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Great Ape Societies
     

Great Ape Societies

by William C. McGrew (Editor), Linda F. Marchant (Editor), Toshisada Nishida (Editor), Jane Goodall (Foreword by), Junichiro Itani (Afterword)
 
In addition to sharing a common ancestor only five million years ago, we share high intelligence, omnivorous diets, prolonged child-rearing and rich social lives with the Great Apes. This study draws on decades of international field work, zoo and laboratory studies for up-to-date syntheses of research.

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In addition to sharing a common ancestor only five million years ago, we share high intelligence, omnivorous diets, prolonged child-rearing and rich social lives with the Great Apes. This study draws on decades of international field work, zoo and laboratory studies for up-to-date syntheses of research.

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'This is an excellent book and the editors deserve praise for the efforts they have made to ensure that the chapters are of a uniformly high standard. The book will be a valuable source both for front-line researchers and those seeking an overview of contemporary research on great apes.' R. I. M. Dunbar, Trends in Ecology and Evolution

'Great Ape Societies is predictably good, given the concentration of expertise found within ... an excellent statement of the state of research, suitable for advanced undergraduates or above.' Thomas Sambrook, THES

'McGrew, Marchant and Nishida succeed in giving a flavour of important patterns emerging from a whole host of studies with these charismatic animals.' Lindsay Murray, BBC Wildlife

' ... every chapter contains much that is interesting, synthetic and important ... It sets high standards for the next 20 years of research and publication on the great apes.' P. C. Lee, Animal Behaviour

'... excellent book.' Pia Nystrom, Journal of Human Evolution

' ... a great addition to the literature ... It is essential reading for all primatologists and anthropologists.' David J. Chivers, Primate Eye

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521554947
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.87(d)

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