The Monkey Wars

The Monkey Wars

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The use of primates in research is an ongoing controversy. We have all benefited from the medical discoveries, yet we have also learned more in recent years about the real intelligence of apes and monkeys. Activists have also uncovered cases of animal cruelty by researchers. The Monkey Wars assesses the often caustic debate over the use of primates in scientific research, and examines the personalities and issues behind the headlines. The author focuses on researchers forced to conduct their work behind barbed wire and alarm systems, animal rights activists ranging from the moderate AWI Institute to the highly radical ALF, and some of the remarkable chimpanzees involved. The research community and its activist critics are invariably portrayed as rival camps locked in a long, bitter, and seemingly intractable political battle. In reality there are people on both sides willing to accept and work within the complex middle. Deborah Blum gives these people a voice
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Product details

  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 136.7 x 204.7 x 17.8mm | 298.59g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 6 pp halftones
  • 019510109X
  • 9780195101096
  • 1,150,863

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The Monkey Wars will make you see the whole question of animal research - and much that has been done in the name of science - quite differently. * Business Week * A brilliant and unblinking look at one of the most disturbing issues of the 1990s, penned by one of the nation's most distinguished science journalists. * Keay Davidson, Science Writer, San Francisco Examiner, and co-author of Wrinkles in Time * ... the book represents high-quality journalism - rich details, smooth writing, and general accuracy.... * Nature *
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About Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for a series of articles that have inspired this book.
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Table of contents

1. The Outsider ; 2. Of Street Thoughs and Target Practice ; 3. The Black Box ; 4. The Trap ; 5. The Face of Evil ; 6. The Peg-leg Pig ; 7. Hear No Evil ; 8. The Salt in the Soup ; 9. Not a Nice Death ; 10. Just Another Jerk Scientist ; 11. The Last Mangabeys ; 12. One Nation ; Notes ; Index
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