Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans by Sue Taylor Parker
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Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans
By Sue Taylor Parker

The Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans

Comparative Perspectives

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Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans by Sue Taylor Parker

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Research on the mental abilities of chimpanzees and bonobos has been widely celebrated and used in reconstructions of human evolution. In contrast, less attention has been paid to the abilities of gorillas and orangutans. This 1999 volume aims to help complete the picture of hominoid cognition by bringing together the work on gorillas and orangutans and setting it in comparative perspective. The introductory chapters set the evolutionary context for comparing cognition in gorillas and orangutans to that of chimpanzees, bonobos and humans. The remaining chapters focus primarily on the kinds and levels of intelligence displayed by orangutans and gorillas compared to other great apes, including performances in the classic domains of tool use and tool making, imitation, self-awareness, social communication and symbol use. All those wanting more information on the mental abilities of these sometimes neglected, but important primates will find this book a treasure trove.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521580274
ISBN-10: 0521580277
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Sue Taylor Parker

Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans by Sue Taylor Parker Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans, Paperback (November 2006)

This interesting 1999 study sets gorilla and orangutan cognitive abilities in context with the other great apes and humans.

Self-awareness in Animals and Humans by Sue Taylor Parker Self-awareness in Animals and Humans, Paperback (May 2006)

Self-Awareness in Animals and Humans is a collection of original articles on self-awareness in monkeys, apes, humans, and other species.

Origins of Intelligence by Sue Taylor Parker Origins of Intelligence, Paperback (October 2000)

Drawing evidence from scores of studies on monkeys, great apes, and human children, this book provides unique insights into ontogenetic constraints that have interacted with selective forces to shape the evolution of cognitive development in our lineage.

Reaching into Thought by Sue Taylor Parker Reaching into Thought, Paperback (November 1998)

This book investigates current field and theoretical information on great ape cognition.

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