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Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals
Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals (November 1996)
Robert W. Mitchell - Editor
Nicholas S. Thompson - Editor
H. Lyn Miles - Editor

Evaluates the significance and usefulness of anthropomorphism for the scientific understanding of animals by presenting diverse ideas from historians, philosophers, anthropologists, primatologists, psychologists, behaviorists, and ethologists.

People commonly think that animals are psychologically like themselves (anthropomorphism), and describe what animals do in narratives (anecdotes) that support these psychological ...(Read More)
 
 
Primate Social Conflict
Primate Social Conflict (April 1993)
William A. Mason - Editor
Sally P. Mendoza - Editor

This book examines conflict as a normal and recurrent feature of primate social life, emphasizing that the study of aggression and social conflict is important to understanding the basic processes that contribute to social order. The authors go well beyond the usual view which tends to equate social conflict with fights over food, mates, or social supremacy, and analyze the diverse manifestations and significance of conflict in a variety of case s...(Read More)
 
 
The Monkeys of Arashiyama
The Monkeys of Arashiyama (July 1991)
Thirty-five Years of Research in Japan and the West
Linda M. Fedigan - Editor
Pamela J. Asquith - Editor

"This topic is significant, both scientifically (35 years of data on a group of primates is unique), and culturally (the cooperation between scientists of very different cultures is rare in science and unique in primatology). The similarities and especially the differences between the emphases placed by scientists from the two cultures give the book an order of interest well beyond the history of a group of monkeys." -- G. Gray Eaton, Oregon Region...(Read More)
 
 
Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees
Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees (July 1989)
R. Allen Gardner - Editor
Beatrix T. Gardner - Editor
Thomas E. Van Cantfort - Editor

In this volume, the Gardners and their co-workers explore the continuity between human behavior and the rest of animal behavior and find no barriers to be broken, no chasms to be bridged, only unknown territory to be charted and fresh discoveries to be made.

With the beginning of Project Washoe in 1966, sign language studies of chimpanzees opened up a new field of scientific inquiry by providing a new tool for looking at the nature of languag...(Read More)
 
 
Evolution of Human Behavior
Evolution of Human Behavior (December 1986)
Primate Models
Warren G. Kinzey - Editor

This book represents an important meeting ground in the primatology field by exploring the various primate models that have been used in the reconstruction of early human behavior. While some models are based on the proposition that a key behavioral feature such as hunting, eating of seeds or monogamous mating led to the evolutionary separation of apes and humans, other models suggest that one primate species, such as the baboon or chimpanze...(Read More)
 
 
The Cayo Santiago Macaques
The Cayo Santiago Macaques (September 1986)
History, Behavior, and Biology
Matt J. Kessler - Editor
Richard G. Rawlins - Editor

This volume presents a broad spectrum of research on the Cayo Santiago macaques, a unique free-ranging colony of rhesus macaques in Puerto Rico. It includes thirteen scientific studies on the behavior and biology of the Cayo Santiago macaques, as well as a detailed history of the colony and a complete bibliography of over 260 scientific publications based on work at Cayo Santiago from 1938 through 1984. The chapters represent examples of both short-...(Read More)
 
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