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Great Ape Societies

ISBN-10: 0521555361

ISBN-13: 9780521555364

Edition: 1996

Authors: William C. McGrew, Linda F. Marchant, Toshisada Nishida, Jane Goodall, Junichiro Itani

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Great Ape Societies provides a unique synthesis of field, zoo & lab work on all Great Ape species, giving insight into human origins. It will be essential reading for students in human evolution, primatology, anthropology & psychology.
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List price: $62.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/28/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Jane Goodall, 1934 - Jane Goodall, a well-respected English zoologist, is famous for her fieldwork with chimpanzees in Africa. An early interest in African wild animals and the opportunity, at age 18, to stay on a friend's farm in Kenya, led her to Dr. Louis Leakey; then curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Nairobi. Almost immediately Leakey hired Goodall as his assistant secretary, and she was soon accompanying Leakey and his wife on their expeditions. Following Leakey's suggestion that a field study of some of the higher primates would be a major contribution to the understanding of animal behavior, she began studying the chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1960. Although she had no undergraduate degree, Goodall earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1965, based on her first five years of research at the Gombe Center. After more than 20 years of extensive study and direct contact with wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat, Goodall continues to research, teach, and write about primate behavior today.

Preface
Foreword: conserving Great Apes Jane Goodall
Apes Overviewed
Towards an understanding of the orangutan's social system Carel van Schaik and Jan van Hooff
Comparative socio-ecology of gorillas David Watts
Comparative socio-ecology of Pan paniscus
Social Ecology
Social ecology of Kanyawara chimpanzees Richard Wrangham
Ranging and social structure of lowland gorillas in the Lope Reserve, Gabon Caroline Tutin
Sympatric chimpanzees and gorillas in the Ndoki Forest, Congo Suehisa Kuroda, Tomoaki Nishihara, Shigeru Suzuki and Rufin A. Oko
Dietary and ranin overlap in sympatric gorillas and chimpanzees in Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Social Relations
Social grouping in Tai chimpanzees
Coalition strategies among adult male chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains
Male rank order and copulation rate in a unit-group of bonobos at Wamba, Zaire Takayoshi Kano
Comparing copulations of chimpanzees and bonobos Yukio Takahata
Minds
Conflict as negotiation Frans de Waal
Language perceived: Paniscus branches out
Reciprocation in apes
Chimpanzee intelligence in nature and captivity
Apes Compared
Comparative positional behavior of the African apes Diane Doran
Nest-building behavior in the great apes Barbara Fruth
Comparative studies of African ape vocal behavior
On which side of the apes? Ethological study of laterality of hand use
Modelling Ourselves
Savanna chimpanzees, referential models and the Last Common
Reconstructions reconsidered: Chimpanzee models and human evolution
Afterword - A new milestone in great ape research
Appendix: Study sites
Index