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The Chimpanzees of the Tai Forest: Behavioural Ecology and Evolution

By: Christophe Boesch and Hedwige Boesch-Achermann

316 pages, 22 b/w photos, 30 figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Apr 2000 | #100765 | ISBN: 0198505078
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Hardback | Apr 2000 | #100766 | ISBN: 0198505086
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About this book

The result of 15 years of observational study of a group of wild chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast's Tai forest. Chimpanzee behaviour is documented here in all its impressive diversity and variety, and placed within the broader context of research in behavioural ecology. The authors also succeed in shedding light on some of the central questions around the evolutionary relationships between the primates, and in particular the affinity between chimpanzees and humans.
'As natural history with an agenda, it doesn't get any better than this.' Ethology

a truly remarkable book British Journal of Psychology As natural history with an agenda, it doesn"t get any better than this Ethology Combining careful scientific observation with a store of entertaining anecodotes, this is a lively and readable book. It also succeeds in shedding light on some of the central questions around the evolutionary relationship between primates, and in particular the affinity between chimpanzees and humans"R Human Evolution


Contents

About chimpanzees, forest and humans; Demography of the Tai chimpanzee community; Female life histories; Reproductive strategies of male chimpanzees; Social structure of the Tai chimpanzees; Social relationships within the community; Inter-group aggressions and territoriality in Tai chimpanzees; Hunting behaviour in wild chimpanzees; Tool use in wild chimpanzees; Intelligence in wild chimpanzees; Chimpanzee and human evolution

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