Adam Clark Arcadi

As our closest primate relatives, chimpanzees offer tantalizing clues about the behavior of early human ancestors. This book provides a rich and detailed portrait of chimpanzee social life in the wild, synthesizing hundreds of thousands of hours of research at seven long-term field sites. Why are the social lives of males and females so different? Why do groups of males sometimes seek out and kill neighboring individuals? Do chimpanzees cooperate when they hunt monkeys? Is their vocal behaviour like human speech? Are there different chimpanzee ‘cultures’? Addressing these questions and more, Adam Arcadi presents a fascinating introduction to the chimpanzee social universe and the challenges we face in trying to save this species from extinction. With extensive notes organized by field site and an appendix describing field methods, this book is indispensable for students, researchers, and anyone else interested in the remarkable and complex world of these intelligent apes. Also available in paperback (stock id 16856)

  • Synthesizes research from all the long-term chimpanzee field projects, offering a unique species-wide and site-wide perspective
  • The concise and readable text ensures the book is accessible, while citations and extensive endnotes are useful for those who want to look deeper into the literature
  • Emphasizes the conservation plight of chimpanzees and the importance of long-term scientific research projects for conservation
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Cambridge University Press, June 2018.  Hard cover, 233 pages, 12 plates with 14 colour photos and colour illustrations; 4 b/w illustrations, 7 tables