Chimpanzee Cultures

Chimpanzee Cultures

Book - 1994
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Harvard University Press

Do chimpanzees have something akin to culture? Bringing together studies of behavioral variation within and among chimpanzees and bonobos --the sibling species of the genus Pan--this book provides the basis for answering this question. In Chimpanzee Cultures, the world's leading authorities on chimpanzees and bonobos chronicle the animals' behaviors from one study site to the next, in both captive and wild groups, in laboratory and field settings.



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Authorities on chimpanzees and bonobos compare the animals' behaviors from one study site to the next, in captive and wild groups, and demonstrate that nature and culture play important roles in the behavior of the Pan species. Sections on ecology, social relations, and cognition discuss hunting strategies, medicinal plant use by chimpanzees in the wild, chimpanzee vocal behavior, individual differences in cognitive abilities, and the question of chimpanzee culture. Includes a foreword by Jane Goodall, plus b&w photos and drawings. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Bringing together studies of behavioral variation within and among chimpanzees and bonobos - the sibling species of the genus Pan - this book provides the basis for answering such questions. In Chimpanzee Cultures, the world's leading authorities on chimpanzees and bonobos compare the animals' behaviors from one study site to the next, and in both captive and wild groups. These distinguished contributors offer the most thorough documentation to date of the remarkable variety of behaviors in these species so tantalizingly close to our own. While demonstrating that both nature and culture play important roles in the behavior of the Pan species, this book affords often astonishing insights into the workings of the individual chimpanzee mind and of chimpanzee and bonobo social groups.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Published by Harvard University Press in cooperation with the Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1994
ISBN: 9780674116627
0674116623
Characteristics: xxiii, 424 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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