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  • Our Inner Apeby Frans de Waal

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    Visit the author's Web site at It?s no secret that humans and apes share a host of traits, from the tribal communities we form to our irrepressible curiosity. We have a common ancestor, scientists tell us, so it?s natural that we act alike. But not all of these parallels are so appealing: the chimpanzee, for example, can be as... more...

  • The Age of Empathyby Frans De Waal

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 17.00

    ?Robert Lee Hotz, The Wall Street Journal   ?It?s hard to feel the pain of the next guy.    First, you have to notice that he exists?then realize that he has different thoughts than you?and different emotions?and that he needs help?and that you should help because you?d like the same done for you?and, wait, did I remember to lock the car??and?  Empathy... more...

  • The Age of Empathyby Frans de Waal

    Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 17.50

    "There is a widely held assumption that humans are hard-wired for relentless and ruthless competition... Frans de Waal sees nature differently -- as a biological legacy in which empathy, not mere self interest, is shared by humans, bonobos and animals." Ben Macintyre, 'The Times' "A pioneer in primate studies, Frans de Waal sees our better side... more...

  • Our Inner Apeby Frans De Waal

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 13.32

    A profoundly illuminating book on humans by a great primatologist' John Gray, author of Straw Dogs more...

  • Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolvedby Frans de Waal; Stephen Macedo; Josiah Ober

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. In this provocative book, primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far... more...

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