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Peacemaking among Primates

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ISBN-10: 067465921X

ISBN-13: 9780674659216

Edition: 1989

Authors: Frans de Waal

List price: $36.00
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Does biology condemn the human species to violence and war? Previous studies of animal behavior incline us to answer yes, but the message of this book is considerably more optimistic. Without denying our heritage of aggressive behavior, Frans de Waal describes powerful checks and balances in the makeup of our closest animal relatives, and in so doing he shows that to humans making peace is as natural as making war. In this meticulously researched and absorbing account, we learn in detail how different types of simians cope with aggression, and how they make peace after fights. Chimpanzees, for instance, reconcile with a hug and a kiss, whereas rhesus monkeys groom the fur of former…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue
False Dichotomies ""Good"" Aggression ""Bad"" Peace
The Individual and the Group Captive vs. Field Studies
Chimpanzees The Arnhem Project Reconciliation and Consolation Sex Differences
A Coalition Breaks Deadly Violence Reflections on the Dark Side Self-Awareness and Chimpocentrism
Rhesus Monkeys Matriarchs and Matrilines
The Transfer of Rank Aggression Levels
The Exploratory Phase Implicit Reconciliations Hard Evidence Class Structure Climbing the L