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The Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans: Comparative Perspectives

 
 
 
 
The Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans: Comparative Perspectives
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780521031936
ISBN 10: 521031931
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2006-11-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $59.99
 
 

This interesting study sets gorilla and orangutan cognitive abilities in context with the other great apes and humans.

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This volume begins by setting recent research on orangutans and gorillas in a context for comparing it to chimpanzees and humans. These introductory pieces are followed by discussions of the kinds and levels of orangutan and gorilla intelligence compared to other great apes. Specialists in anthropology, evolution, psychology, and primate research, examine orangutan and gorilla performances in areas such as tool use and tool making, imitation, self-awareness, social communication, and symbol use, and conclude that all great apes have attributes that have commonly been associated only with chimpanzees. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)