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Ape and the sushi master : cultural reflections by a primatologist, Frans de Waal

Label
Ape and the sushi master : cultural reflections by a primatologist
Title
Ape and the sushi master
Title remainder
cultural reflections by a primatologist
Statement of responsibility
Frans de Waal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Ape and the Sushi Master challenges our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we differ from other animals. In a delightful mix of autobiographical anecdote, rigorous research, and speculation, eminent primatologist Frans de Waal leads us to consider the possibility that apes have their own culture. We think that only we humans are culturally free and sophisticated, varying our behavior from group to group. But what if apes react to situations with behavior learned through observation of their elders (culture) rather than through pure genetic instinct (nature)? Such a scenario shakes our centuries-old convictions about what makes humans distinct. It also counters our recent tendency to look at other animals as slaves of their genetic programs: if animals learn from each other the way we do, this brings them much closer to us."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waal, F. B. M. de
Dewey number
156
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
QL785
LC item number
.W126 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology, Comparative
  • Animal behavior
  • Human behavior
  • Psychology, Comparative
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Behavior
Label
Ape and the sushi master : cultural reflections by a primatologist, Frans de Waal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Apes with self-esteem : Abraham Maslow and the taboo on power
  • Survival of the kindest : of selfish genes and unselfish dogs
  • Down with dualism! : two millennia of debate about human goodness
  • Whole animal : childhood talismans and excessive fear of anthropomorphism
  • Fate of gurus : when silverbacks become stumbling blocks
  • Bonobos and fig leaves : primate hippies in a Puritan landscape
  • Animal art : would you hang a Congo on the wall?
  • Predicting Mount Fuji, and a visit to Koshima, where the monkeys salt their potatoes
  • Last rubicon : can other animals have culture?
  • Nutcracker Suite : reliance on culture in nature
  • Cultural naturals : tea and Tibetan macaques
Control code
44579006
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465041756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00057922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
Ape and the sushi master : cultural reflections by a primatologist, Frans de Waal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Apes with self-esteem : Abraham Maslow and the taboo on power
  • Survival of the kindest : of selfish genes and unselfish dogs
  • Down with dualism! : two millennia of debate about human goodness
  • Whole animal : childhood talismans and excessive fear of anthropomorphism
  • Fate of gurus : when silverbacks become stumbling blocks
  • Bonobos and fig leaves : primate hippies in a Puritan landscape
  • Animal art : would you hang a Congo on the wall?
  • Predicting Mount Fuji, and a visit to Koshima, where the monkeys salt their potatoes
  • Last rubicon : can other animals have culture?
  • Nutcracker Suite : reliance on culture in nature
  • Cultural naturals : tea and Tibetan macaques
Control code
44579006
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465041756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00057922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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