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Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.)

Summary: A renowned primatologist argues that ethical behavior witnessed in animals is the evolutionary and biological origin of human fairness and explains that morality has more to do with natural instincts than with religion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.052 WAA

Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.)

Summary: One of the world's foremost primatologists explores what our two closest relatives in the animal kingdom--the violent, power-hungry chimpanzee and the cooperative, empathetic bonobo--can tell us about the duality of our own human nature. We have long attributed man's violent, aggressive, competitive nature to his animal ancestry. But what if we are just as given to cooperation, empathy and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 156 WAA

Summary: This film provides an amazing encounter with the mountain gorilla in Rwanda, a highly social species and one of the world's largest primates. Eat, nap, travel, eat is the routine for adult gorillas, but the young members of the troop see everything as play, play, play! Watch a young silverback challenge the leader for dominance of the troop.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV 599.884 Mountain 2002

Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.)

Summary: 'It's the animal in us', we often hear when we've been bad, But why not when we're good? 'Primates and Philosophers' tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 171.7 WRI

Fischer, Julia

Summary: Monkey see, monkey do—or does she? Can the behavior of non-human primates—their sociality, their intelligence, their communication—really be chalked up to simple mimicry? Emphatically, absolutely: no. And as famed primatologist Julia Fischer reveals, the human bias inherent in this oft-uttered adage is our loss, for it is only through the study of our primate brethren that we may begin to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599 FIS

Martin, Wednesday.

Summary: "Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARTIN, WEDNESDAY MAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Martin 2015