cause." -- Farley Mowat... (read more)

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Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: a True Story of Resilience and Recovery (11 Edition)
Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: a True Story of Resilience and Recovery (11 Edition)
by Andrew Westoll
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Through aWindow is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined communityand#151;one that reads like a novel, but is one of the most important scientific works ever published.The community is Gombe, on the shores of Lake... (read more)

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Primate Evolution and Human Origins (Foundations of Human Behavior)
Primate Evolution and Human Origins (Foundations of Human Behavior)
by Russell L Ciochon
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C]overs the whole range of the primate order. A] very interesting and salutary package. I]t is valuable to have such classic articles in one easily accessible place... (read more)

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