Moral behavior does not begin and end with religion but is in fact a product of evolution.
Related Books About the Book This remarkable primate with the curious name is challenging established views on human evolution. The bonobo, least known of the great apes, is a female-centered, egalitarian species that has been dubbed the "make-love-not-war" primate by specialists.
In bonobo society, females form alliances to intimidate males, sexual behavior in virtually every partner combination replaces aggression and serves many social functions, and unrelated groups mingle instead of fighting. In the first book to combine and compare data from captivity and the field, Frans de Waal, a world-renowned primatologist, and Frans Lanting, an internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer, present the most up-to-date perspective available on the bonobo.
Focusing on social organization, de Waal compares the bonobo with its better-known relative, the chimpanzee. Humans share over 98 percent of their genetic material with the bonobo and the chimpanzee.
Is it possible that the peaceable bonobo has retained traits of our common ancestor that we find hard to recognize in ourselves? Eight superb full-color photo essays offer a rare view of the bonobo in its native habitat in the rain forests of Zaire as well as in zoos and research facilities.
Additional photographs and highlighted interviews with leading bonobo experts complement the text. This book points the way to viable alternatives to male-based models of human evolution and will add considerably to debates on the origin of our species.
Anyone interested in primates, gender issues, evolutionary psychology, and exceptional wildlife photography will find a fascinating companion in Bonobo: He is the author of several books, including Chimpanzee Politics and Good Natured: His work appears regularly in National Geographic, Life, and other magazines.
His books include Okavango: A World out of Timeand Forgotten Edens Reviews "Here at last is a book that will give the fourth great ape the visibility that this wonderful species deserves.
If you care about the great apes, this book, with its superb photographs and vivid text, is a must. Anyone who has the pleasure of reading this book will come away with deeper insights into why we humans behave the way we do. We should not be afraid of acknowledging the Bonobo in all of us.
How nice to have the peaceable, sexy, bonobo added to the path of human evolution! Bonobos represent the silver lining in our ape heritage.
The Evolution of Human Mating "As a chronicler of natural history today, Frans Lanting is a singular, extraordinary talent. He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet. He is as persistent, adaptable, and hard as the wild creatures he observes.
His bonobo photographs bring us face-to-face with a group of highly endangered apes. Eerily, aspects of their behavior mirror our own.The bonobo (/ b ə ˈ n oʊ b oʊ, ˈ b ɒ n ə b oʊ /; Pan paniscus), also called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee, is an endangered great ape and one of the two species making up the genus Pan; the other is Pan troglodytes, or the common tranceformingnlp.comgh the name "chimpanzee" is sometimes used to refer to both species together, it is usually understood.
The Ape And The Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections Of A Primatologist - Kindle edition by Frans De Waal. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Ape And The Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections Of A tranceformingnlp.coms: In Our Inner Ape, Frans de Waal, one of the world’s great primatologists and a renowned expert on social behavior in apes, presents the provocative idea that our noblest qualities—generosity, kindness, altruism—are as much a part of our nature as are our baser instincts.
After all, we share them with another primate: the lesser-known bonobo. The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates - Ebook written by Frans de Waal. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.
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Feb 04, · Frans de Waal is the C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University in Atlanta and the director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center. His books include The Ape and the Sushi Master; Peacemaking among Primates; and Our Inner tranceformingnlp.comed on: August 30, The book's title derives from an analogy de Waal draws between the way behavior is transmitted in ape society and the way sushi-making skills are passed down from sushi master to apprentice.
Like the apprentice, young apes watch their group mates at close range, absorbing the methods and lessons of each of their elders' actions.