Ape Primitive Man and Child Essays in the History of Behavior

We must therefore expect to observe here a highly peculiar process of development , profoundly unlike what we have seen in the evolution from ape to man .

Author: A R Luria

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1878205439

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Available in this first-ever English translation, this study by the well-known Russian psychologists demonstrates that the behavior of modern man is a product of three different lines of development: evolutionary, historical, and ontogenetic. This edition contains reproductions of the artwork from their original manuscript, including rare photographs.

The Naked Ape

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal - in love, at work, at war.

Author: Desmond Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407072395

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal - in love, at work, at war. Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socialising, grooming, playing. Zoologist Desmond Morris's classic takes its place alongside Darwin's Origin of the Species, presenting man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape, remarkable in his resilience, energy and imagination, yet an animal nonetheless, in danger of forgetting his origins. With its penetrating insights on man's beginnings, sex life, habits and our astonishing bonds to the animal kingdom, The Naked Ape is a landmark, at once provocative, compelling and timeless. 'Original, provocative and brilliantly entertaining. It's the sort of book that changes people's lives' Sunday Times

Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation

toring of ape populations throughout the world. Developed by the Department of Primatology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology ...

Author: Arcus Foundation

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139917339

Category: Social Science


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Current dominant thinking and practice in the private and public sectors asserts that peoples' development needs are in conflict with, or mutually exclusive to, the need to conserve the biosphere on which we depend. Consequently, we are asked to either diminish development in the name of conservation or diminish conservation in the name of development. Efforts to identify complementary objectives, or mutually acceptable trade-offs and compromises indicate, however, that this does not always have to be the case. This first volume in the State of the Apes series draws attention to the evolving context within which great ape and gibbon habitats are increasingly interfacing with extractive industries. Intended for a broad range of policy makers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers and NGOs, these publications aim to influence debate, practice and policy, seeking to reconcile ape conservation and welfare, and economic and social development, through objective and rigorous analysis.

Giant Ape

Gigantopithecus blacki (jy-gan-toh-PITH-uh-cuss bla-kee) Gigantopithecus blacki was a prehistoric ape. Another name for Gigantopithecus blacki is giant ape.

Author: Michael P. Goecke

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617859717

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Introduces the characteristics, habitat, and behavior of the prehistoric giant ape.

An Ape Ethic and the Question of Personhood

In such a highly charged sensory environment, the ape responds to the conditional (active perception), not to the unconditional (mental representations).

Author: Gregory F Tague


ISBN: 9781793619716


Page: 250

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Gregory F. Tague's An Ape Ethic and the Question of Personhood argues that great apes are moral individuals because they engage in a land ethic as ecosystem engineers to generate ecologically sustainable biomes for themselves and other species. Tague shows that we need to recognize apes as eco-engineers in order to save them and their habitats, and that in so doing, we will ultimately save earth's biosphere. The book draws on extensive empirical research from the ecology and behavior of great apes and synthesizes past and current understanding of the similarities in cognition, social behavior, and culture found in apes. Importantly, this book proposes that differences between humans and apes provide the foundation for the call to recognize forest personhood in the great apes. While all ape species are alike in terms of cognition, intelligence, and behaviors, there is a vital contrast: unlike humans, great apes are efficient ecological engineers. Therefore, simian forest sovereignty is critical to conservation efforts in controlling global warming, and apes should be granted dominion over their tropical forests. Weaving together philosophy, biology, socioecology, and elements from eco-psychology, this book provides a glimmer of hope for future acknowledgment of the inherent ethic that ape species embody in their eco-centered existence on this planet.

The Waterside Ape

Desmond Morris's final comment about the aquatic ape theory was that 'despite its most appealing indirect evidence, the aquatic theory lacks solid support' ...

Author: Peter H. Rhys Evans

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429627774

Category: Science

Page: 226

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Why are humans so fond of water? Why is our skin colour so variable? Why aren’t we hairy like our close ape relatives? A savannah scenario of human evolution has been widely accepted primarily due to fossil evidence; and fossils do not offer insight into these questions. Other alternative evolutionary scenarios might, but these models have been rejected. This book explores a controversial idea – that human evolution was intimately associated with watery habitats as much or more than typical savannahs. Written from a medical point of view, the author presents evidence supporting a credible alternative explanation for how humans diverged from our primate ancestors. Anatomical and physiological evidence offer insight into hairlessness, different coloured skin, subcutaneous fat, large brains, a marine-type kidney, a unique heat regulation system and speech. This evidence suggests that humans may well have evolved, not just as savannah mammals, as is generally believed, but with more affinity for aquatic habitats – rivers, streams, lakes and coasts. Key Features: Presents the evidence for a close association between riparian habitats and the origin of humans Reviews the "savannah ape" hypothesis for human origins Describes various anatomical adaptations that are associated with hypotheses of human evolution Explores characteristics from the head and neck such as skull and sinus structures, the larynx and ear structures and functions Corroborates a novel scenario for the origin of human kind ‘... a counterpoint to the textbooks or other books which deal with human evolution. I think readers will see it as a clearly written, well-supported discussion of an alternativeperspective on human origins’. —Kathlyn Stewart, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa ‘There is a pressing need to expand discussions of human evolution to includenon-anthropocentric narratives that use comparative data. Dr Rhys-Evans’ specific expertise and experience with the human head, neck, ears, throat, mouth and sinuses, provides him with a distinct perspective from which to approach the subject of human evolution. Moreover, his understanding of non-anthropocentric views of human evolution (water-based models), allow him to apply a biological approach to the subject, missing in more traditional (savannah-based) models’. —Stephen Munro, National Museum of Australia

