ISBN-10:
0226777561
ISBN-13:
9780226777566
Pub. Date:
09/28/2001
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Almost Human: A Journey into the World of Baboons

Almost Human: A Journey into the World of Baboons

by Shirley C. Strum

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ISBN-13: 9780226777566
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Edition description: 1
Pages: 323
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Shirley C. Strum is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. She is coeditor of The New Physical Anthropology, Natural Connections: Perspectives in Community-Based Conservation, and Primate Encounters: Models of Science, Gender, and Society, the last published by the University of Chicago Press. Strum has studied olive baboons in Kenya since 1972 and is director of the Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project.

Table of Contents


Author's Note
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Starting Out
2. Two Newcomers
3. Peggy
4. Changes
5. Issues
6. Starting on the Males
7. The Saga of Sherlock
8. Bo and David
9. Some Solutions
10. Smart Baboons
11. Implications
12. Woes
13. Crop Raiding
14. Humans
15. Searching
16. Desperation—and a Happy Ending
17. Capture and Release
18. Final Moves
19. Freedom
Appendices
Appendix I: Communication
Appendix II:
Table 1—Peggy: A Baboon Family
Table 2—Peggy: Fifteen Minutes
Table 3—A Field Worker's Daily
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Epilogue

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