Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes / Edition 2

Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes / Edition 2

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by Frans de de Waal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801863368

ISBN-13: 9780801863363

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This extraordinary account of schmoozing, scheming, and consensus building among the chimpanzees of a large zoo colony in Arnhem, The Netherlands, attracted attention. Throughout this revised edition - which features 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…  See more details below

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This extraordinary account of schmoozing, scheming, and consensus building among the chimpanzees of a large zoo colony in Arnhem, The Netherlands, attracted attention. Throughout this revised edition - which features 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 characters 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801863363
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
revised edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.73(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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