The Ape And The Sushi Master

One illustration of the power of ape art is how hard it is to emulate. Thierry Lenain, a Belgian art philosopher, recounts in Monkey Painting how an ...

Author: Frans De Waal

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786724536

Category: Science

Page: 464

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Mama's Last Hug and Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, a provocative argument that apes have created their own distinctive cultures In The Ape and the Sushi Master, eminent primatologist Frans de Waal corrects our arrogant assumption that humans are the only creatures to have made the leap from the natural to the cultural domain. The book's title derives from an analogy de Waal draws between the way behavior is transmitted in ape society and the way sushi-making skills are passed down from sushi master to apprentice. Like the apprentice, young apes watch their group mates at close range, absorbing the methods and lessons of each of their elders' actions. Responses long thought to be instinctive are actually learned behavior, de Waal argues, and constitute ape culture. A delightful mix of intriguing anecdote, rigorous clinical study, adventurous field work, and fascinating speculation, The Ape and the Sushi Master shows that apes are not human caricatures but members of our extended family with their own resourcefulness and dignity.

Eug ne Dubois and the Ape Man from Java

We can gather from his first comments on the fossils directly after the discovery, and also from his treatise, that the ape-like character of the skullcap ...

Author: L.T. Theunissen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400922099

Category: History

Page: 216

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Although the name Pithecanthropus is now seldom used, there are few who study the origin of our species who will fail to recognise the historical place of the usage and its association with Eugene Dubois. During the last thirty or forty years, Australopithecus and its African context has tended to draw attention from the early work on our origins in Java. It is now increasingly common to hear the term 'pithecanthropine' used only to indicate the Asian or Far Eastern examples of Homo erectus which, although probably derived from African ancestry, have some features that in the opinion of some experts may justify their being considered distinctive. This discussion is not within the pages that follow which deal extensively with the work of Eugene Dubois. He was an extraordinary man who did as much as any person since to put the great antiquity of our ancestors firmly in the public domain. Dubois became involved with the study of human origins from a medical and anatomical background as have many since. The jealousies and professional pressures that we think of as a phenomenon of the post-war years were clearly a major factor in deciding the future of his career.

The Ape Men of Xloti

The first of the ape-men, snarling, laughing, had hopped beyond the altar, and the yellow foam of madness was slavering from his jaws.

Author: David R. Sparks

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 9781612100050

Category: Fiction


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KIRBY did not know what mountains they were. He did know that the Mannlicher bullets of eleven bad Mexicans were whining over his head and whizzing past the hoofs of his galloping, stolen horse. The shots were mingled with yelps which pretty well curdled his spine. In the circumstances, the unknown range of snow mountains towering blue and white beyond the arid, windy plateau, offering he could not tell what dangers, seemed a paradise. Looking at them, Kirby laughed harshly to himself.As he dug the heels of his aviator's boots into the stallion's flanks, the animal galloped even faster than before, and Kirby took hope. Then more bullets and more yelps made him think that his advantage might prove only temporary. Nevertheless, he laughed again, and as he became accustomed to the feel of a stallion under him, he even essayed a few pistol shots back at the pack of frantic, swarthy devils he had fooled.Three hours ago he had been eating a peaceful breakfast with his friend and commandant, Colonel Miguel de Castanar, in the sunlit patio of the commandant's hacienda. Castanar, chief of the air patrol for the district, had waxed enthusiastic over the suppression of last spring's revolutionists and the cowed state of up-country bandits. Captain Freddie Kirby, American instructor of flying to Mexican pilots in the making, had agreed with him and asked for one of the Wasps and three days' leave with which to go visiting in Laredo. The simple matter of a broken fuel line, a forced landing two hundred kilometers from nowhere, and the unlucky proximity of the not-so-cowed horsemen, were the things which had changed the day from what it had been to what it was.The one piece of good fortune which had befallen him since the bandits had surrounded the wrecked Wasp, looted it, and taken its lone pilot prisoner, was the break he was getting now. During the squadron's first halt to feed, he had knocked down his guards and made a bolt for the grazing stallion. So far, the attempt was proving worthwhile.

