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Next of Kin: What my Conversations with Chimpanzees have Taught me about Intelligence, Compassion and Being Human

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Roger Fouts (Author), Stephen Mills (Author)

402 pages, 32 b/w plates

Michael Joseph

Hardback | Aug 1997 | #70223 | ISBN: 0718141717
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Thirty years after Roger Fouts was first introduced to Washoe, a baby chimpanzee from the US Space Programme, they are still together, still conversing through sign language. Fouts made scientific history and fulfilled the age-old human dream of talking to animals. What he learned from these dialogues – as a scientist and as a human being – lies at the heart of this remarkable story of inter-species friendship. Challenging many of our assumptions about non-human primates and their cognitive abilities, On Human Nature is a moving account of Roger Fouts' personal and professional odyssey – from novice researcher to a celebrity scientist to impassioned crusader for the rights of animals.

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