The Monkey Wars / Edition 1

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Overview

In The Monkey Wars, Deborah Blum gives a human face to the often caustic debate over the use of primates in research -- and an all-but-human face to the subjects of the struggle, the chimpanzees and monkeys themselves. Blum criss-crosses America to show us first hand the issues and personalities involved. She offers a wide-ranging, informative look at animal rights activists, now numbering some twelve million, from the moderate Animal Welfare Institute to the highly radical Animal Liberation Front (a group destructive enough to be placed on the FBI's terrorist list). And she interviews a variety of researchers, many forced to conduct their work protected by barbed wire and alarm systems, men and women for whom death threats and hate mail are common.

"As it stands now," Blum explains, "the research community and its activist critics are like two different nations, nations locked in a long, bitter, seemingly intractable political standoff... But if you listen hard, there really are people on both sides willing to accept and work within the complex middle. When they can be freely heard, then we will have progressed to another place, beyond this time of hostilities." In The Monkey Wars, Deborah Blum gives these people their voice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195101096
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 7.95 (w) x 5.35 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Outsider 3
2 Of Street Toughs and Target Practice 31
3 The Black Box 55
4 The Trap 79
5 The Face of Evil 105
6 The Peg-leg Pig 133
7 Hear No Evil 153
8 The Salt in the Soup 181
9 Not a Nice Death 201
10 Just Another Jerk Scientist 221
11 The Last Mangabeys 243
12 One Nation 261
Notes 277
Index 295
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