The Ape and the Sushi Master
Primatologists Frans de Waal has published a number of books on chimpanzee behaviour, including "Peacemaking Among Primates". In "The Ape and The Sushi Master" the author continues his explorations of human and primate culture in order to arrive at a better understanding of the roots of human behaviour. De Waal's study examines whether animals learn from one another and have what he defines as "culture", or whether their actions are purely based on genetics and instinct.
- Hardback | 448 pages
- 144.78 x 220.98 x 40.64mm | 680.39g
- 18 Jun 2001
- Penguin Books Ltd
- ALLEN LANE
- London, United Kingdom
"* 'The Ape and the Sushi Master will open an important debate over not just how we perceive the natural world, but how we perceive ourselves.' Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man * 'This is an important, superb book.' Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers * 'Frans de Waal is one of the greatest living ethologists, who also happens to be a wonderful storyteller... a wise and revelatory tour of different cultures, different species, and the idiosyncratic naturalists who have studied them. The book is sheer pleasure to read.' Sarah Blaffer Hardy, author of Mother Nature"
About Franz De Waal
Dr Frans de Waal is the C H Candler Professor of Primate Behaviour at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center. A world-renowned primatologist, he is the author of several award-winning books, including CHIMPANZEE POLITICS, PEACEMAKING AMONG PRIMATES, and BONOBO: THE FORGOTTEN APE. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.