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The great apes : a short history, Chris Herzfeld ; translated by Kevin Frey ; foreword by Jane Goodall

Label
The great apes : a short history
Title
The great apes
Title remainder
a short history
Statement of responsibility
Chris Herzfeld ; translated by Kevin Frey ; foreword by Jane Goodall
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A unique, beautifully illustrated exploration of our fascination with our closest primate relatives, and the development of primatology as a discipline. This insightful work is a compact but wide-ranging survey of humankind's relationship to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans), from antiquity to the present. Replete with fascinating historical details and anecdotes, it traces twists and turns in our construction of primate knowledge over five hundred years. Chris Herzfeld outlines the development of primatology and its key players and events, including well-known long-term field studies, notably the pioneering work by women such as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. Herzfeld seeks to heighten our understanding of great apes and the many ways they are like us. The reader will encounter apes living in human families, painting apes, apes who use American Sign Language, and chimpanzees who travelled in space. A philosopher and historian specializing in primatology, Herzfeld offers thought-provoking insights about our perceptions of apes, as well as the boundary between "human" and "ape" and what it means to be either." -- Publisher's description
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10622148
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BTCTA
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Herzfeld, Chris
Dewey number
599.88
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
QL737.P94
LC item number
H4713 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1934-
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  • Frey, Kevin
  • Goodall, Jane
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  • Apes
  • Apes
  • Hominids
  • Hominids
  • Primatology
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Primatology
  • Apes
  • Apes
  • Human-animal relationships
  • NATURE / Animals / Primates
  • NATURE / Endangered Species
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Primatology
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a short history
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Label
The great apes : a short history, Chris Herzfeld ; translated by Kevin Frey ; foreword by Jane Goodall
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: Petite histoire des grands singes, ©Editions du Seuil, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-305) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Foreword / by Jane Goodall -- The uncanniness of similitude : wild men, simians, and hybrid beings -- Skeletons, skins, and skulls : apes in the age of colonial expansion and natural history collections -- Apes as guinea pigs : primates and experimental research -- Great apes in the eyes of scientists : what does it mean to be an ape? -- Apes that think they are human : astronaut apes, painting apes, talking apes -- Conquering the field : pioneers, the quest for origins, and primates -- Socialities, culture, and traditions among primates : when the boundary between humans and apes blurs -- Women and apes : sex, gender, and primatology -- Becoming-human, being-ape
Control code
ocn982651819
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780300221374
Lccn
2017940993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)982651819
Label
The great apes : a short history, Chris Herzfeld ; translated by Kevin Frey ; foreword by Jane Goodall
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: Petite histoire des grands singes, ©Editions du Seuil, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jane Goodall -- The uncanniness of similitude : wild men, simians, and hybrid beings -- Skeletons, skins, and skulls : apes in the age of colonial expansion and natural history collections -- Apes as guinea pigs : primates and experimental research -- Great apes in the eyes of scientists : what does it mean to be an ape? -- Apes that think they are human : astronaut apes, painting apes, talking apes -- Conquering the field : pioneers, the quest for origins, and primates -- Socialities, culture, and traditions among primates : when the boundary between humans and apes blurs -- Women and apes : sex, gender, and primatology -- Becoming-human, being-ape
Control code
ocn982651819
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780300221374
Lccn
2017940993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)982651819

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