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By John Sorenson

Apes—to examine them is to determine a replicate of ourselves. Our shut genetic kinfolk fascinate and unnerve us with their related habit and social character. right here, John Sorenson delves into our conflicted dating to the nice apes, which frequently finds as a lot approximately us as people because it does in regards to the apes themselves.

From bonobos and chimpanzees to gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans, Ape examines the various methods those amazing animals usually function versions for people. Anthropologists use their habit to aid clarify our basic human nature; scientists make the most of them as matters in biomedical learn; and behavioral researchers scan 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 via elevating them as human teenagers, and the moral demanding situations posed through the good Ape undertaking. in addition, Ape investigates representations of apes in pop culture, fairly motion pictures and ads within which apes are frequently portrayed as human caricatures, monsters, and clowns.

Containing approximately 100 illustrations of apes in nature and tradition, Ape will entice readers attracted to animal-human relationships and somebody curious to grasp extra approximately our closest animal cousins, lots of whom teeter close to extinction.

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