Monkey Kingdom

Gorillas to Chimpanzees

Author: BABY PROFESSOR.,Baby Professor

Publisher: Baby Professor (Education Kids)

ISBN: 9781682800966

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Don't let the game of "monkey see, monkey do" be your child's sole association to monkeys. Learning is much more complete when done with the use of this fun but highly educational book. Here, your child will experience being with monkeys (though only through the imagination). The pictures will tell a good story, which will only be supported by the texts. Grab a copy now!

Feral Children and Clever Animals

Reflections on Human Nature

Author: Douglas K. Candland

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195102843

Category: History

Page: 411

View: 2851


A comparison of accounts of attempts to civilize feral children with studies of the exploits of apes who communicate in sign language offers insights into the essence of human nature and attempts to communicate with other members of the animal kingdom.

101 Animal Secrets

Author: Melvin Berger,Gilda Berger

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545051223

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2075


Presents a collection of trivia about animals, discussing the length of an anteater's tongue, the eating habits of koalas, and the physical characteristics of worms.

Charles Darwin

Author: Kathleen Krull

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444320

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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“An illuminating, humanizing portrait of a famous scientist.” —Booklist, starred review All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or adapt during his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle. But it took him twenty years to go public, for fear of the backlash his theory would cause. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute picture of one of history's greatest scientists.

The Animal Game

Author: Daniel E. Bender

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674737342

Category: History

Page: 393

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Tracing the global trade and trafficking in animals that supplied U.S. zoos, Daniel Bender shows how Americans learned to view faraway places through the lens of exotic creatures on display. He recounts the public’s conflicted relationship with zoos, decried as prisons by activists even as they remain popular centers of education and preservation.

Animal Tool Behavior

The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals

Author: Robert W. Shumaker,Kristina R. Walkup,Benjamin B. Beck

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401282

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Specific examples involving invertebrates, birds, fish, and mammals describe the differing levels of sophistication of tool use exhibited by animals.

Social Fabrics of the Mind

Author: Michael R.A. Chance

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317542150

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

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Originally published in 1988, this book outlines a new evolutionary paradigm for understanding human society and mental structure, originating from the editor's work in primate ethology. It is supported and further elaborated by the contributors. Chance argues that two modes of social interaction, the agonic and hedonic, underlie social life and corresponding mentality. In the agonic mode we are concerned with self-security and our attention is much taken up with being accepted by a group. This mode is based on a recently discovered state of inhibited (braked) mental arousal. Social behaviour is either authoritarian or authority subservient, and has a tendency to control or be controlled. It curbs intelligence and restricts personality development. In the hedonic mode we are freer to form a network of personal relationships that are typically mutually supportive. The hedonic mode leads to the development of self-confidence and a relaxed empathic and collaborative personality with intelligence enhanced. The volume will still be of interest to all concerned with human affairs including those working in ethology, primatology, anthropology, social psychology, psychiatry and political sociology.

The Primates

Author: Sarel Eimerl,Irven DeVore

Publisher: Silver Burdett Press


Category: Primates

Page: 200

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