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New Chimpanzee A Twenty-First-Century Portrait of Our Closest Kin
ISBN: HB: 9780674977112, Harvard University Press, March 2018
260 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 map, 8 graphs, 6 tables
Recent discoveries about wild chimpanzees have dramatically reshaped our understanding of these great apes and their kinship with humans. We now know that chimpanzees not only have genomes similar to our own but also plot political coups, wage wars o...
How the Vertebrate Brain Regulates Behavior Direct from the Lab
ISBN: HB: 9780674660311, Harvard University Press, May 2017
272 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 28 line illus.
Throughout his remarkable career, Donald Pfaff has demonstrated that by choosing problems and methods with care, biologists can study the molecular mechanisms of brains more complex than those of fruit flies, snails, roundworms, and other invertebrat...
Animal Game Searching for Wildness at the American Zoo
ISBN: HB: 9780674737341, Harvard University Press, November 2016
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The spread of empires in the nineteenth century brought more than new territories and populations under Western sway. Animals were also swept up in the net of imperialism, as jungles and veldts became colonial ranches and plantations. A booming trade...
Planet Without Apes
ISBN: PB: 9780674416840, Harvard University Press, November 2014
272 pp., 19x12.7 cm, 4 halftones
"Planet Without Apes" demands that we consider whether we can live with the consequences of wiping our closest relatives off the face of the Earth. Leading primatologist Craig Stanford warns that extinction of the great apes – chimpanzees, bonobos, g...
Mind of the Horse An Introduction to Equine Cognition
ISBN: HB: 9780674724969, Harvard University Press, November 2013
464 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 tables, 16 colour illus., 60 halftones, 52 line illus.
Horses were first domesticated about 6,000 years ago on the vast Eurasian steppe extending from Mongolia to the Carpathian Mountains. Yet only in the last two decades have scientists begun to explore the specific mental capacities of these animals. R...
Primate Mind Built to Connect with Other Minds
ISBN: HB: 9780674058040, Harvard University Press, January 2012
416 pp., 23.6x15.7 cm, 4 tables, 39 halftones, 19 line illus.
"Monkey see, monkey do" may sound simple, but how an individual perceives and processes the behavior of another is one of the most complex and fascinating questions related to the social life of humans and other primates. In "The Primate Mind", exper...
Coyote at the Kitchen Door Living with Wildlife in Suburbia
ISBN: PB: 9780674060180, Harvard University Press, May 2011
224 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 13 halftones
A moose frustrates commuters by wandering onto the highway; a cougar stalks his prey through suburban backyards; an alligator suns himself in a strip mall parking lot. Such stories, which regularly make headline news, highlight the blurred divide tha...
Manipulative Monkeys The Capuchins of Lomas Barbudal
ISBN: PB: 9780674060388, Harvard University Press, March 2011
368 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 16 colour illus., 15 halftones
With their tonsured heads, white faces, and striking cowls, the monkeys might vaguely resemble the Capuchin monks for whom they were named. How they act is something else entirely. They climb onto each other's shoulders four deep to frighten enemies....
Beautiful Minds The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins
ISBN: PB: 9780674046276, Harvard University Press, May 2010
368 pp., 17x9.9 cm
Apes and dolphins: primates and cetaceans. Could any creatures appear to be more different? Yet both are large-brained intelligent mammals with complex communication and social interaction. In the first book to study apes and dolphins side by side, M...