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!
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Storytelling Apes

Primatology Narratives Past and Future

Author: Mary Sanders Pollock

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271067667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The annals of field primatology are filled with stories about charismatic animals native to some of the most challenging and remote areas on earth. There are, for example, the chimpanzees of Tanzania, whose social and family interactions Jane Goodall has studied for decades; the mountain gorillas of the Virungas, chronicled first by George Schaller and then later, more obsessively, by Dian Fossey; various species of monkeys (Indian langurs, Kenyan baboons, and Brazilian spider monkeys) studied by Sarah Hrdy, Shirley Strum, Robert Sapolsky, Barbara Smuts, and Karen Strier; and finally the orangutans of the Bornean woodlands, whom Biruté Galdikas has observed passionately. Humans are, after all, storytelling apes. The narrative urge is encoded in our DNA, along with large brains, nimble fingers, and color vision, traits we share with lemurs, monkeys, and apes. In Storytelling Apes, Mary Sanders Pollock traces the development and evolution of primatology field narratives while reflecting upon the development of the discipline and the changing conditions within natural primate habitat. Like almost every other field primatologist who followed her, Jane Goodall recognized the individuality of her study animals: defying formal scientific protocols, she named her chimpanzee subjects instead of numbering them, thereby establishing a trend. For Goodall, Fossey, Sapolsky, and numerous other scientists whose works are discussed in Storytelling Apes, free-living primates became fully realized characters in romances, tragedies, comedies, and never-ending soap operas. With this work, Pollock shows readers with a humanist perspective that science writing can have remarkable literary value, encourages scientists to share their passions with the general public, and inspires the conservation community.
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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101 Animal Secrets

Author: Melvin Berger,Gilda Berger

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545051223

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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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.
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Random Acts of Kindness by Animals

Author: Stephanie LaLand

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609252120

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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The French poet, Theophile Gautier once asked, "Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes?" And it's true - if you have ever loved an animal, you know that there is something special about them. Random Acts of Kindness by Animals proves it, through amazing and heartwarming true tales of animal compassion, devotion, and bravery. In the pages of this book readers will meet remarkable dogs and cats, as well as gorillas, dolphins, bears, seagulls, rats, birds, and one heroic pig! Even ants are caught practicing compassion, as they're observed pulling a thorn from an injured comrade. Included are wellpublicized stories, such as the gorilla that carried an injured child to safety, as well as the more obscure, like the German Shepherd that visited the grave of his deceased owner every day at the same hour. This sweet book also reflects human acts of kindness to animals. Edward Lear, author of The Owl and the Pussycat, built his new house as an exact replica of his old one to keep from traumatizing his beloved cat. Random Acts of Kindness by Animals proves that these are thinking creatures with real emotions - hardly news to animal lovers - and provides a window into the lives of some amazing critters!
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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.
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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.
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