The Ape in the Corner Office

Samuel Johnson, that large, learned ape, almost certainly understated the human instinct for forming hierarchies when he said, “No two men can be half an ...

Author: Richard Conniff

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307336484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Tired of swimming with the sharks? Fed up with that big ape down the hall? Real animals can teach us better ways to thrive in the workplace jungle. You’re ambitious and want to get ahead, but what’s the best way to do it? Become the biggest, baddest predator? The proverbial 800-pound gorilla? Or does nature teach you to be more subtle and sophisticated? Richard Conniff, the acclaimed author of The Natural History of the Rich, has survived savage beasts in the workplace jungle, where he hooted and preened in the corner office as a publishing executive. He’s also spent time studying how animals operate in the real jungles of the Amazon and the African bush. What he shows in The Ape in the Corner Office is that nature built you to be nice. Doing favors, grooming coworkers with kind words, building coalitions—these tools for getting ahead come straight from the jungle. The stereotypical Darwinian hard-charger supposedly thinks only about accumulating resources. But highly effective apes know it’s often smarter to give them away. That doesn’t mean it’s a peaceable kingdom out there, however. Conniff shows that you can become more effective by understanding how other species negotiate the tricky balance between conflict and cooperation. Conniff quotes one biologist on a chimpanzee’s obsession with rank: “His attempts to maintain and achieve alpha status are cunning, persistent, energetic, and time-consuming. They affect whom he travels with, whom he grooms, where he glances, how often he scratches, where he goes, what times he gets up in the morning.” Sound familiar? It’s the same behavior you can find written up in any issue of BusinessWeek or The Wall Street Journal. The Ape in the Corner Office connects with the day-to-day of the workplace because it helps explain what people are really concerned about: How come he got the wing chair with the gold trim? How can I survive as that big ape’s subordinate without becoming a spineless yes-man? Why does being a lone wolf mean being a loser? And, yes, why is it that jerks seem to prosper—at least in the short run? Also available as a Random House AudioBook and an eBook

Quest of the Golden Ape

"Portoxsaviour," said the Golden Ape quite distinctly. Then he pointed a forefinger almost the size of Hultax' forearm at the bracelet Hultax wore.

Author: Stephen Marlowe

Publisher: 谷月社


Category: Fiction


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CHAPTER I Mansion of Mystery CHAPTER II The Great Clock of Tarth CHAPTER III The Man in the Cavern CHAPTER IV John Pride's Story CHAPTER V Question Upon Question CHAPTER VI On the Plains of Ofrid CHAPTER VII The White God CHAPTER VIII The Brown Virgin CHAPTER IX In Custody CHAPTER X The Road to Nadia CHAPTER XI On the Ice Fields of Nadia CHAPTER XII Volna the Beautiful CHAPTER XIII The Journey of No Return CHAPTER XIV Land Beyond the Stars CHAPTER XV The Golden Ape CHAPTER XVI The Raging Beast CHAPTER XVII The Prison Without Bars

The Ape in the Tree

“ modern ape ” fallacy and , 48–50 , 246–249 ; back flexibility and , 145– 147 , 146 , 249 ; body mass and , 161162 ; cladistics and , 185–188 ...

Author: Alan Walker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674016750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Detailing the unfolding discovery of a crucial link in our evolution, this book is written in the voice of Walker, whose involvement with Proconsul began when his graduate supervisor analyzed the tree-climbing adaptations in the arm and hand of this extinct creature. Today, Proconsul is the best-known fossil ape in the world.

Bigfoot and Other Ape Men

The Reverend E.C. Hand and half a dozen others claimed they saw an ape of some sort bounding along beside Route 31. They called Sheriff T.J. Lockhart, ...

Author: Stuart Webb

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448871803

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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The native peoples of North America are the source of the oldest stories about Sasquatch. Tales circulated about a "wild man of the woods," and several newspapers reported of scary encounters by hunters and trappers during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The legend of Bigfoot was born. This enthralling book recounts the long history of the Bigfoot myth, lore, and sightings, adopting a judicious, even-handed approach to the evidence and claims. It also examines the claims made for similar ape-men figures, like the Yeti, the Skunk Ape, the Maricoxi, the Australian Yowie, the Asian Wild Man, and the Orang Pendek. Rich in lore, legend, and lush imagery, this book may make you reconsider everything you thought you knew and believed to be true about the "Big Man."

Just Another Ape

from other ape language studies. Terrace concluded: 'I could find no evidence of an ape's grammatical competence, either in my data or those of others' ...

