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By John Sorenson

Apes—to examine them is to determine a reflect of ourselves. Our shut genetic kinfolk fascinate and unnerve us with their comparable habit and social character. the following, John Sorenson delves into our conflicted dating to the good apes, which frequently unearths 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 extraordinary animals frequently function versions for people. Anthropologists use their habit to assist clarify our primary human nature; scientists make the most of them as matters in biomedical study; 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 little ones, and the moral demanding situations posed via the good Ape venture. besides, Ape investigates representations of apes in pop culture, rather movies and ads during which apes are frequently 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 someone curious to understand extra approximately our closest animal cousins, a lot of whom teeter near to extinction.

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