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Author: Jill SingerGraham CheddAlan AldaConnecticut Public Television.Chedd-Angier Production Company.All authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS, [2007]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a Caribbean island inhabited only by monkeys to Atlanta's Yerkes Primate Center, this episode studies chimpanzee "culture;" shows primates sharing their possessions; and considers whether crowding breeds aggression or coping skills. Watch experiments in raising newborn chimps away from their mothers; focusing on intelligence and sensory perception of the aye-aye lemur of Madagascar; and demonstrating chimps'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Science television programs
Television programs
Documentary
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)56991540
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Singer; Graham Chedd; Alan Alda; Connecticut Public Television.; Chedd-Angier Production Company.; PBS Home Video.; OverDrive, Inc.
OCLC Number: 191851969
Notes: Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed Feb. 6, 2008).
Originally broadcast as a segment in the public television series, Scientific American frontiers in 1995.
Credits: Photography, Peter Hoving ; editors, Jill Singer, David Berenson ; music, Randy Roos.
Performer(s): Host, Alan Alda ; with Frans de Waal and others.
Target Audience: Age group: NR.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 297525KB).
Other Titles: Scientific American.
Scientific American frontiers (Television program)
Responsibility: presented by Connecticut Public Television ; produced in association with Scientific American magazine ; Chedd-Angier Production Co. ; written, produced and directed by Jill Singer, Graham Chedd.

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From a Caribbean island inhabited only by monkeys to Atlanta's Yerkes Primate Center, this episode studies chimpanzee "culture;" shows primates sharing their possessions; and considers whether crowding breeds aggression or coping skills. Watch experiments in raising newborn chimps away from their mothers; focusing on intelligence and sensory perception of the aye-aye lemur of Madagascar; and demonstrating chimps' understanding of numbers.

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