Chimpanzee Politics

Chimpanzee Politics : Power and Sex among Apes

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The first edition of Frans de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics was acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into the most basic human needs and behaviors. Twenty-five years later, this book is considered a classic. Featuring a new preface that includes recent insights from the author, this anniversary edition is a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account of rivalries and coalitions-actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 175 x 249 x 16mm | 499g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • 25th anniversary edition
  • 135 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0801886562
  • 9780801886560
  • 123,603

Table of contents

Preface to the 25th Anniversary EditionIntroduction1. Personalities2. Two Power Takeovers3. Restless Stability4. Sexual Privileges5. Social MechanismsConclusionEpilogueNotesBibliographyAcknowledgmentsIndex
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An excellent book... Just as fresh and thought-provoking in 2008 as it was in 1983. * Laelaps *
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About Franz De Waal

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 Ape.
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