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Wild cultures : a comparison between chimpanzee and human cultures

Author: Christophe Boesch
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How do chimpanzees say, 'I want to have sex with you?' By clipping a leaf or knocking on a tree trunk? How do they eat live aggressive ants? By using a short stick with one hand or long stick with both? Ivorian and Tanzanian chimpanzees answer these questions differently, as would humans from France and China if asked how they eat rice. Christophe Boesch takes readers into the lives of chimpanzees from different  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christophe Boesch
ISBN: 9781107025370 1107025370 9781139572828 1139572822
OCLC Number: 793221794
Description: xiv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Studying culture in the wild --
From human culture to wild culture --
Shaping nature into home : about material culture --
One for all and all for one : about social culture --
I want to have sex with you : about symbolic culture --
Learning culture : from pupils to teachers --
Dead or alive? : towards a notion of death and empathy --
Wild culture --
wild intelligence : cognition and culture --
Uniquely chimpanzee --
uniquely human --
Epilogue : will we have the time to study chimpanzee culture?
Responsibility: Christophe Boesch.
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'We have long been searching for the key to answering the question: 'What makes us human?' In this fascinating and engaging book, Boesch asks if the answer is 'Culture' ... [He] synthesizes current Read more...

 
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