Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind

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"Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind."--The New York Times Book Review

The remarkable story of the "talking" ape who is proving animals can think

Though he cannot physically speak, Kanzi understands an impressive amount of spoken English and communicates by punching symbols on a special keyboard. This book tells Kanzi's incredible story and explores its intriguing ramifications.

SUE SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH ...

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Overview

"Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind."--The New York Times Book Review

The remarkable story of the "talking" ape who is proving animals can think

Though he cannot physically speak, Kanzi understands an impressive amount of spoken English and communicates by punching symbols on a special keyboard. This book tells Kanzi's incredible story and explores its intriguing ramifications.

SUE SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH (Decatur, Georgia) is one of the world's leading ape-language researchers. ROGER LEWIN (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is the author of 12 books, including co-authorship of the best-selling Origins with Richard Leakey.

Kanzi's story will astonish and delight readers as they learn just how close to the human mind this ape has come. "No other animal has done more to renew interest in animal intelligence"--Time 42 intriguing photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471159599
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 565,189
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

SUE SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH, Ph.D., is one of the world's leading ape-language researchers. She is an Associate Professor of Biology at Georgia State University and Associate Research Professor at Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University.

ROGER LEWIN is an award-winning writer and author of twelve books, including the bestselling Origins, which he coauthored with Richard Leakey.

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Table of Contents

On a Beach in Portugal.

The Meaning of Words.

Talking to Each Other.

An Uncommon Ape.

First Glimpse.

Inside Kanzi's Mind.

Childside.

Pan, the Tool-Maker.

The Origin of Language.

At the Brink of the Human Mind.

References.

Index.

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