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Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind

By: Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Roger Lewin

299 pages, B/w photos

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Sep 1996 | #83283 | ISBN: 047115959X
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #40447 | ISBN: 0385403321
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Ground-breaking book about a pygmy chimpanzee, or bonobo, called Kanzi, who as an infant revealed that he could learn language in the same way that a human child does, and who went on to be able to produce two- and three-word sentences using symbols located on a computer keyboard. The author describes her relationship with Kanzi, made possible by their shared language.


On a Beach in Portugal. The Meaning of Words. Talking to Each Other. An Uncommon Ape. First Glimpse. Inside Kanzi's Mind. Childside. Pan, the Tool--Maker. The Origin of Language. At the Brink of the Human Mind. References. Index.

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SUE SAVAGE--RUMBAUGH, Ph.D., is one of the world's leading ape--language researchers. She is an Associate Professor of Biology at Georgia State University and Associate Research Professor at Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University. ROGER LEWIN is an award--winning writer and author of twelve books, including the bestselling Origins, which he coauthored with Richard Leakey.

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