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Planet without apes

Author: Craig B Stanford
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stanford sees great apes as not only intelligent but also possessed of a culture: both toolmakers and social beings capable of passing cultural knowledge down through generations. Compelled by his field research to take up the cause of conservation, he is unequivocal about where responsibility for extinction of these species lies. Our extermination campaign against the great apes has been as brutal as the genocide  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig B Stanford
ISBN: 9780674067042 0674067045
OCLC Number: 792887374
Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: Save the apes! --
Heart of darkness --
Homeless --
Bushmeat --
Outbreak --
In a not-so-gilded cage --
The double-edged sword of ecotourism --
Ethnocide --
Epilogue: May there always be apes.
Responsibility: Craig B. Stanford.

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Can we live with the consequences of wiping our closest relatives off the face of the Earth, and all the biological knowledge about ourselves that would die along with them? Extinction of the great  Read more...

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Stanford persuasively argues that the continued survival of the great apes, humanity's closest living relatives, is approaching a tipping point...Stanford begins by demonstrating why gorillas, Read more...

 
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