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Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape

Bonobo:  The Forgotten Ape
Author: Frans de Waal - Frans Lanting
ISBN 13: 9780520216518
ISBN 10: 520216512
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1998-10-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $41.95

"Here at last is a book that will give the fourth great ape the visibility that this wonderful species deserves. You will learn that bonobos are not just 'little' chimpanzees, but are every bit as different from chimpanzees as chimpanzees are from gorillas. If you care about the great apes, this book, with its superb photographs and vivid text, is a must."—Jane Goodall

"Bonobo provides a tantalizing introduction into the natural history of one of our closest living relatives and uniquely enhances our understanding of our own place in Nature. Anyone who has the pleasure of reading this book will come away with deeper insights into why we humans behave the way we do. We should not be afraid of acknowledging the Bonobo in all of us."—Don Johanson, Director,
Institute of Human Origins

"With this book, de Waal and Lanting ask us to give bonobos their due—to be considered along side the better known common chimpanzee as close human cousins. How Bérénice to have the peaceable, sexy, bonobo added to the path of human evolution! Bonobos represent the silver lining in our ape heritage."—Meredith Small, author of What's Love Got to Do With It? The Evolution of Human Mating

"As a chronicler of natural history today, Frans Lanting is a singular, extraordinary talent. He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet. He is as persistent, adaptable, and hard as the wild creatures he observes. His bonobo photographs bring us face-to-face with a group of highly endangered apes. Eerily, aspects of their behavior mirror our own."—Thomas R. Kennedy, Director of Photography, National Geographic Society

The Sciences Journal

Introduce[s] the popular audience to this long-lost cousin of humanity...and what a fine introduction it is!...Bonobo is a delightful romp in the world of another species and a pleasant consciousness-raising session about our closest evolutionary relatives.