Books by Frans de Waal and Complete Book Reviews

Stephen Hart, Author, Frans de Waal, Author, Frans de Waal, Foreword by Henry Holt & Company $22.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8050-3839-2
Hart, a biologist, zoological researcher and science journalist, takes a cautious stance on animal language, summing up the wide range of animal communication he reviews here as ""neither a poem nor a twitch."" Hart starts with the lowly cephalopods
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Stephen Hart, Author, Frans de Waal, Author, Frans de Waal, Foreword by Henry Holt & Company $9.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8050-3840-8
Hart, a biologist, zoological researcher and science journalist, takes a cautious stance on animal language, summing up the wide range of animal communication he reviews here as ""neither a poem nor a twitch."" Hart starts with the lowly cephalopods
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F. B. M. De Waal, Author, Frans de Waal, Author, Frans de Waal, Photographer . Univ. of California $29.95 (174p) ISBN 978-0-520-23615-8
In this absorbing collection of 128 duotones, primatologist Waal shares evidence he has collected over the past 30 years ton primate sociability and emotional intelligence. Rather than harp on the tired theme, "they're more like us than you
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F. B. M. De Waal, Author, Frans de Waal, Author, Stephen Macedo, Editor . Princeton Univ. $22.95 (209p) ISBN 978-0-691-12447-6
Celebrated primatologist de Waal expands on his earlier work in Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals to argue that human traits of fairness, reciprocity and altruism develop through natural selection. Based on...
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Frans de Waal. Norton, $27.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-393-24618-6
In this thoroughly engaging, remarkably informative, and deeply insightful book, de Waal (The Bonobo and the Atheist), a primatologist at Emory University in Atlanta, investigates the intelligences of various animals and the ways that scientists...
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Frans De Waal. Norton, $27.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-393-07377-5
Primatologist De Waal (Our Inner Ape) seeks to move beyond the faith-vs.-science divide in this reflection on the origins of morality, drawing from his famed work studying apes. De Waal’s name is particularly associated with bonobos, which provide a
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Frans de Waal, Author, Frans de Waal, Illustrator . Crown $25.99 (291p) ISBN 978-0-307-40776-4
De Waal (Chimpanzee Politics ), a renowned primatologist, culls an astounding volume of research that deflates the human assumption that animals lack the characteristics often referred to as “humane.” He cites recent animal behavior...
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Frans de Waal, Author, Frans de Waal, Photographer , photos by the author. Penguin/Riverhead $25.95 (274p) ISBN 978-1-57322-312-6
Noted primatologist de Waal (Chimpanzee Politics ) thinks human behavior cannot be fully explained by selfish genes and Darwinian competition. Drawing on his own primate research on chimpanzees and bonobos—our closest animal relatives—he
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Though evidence suggests that animals can teach skills to members of their group, appreciate aesthetics and express empathy, Western scientists are often reluctant to interpret such behavior in cultural terms, claims zoologist and ethologist de...
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Frans de Waal, Author, F. B. M. De Waal, Author, Frans Lanting, Author University of California Press $50 (200p) ISBN 978-0-520-20535-2
In the still-secluded rain forests of Zaire in Africa, a species of timid great apes called the bonobo lives in a large area between great rivers. Distinct from chimpanzees, the apes were first discovered in 1929 but have been studied extensively...
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Frans de Waal, Author, F. B. M. De Waal, Author, Waal De, Author Harvard University Press $24.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-674-35660-3
Is morality a biological or cultural phenomenon? Can nonhuman animals be humane? Primatologist de Waal (Chimpanzee Politics) explores these questions in a provocative book and makes a strong case for biology. He is convinced that social tendencies...
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Frans de Waal. Norton, $27.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-393-63506-5
In this illuminating—and remarkably moving—treatise on animal empathy, Emory University primatologist de Waal (Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?) delivers some of his most damaging, and joyous, blows yet to human exceptionalism....
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