Wild Chimpanzees

Social Behavior of an Endangered Species

by Adam Clark Arcadi

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  • 9781107197176
  • 9781108195454
  • 9781108187046
As our closest primate relatives, chimpanzees offer tantalizing clues about the behavior of early human ancestors. This book provides a rich and detailed portrait of chimpanzee social life in the wild, synthesizing hundreds of thousands of hours of research at seven long-term field sites. Why are the social lives of males and females so different? Why do groups of males sometimes seek out and kill neighboring individuals? Do chimpanzees cooperate when they hunt monkeys? Is their vocal behaviour like human speech? Are there different chimpanzee 'cultures'? Addressing these questions and more, Adam Arcadi presents a fascinating introduction to the chimpanzee social universe and the challenges we face in trying to save this species from extinction. With extensive notes organized by field site and an appendix describing field methods, this book is indispensable for students, researchers, and anyone else interested in the remarkable and complex world of these intelligent apes.

  • Cambridge University Press; June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781108195454
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  • Title: Wild Chimpanzees
  • Author: Adam Clark Arcadi
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107197176
  • 9781108195454
  • 9781108187046

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'Arcadi's Wild Chimpanzees weaves new research on the social behavior of wild chimpanzees into an accessibly written account of our closest relatives. Highly recommended for the library of anyone interested in new frontiers of great ape research.' Craig Stanford, University of Southern California

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107197176
  • 9781108195454
  • 9781108187046