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Great Ape Societies

Great Ape Societies

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Jane Goodall, Carel van Schaik, Jan van Hooff, David Watts, Frances J. White, Richard Wrangham, Caroline Tutin, Suehisa Kuroda, Tomoaki Nishihara, Shigeru Suzuki, Rufin A. Oko, Juichi Yamagiwa, Tamaki Maruhashi, Takakazu Yumoto and Ndunda Nwanza, Toshisada Nishida and Kazuhiko Hosaka, Takayoshi Kano, Yukio Takahata, Hiroshi Ihobe and Gen'ichi Idani Frans de Waal, E. S. Savage-Rumbaugh, S. Williams, T. Furuichi, T. Kano, C. K. Hemelrijk, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Diane Doran, Barbara Fruth, Gottfried Hohmann, John Mitani, W. C. McGrew and L. F. Marchant, Jim Moore, Adrienne Zihlman
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  • Date Published: July 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521555364

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  • The Great Apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans) are our closest living relatives, sharing a common ancestor only five million years ago. We also share key features such as high intelligence, omnivorous diets, prolonged child-rearing and rich social lives. The Great Apes show a surprising diversity of adaptations, particularly in social life, ranging from the solitary life of orangutans, through patriarchy in gorillas to complex but different social organizations in bonobos and chimpanzees. As Great Apes are so close to humans, comparisons yield essential knowledge for modeling human evolutionary origins. Great Ape Societies provides comprehensive up-to-date syntheses of work on all four species, drawing on decades of international field work, zoo and laboratory studies. It will be essential reading for students and researchers in primatology, anthropology, psychology and human evolution.

    • International coverage from North American, European and Japanese contributors
    • Includes all four great ape species - chimps, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees)
    • Bang up-to-date, readable, multidisciplinary anthology of information about great apes
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    • Date Published: July 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521555364
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 118 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Foreword: conserving Great Apes Jane Goodall
    Part I. Apes Overviewed:
    1. Towards an understanding of the orangutan's social system Carel van Schaik and Jan van Hooff
    2. Comparative socio-ecology of gorillas David Watts
    3. Comparative socio-ecology of Pan paniscus Frances J. White
    Part II. Social Ecology:
    4. Social ecology of Kanyawara chimpanzees Richard Wrangham
    5. Ranging and social structure of lowland gorillas in the Lope Reserve, Gabon Caroline Tutin
    6. Sympatric chimpanzees and gorillas in the Ndoki Forest, Congo Suehisa Kuroda, Tomoaki Nishihara, Shigeru Suzuki and Rufin A. Oko
    7. Dietary and ranin overlap in sympatric gorillas and chimpanzees in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Zaire Juichi Yamagiwa, Tamaki Maruhashi, Takakazu Yumoto and Ndunda Nwanza
    Part III. Social Relations:
    8. Social grouping in Tai chimpanzees
    9. Coalition strategies among adult male chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, Tanzania Toshisada Nishida and Kazuhiko Hosaka
    10. Male rank order and copulation rate in a unit-group of bonobos at Wamba, Zaire Takayoshi Kano
    11. Comparing copulations of chimpanzees and bonobos Yukio Takahata, Hiroshi Ihobe and Gen'ichi Idani
    Part IV. Minds:
    12. Conflict as negotiation Frans de Waal
    13. Language perceived: Paniscus branches out E. S. Savage-Rumbaugh, S.Williams, T. Furuichi and T. Kano
    14. Reciprocation in apes C. K. Hemelrijk
    15. Chimpanzee intelligence in nature and captivity Tetsuro Matsuzawa
    Part V. Apes Compared:
    16. Comparative positional behavior of the African apes Diane Doran
    17. Nest-building behavior in the great apes Barbara Fruth and Gottfried Hohmann
    18. Comparative studies of African ape vocal behavior John Mitani
    19. On which side of the apes? Ethological study of laterality of hand use W. C. McGrew and L. F. Marchant
    Part VI. Modelling Ourselves:
    20. Savanna chimpanzees, referential models and the Last Common Ancestor Jim Moore
    21. Reconstructions reconsidered: Chimpanzee models and human evolution Adrienne Zihlman
    Afterword - A new milestone in great ape research Junichiro Itani
    Appendix: Study sites
    Index.

  • Editors

    William C. McGrew

    Linda F. Marchant, Miami University

    Toshisada Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan

    Foreword

    Jane Goodall

    Afterword

    Junichiro Itani

    Contributors

    Jane Goodall, Carel van Schaik, Jan van Hooff, David Watts, Frances J. White, Richard Wrangham, Caroline Tutin, Suehisa Kuroda, Tomoaki Nishihara, Shigeru Suzuki, Rufin A. Oko, Juichi Yamagiwa, Tamaki Maruhashi, Takakazu Yumoto and Ndunda Nwanza, Toshisada Nishida and Kazuhiko Hosaka, Takayoshi Kano, Yukio Takahata, Hiroshi Ihobe and Gen'ichi Idani Frans de Waal, E. S. Savage-Rumbaugh, S. Williams, T. Furuichi, T. Kano, C. K. Hemelrijk, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Diane Doran, Barbara Fruth, Gottfried Hohmann, John Mitani, W. C. McGrew and L. F. Marchant, Jim Moore, Adrienne Zihlman

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