Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes / Edition 1

Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes / Edition 1

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by Frans de Waal, F. B. Waal
     
 

The first edition of Frans de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics was acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by a much broader audience of politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into very basic human needs and behaviors. In this revised edition -- featuring a new gallery of color photographs

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The first edition of Frans de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics was acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by a much broader audience of politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into very basic human needs and behaviors. In this revised edition -- featuring a new gallery of color photographs along with a new introduction and epilogue -- de Waal expands and updates his story of the Arnhem colony and its continuing political upheavals. We learn the fate of many memorable chimpanzees and meet the colony's current leaders and their allies. The new edition remains a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account -- of sexual rivalries and coalitions, of actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct -- and it reaffirms the complex bond between humans and their closest living relatives. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801838330
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction3
1Personalities41
2Two Power Takeovers77
3Restless Stability137
4Sexual Privileges151
5Social Mechanisms175
Conclusion205
Epilogue211
Notes217
Bibliography223
Acknowledgments229
Index231

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