The Monkey Wars / Edition 1

The Monkey Wars / Edition 1

by Deborah Blum
     
 

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… See more details below

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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
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
7.95(w) x 5.35(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1The Outsider3
2Of Street Toughs and Target Practice31
3The Black Box55
4The Trap79
5The Face of Evil105
6The Peg-leg Pig133
7Hear No Evil153
8The Salt in the Soup181
9Not a Nice Death201
10Just Another Jerk Scientist221
11The Last Mangabeys243
12One Nation261
Notes277
Index295

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