Ape (Animal)

Ape (Animal)

John Sorenson


Apes—to examine them is to work out a replicate of ourselves. Our shut genetic family fascinate and unnerve us with their comparable habit and social character. right here, John Sorenson delves into our conflicted courting to the good apes, which regularly finds as a lot approximately us as people because it does concerning the apes themselves.

            From bonobos and chimpanzees to gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans, Ape examines the numerous methods those extraordinary animals frequently function types for people. Anthropologists use their habit to aid clarify our primary human nature; scientists make the most of them as topics in biomedical study; and behavioral researchers test with methods apes emulate us. Sorenson explores the demanding situations to the advanced department among apes and ourselves, describing language experiments, efforts to cross-foster apes by means of elevating them as human childrens, and the moral demanding situations posed via the good Ape venture. to boot, Ape investigates representations of apes in pop culture, relatively motion pictures and ads during which apes are usually portrayed as human caricatures, monsters, and clowns.

Containing approximately 100 illustrations of apes in nature and tradition, Ape will attract readers attracted to animal-human relationships and a person curious to understand extra approximately our closest animal cousins, lots of whom teeter near to extinction.

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