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My Family Album
By Franz De Waal

My Family Album

Thirty Years of Primate Photography

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My Family Album by Franz De Waal

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For more than three decades Frans de Waal, the author of best-sellers such as "Chimpanzee Politics" and "Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape", has studied monkeys and apes in zoos, research parks, and field settings. Photographing his subjects over the years, de Waal has compiled a unique family album of our closest animal relatives. To capture the social life of primates, and their natural communication, requires intimate knowledge, which is abundantly present here, in the work of one of the world's foremost primatologists. Culled from the thousands of images de Waal has taken, these photographs capture social interaction in bonobos, chimpanzees, capuchin monkeys, baboons, and macaques showing the subtle gestures, expressions, and movements that elude most nature photographers or casual observers. De Waal supplies extended captions discussing each photograph, offering descriptions that range from personal observations and impressions to professional interpretation. The result is a view of our primate family that is both intensely moving and personal, also richly evocative of all that science can tell us of primate society. In his introduction, de Waal elaborates on his work, his mission in this volume, and the particular challenges of animal action photography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520236158
ISBN-10: 0520236157
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 254mm x 19mm)
Pages: 174
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Franz De Waal

Bonobo and the Atheist by Franz De Waal Bonobo and the Atheist, Paperback (April 2014)

In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal argues that human morality is not imposed from above but instead comes from within. Moral behavior does not begin and end with religion but is in fact a product of evolution.

Age of Empathy by Franz De Waal Age of Empathy, Hardback (October 2010)

Empathy holds communities together, and humans have evolved into empathetic creatures (and not only humans, but also primates, elephants, even rodents). Humans are hardwired to be altruistic, the result of thousands of years of evolutionary biology that has kept society from slipping into anarchy.

Primates and Philosophers by Franz De Waal Primates and Philosophers, Paperback (January 2009)

'It's the animal in us', we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? This book tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. It argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our 'selfish' genes.

Chimpanzee Politics by Franz De Waal Chimpanzee Politics, Paperback (November 2007)

As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.

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Author Biography - Franz De Waal

Frans de Waal is C. H. Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University and Director of the Living Links Center for the Advanced Study of Ape and Human Evolution at the Yerkes Primate Center in Atlanta. His many books include The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections by a Primatologist (2001), Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals (1996), and Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape (California, 1997).

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