Author: Helene Guldberg

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845407445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Today, the belief that human beings are special is distinctly out of fashion. Almost every day we are presented with new revelations about how animals are so much more like us than we ever imagined. The argument is at its most powerful when it comes to our closest living relatives - the great apes. This book argues that whatever first impressions might tell us, apes are really not 'just like us'. Science has provided strong evidence that the boundaries between us and other species are vast. Unless we hold on to the belief in our exceptional abilities we will never be able to envision or build a better future - in which case, we might as well be monkeys.

The Well Dressed Ape

Another great ape, the orangutan, is also inclined toward the veggie side of the menu, although stray reports describe an occasional female catching such ...

Author: Hannah Holmes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588368027

Category: Science

Page: 368

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DID YOU KNOW THAT • we have more hair follicles than a chimpanzee • a male boxer in top condition can punch with the force of a thirteen-pound mallet swung at twenty miles an hour • the best human endurance runners can outlast a horse • one odor above all is sexually stimulating to the human male: cinnamon buns • our home-building skills compare nicely with those of the bagworm With dry wit and penetrating insight, science journalist Hannah Holmes casts the eye of a trained researcher and reporter on . . . herself. And on our whole species. She compares the biology and behavior of humans with that of other creatures, exploring how the human animal fits into the natural world. Holmes also reveals the ways in which Homo sapiens stands apart from other mammals (and all other animals) in ways that are alternately admirable and devastating. Deftly mixing personal stories with the latest scientific research, Hannah Holmes has fashioned an engaging field guide to that oddest and most fascinating of primates: ourselves.

Our Inner Ape

ne This can take also the applies ape out to of us, the bipedal jungle, apes. but not Ever the since jungle our out ancestors of the ape. swung from tree to ...

Author: Frans de Waal

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783780938

Category: Science

Page: 300

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We have long attributed man's violent, aggressive, competitive nature to his animal ancestry. But what if we are just as given to cooperation, empathy and morality by virtue of our genes? From a scientist and writer whom E. O. Wilson has called 'the world authority on primate social behavior' comes a lively look at the most provocative aspects of human nature - power, sex, violence, kindness, and morality - through our two closest cousins in the ape family. For nearly twenty years, Frans de Waal has worked with both the famously aggressive chimpanzee and the lesser-known egalitarian, erotic, matriarchal bonobo, two species whose DNA is nearly identical to that of humans. He brings these apes to life on every page, revealing their personalities, relationships and power struggles, creating an engrossing narrative that explores what their behaviour can teach us about ourselves and each other.

The Original Manuals of Noble Ape

Through development of the ape vs. cat problem which should be discussed in the physics of the simulation, this idea of the mean ape to speed up the pace of ...

Author: Tom Barbalet

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781257502431



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Ape Plays with His Father

Sierra Peters-Charles. Once there was a piglet. The piglet's name was Ape. Ape was 7 years old. One day Ape's father was playing with him. Ape's father's.

Author: Sierra Peters-Charles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503553255

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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The book “Ape Plays with His Father” was inspired by the author’s love for the game “hide and seek,” which she fondly plays with her older sisters, Shanice, Sydney, and Samara. The highlight of the book, where Apple saw Ape’s reflection in the mirror, was an idea that came about from the author’s love for science, and she actually learned this concept that same day, when she sat down to put her ideas on paper.

The Woman and the Ape

ape. Within five minutes of her call Hyde Park had been cordoned off. Five minutes later the first helicopter from the Scotland Yard heliport on Thornhill ...

Author: Peter Høeg

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466850804

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The Woman and the Ape is the story of a unique and unforgettable couple—Madelene and Erasmus. Madelene—a sleeping beauty drowsing gently in an alcoholic stupor—is the beautiful and disillusioned wife of Adam Burden, a distinguished behavior scientist. Erasmus—the unlikely prince—is a 300-pound ape. Erasmus is brought to the Burdens' London home after escaping from animal smugglers. In him Adam Burden believes he has discovered a hitherto unknown mammal, a highly intelligent anthropoid ape, the closest thing yet to a human being. If he is right, Erasmus will become the jewel of Burden's new zoo. But Madelene decides to save Erasmus, investing in her efforts all the single-mindedness she until now has reserved for drinking. The two fall in love—a love affair as emotionally and erotically charged as any female-male relationship could ever be. But Erasmus has come to England with a purpose, and eventually the couple must face the world they have sought to flee. A fable for our time, The Woman and the Ape poses searching questions about the nature of love, freedom, and humanity

National Geographic Kids Chapters Ape Escapes

Not waiting for help, Jerry scrambles up one of the trees as if he were an ape himself. He takes one orangutan by the hand and leads him back to the Ape ...

Author: Aline Alexander Newman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426309571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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This is the first in a series of 4 books that will tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet 3 naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.