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Posted December 6, 2009
Our Inner Ape: a Lesson in Life
Incredible. Every page had my undivided attention. Never have I ever thought that I'd be interested in reading a book about apes written by a Primatologist. But this book isn't so much about our furry friends as it is about us.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Frans De Waal explains "why we are who we are" by investigating and reporting on our closest ancestors, chimpanzees and bonobos. In doing so, he manages to transform such simple and common behaviors that we've come to take for granted into fascinating concepts - like why humans wave hello to one another, tongue kiss or obsess over finding that special someone.
This is more than a book about apes -- it's a lesson in life.