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Chimpanzee Cultures by Richard Wrangham
Book DescriptionDo chimpanzees have something akin to culture? Bringing together studies of behavioural 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", leading authorities on chimpanzees and bonobos chronicle the animals' behaviours from one study site to the next, in both captive and wild groups, in laboratory and field settings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674116634
(235mm x 184mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Wrangham
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Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans, Hardback (June 2009)
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Unique case study, inspiring researchers and conservationists to work together to promote biodiversity through field projects.
Chimpanzee and Red Colobus, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Richard Wrangham
This text provides a detailed account of a predator-prey relationship involving two primates. It explores how predation by wild chimpanzees has influenced the behaviour, ecology and demography of a population of red colobus monkeys.
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Author Biography - Richard Wrangham
Richard W. Wrangham is Ruth Moore Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. William McGrew is Professor of Anthropology and Zoology at Miami University (Ohio). Frans B. M. de Waal is C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the Psychology Department and Director of Living Links, part of the Yerkes Primate Center, Emory University. Paul G. Heltne is President, Chicago Academy of Sciences.
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