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Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.) 1948-

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Works: 172 works in 514 publications in 2 languages and 22,129 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator, Producer, Correspondent, Draftsman
Classifications: QL737.P96, 156
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Most widely held works by F. B. M. de Waal
Good natured : the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 2,473 libraries worldwide
Waal shows how ethical behavior is as much a matter of evolution as any other trait
Peacemaking among primates by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 2,161 libraries worldwide
Examines how simians cope with aggression, and how they make peace after fights
Our inner ape : a leading primatologist explains why we are who we are by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,681 libraries worldwide
One of the world's foremost primatologists explores what our two closest relatives in the animal kingdom--the violent, power-hungry chimpanzee and the cooperative, empathetic bonobo--can tell us about the duality of our own human nature. 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? 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. In this book, he lets their personalities, relationships, power struggles, and high jinks captivate our hearts and minds. The result is a surprising narrative that explores what their behavior can teach us about the most provocative aspects of human nature.--From publisher description
Bonobo : the forgotten ape by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,606 libraries worldwide
Most people have never heard of the bonobo, an intriguing member of the great ape family, despite the fact that bonobos are as close to us as their much better known relatives, the chimpanzees. Scientists are only beginning to explore the social life of the bonobo. Whereas chimpanzees are known for male power politics, cooperative hunting, and intergroup warfare, bonobo society is egalitarian and peaceful. One major distinction of the bonobo seems to be sensitivity to others. Now, two world-renowned experts in their fields, primatologist Frans de Waal and wildlife photographer Frans Lanting, have joined to celebrate this wonderful and little-known creature. Theirs is the first extended profile of the bonobo for the general reader. It presents the most up-to-date information on the species, including comparative data from zoo populations and from the field and interviews with leading bonobo experts. This is a book for all primate-watchers, amateur and specialist, for anyone interested in the origin of our own species, and for those studying evolution or gender relations
The age of empathy : nature's lessons for a kinder society by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: By studying social behaviors in animals, such as bonding, the herd instinct, the forming of trusting alliances, expressions of consolation, and conflict resolution, Frans de Waal demonstrates that animals-and humans-are "preprogrammed to reach out." He has found that chimpanzees care for mates that are wounded by leopards, elephants offer "reassuring rumbles" to youngsters in distress, and dolphins support sick companions near the water's surface to prevent them from drowning. From day one humans have innate sensitivities to faces, bodies, and voices; we've been designed to feel for one another. De Waal's theory runs counter to the assumption that humans are inherently selfish, which can be seen in the fields of politics, law, and finance, and whichseems to be evidenced by the current greed-driven stock market collapse. But he cites the public's outrage at the U.S. government's lack of empathy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as a significant shift in perspective-one that helped Barack Obama become elected and ushered in what may well become an Age of Empathy. Through a better understanding of empathy's survival value in evolution, de Waal suggests, we can work together toward a more just society based on a more generous and accurate view of human nature
Natural conflict resolution by Filippo Aureli( file )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
Aggression and competition are customarily presented as the natural state of affairs in both human society and the animal kingdom. Yet, as this book shows, our species relies heavily on cooperation for survival as do many others -- from wolves and dolphins to monkeys and apes. A distinguished group of fifty-two authors, including many of the world's leading experts on human and animal behavior, review evidence from multiple disciplines on natural conflict resolution, making the case that reconciliation and compromise are as much a part of our heritage as is waging war
The ape and the sushi master : cultural reflections by a primatologist by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
"The Ape and the Sushi Master challenges our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we differ from other animals. In a delightful mix of autobiographical anecdote, rigorous research, and speculation, eminent primatologist Frans de Waal leads us to consider the possibility that apes have their own culture. We think that only we humans are culturally free and sophisticated, varying our behavior from group to group. But what if apes react to situations with behavior learned through observation of their elders (culture) rather than through pure genetic instinct (nature)? Such a scenario shakes our centuries-old convictions about what makes humans distinct. It also counters our recent tendency to look at other animals as slaves of their genetic programs: if animals learn from each other the way we do, this brings them much closer to us."--BOOK JACKET
Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,273 libraries worldwide
'It's the animal in us', we often hear when we've been bad, But why not when we're good? 'Primates and Philosophers' tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality
Chimpanzee politics : power and sex among apes by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
This extraordinary account of schmoozing, scheming, and consensus building among the chimpanzees of a large zoo colony in Arnhem, The Netherlands, attracted attention. Throughout this revised edition - which features a new gallery of color photographs along with a new introduction and epilogue - de Waal expands and updates his story of the Arnhem colony and its continuing political upheavals. We learn the fate of many memorable characters and meet the colony's current leaders and their allies. The new edition remains a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account - of sexual rivalries and coalitions, of actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct - and it reaffirms the complex bond between humans and their closest living relatives. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity
Tree of origin : what primate behavior can tell us about human social evolution ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 930 libraries worldwide
How did we become the linguistic, cultured, and successful apes we are? Our closest relatives offer tantalizing clues. In this volume top primate experts read these clues and compose an extensive picture of what the behaviour of monkeys and apes can tellus about our own evolution as a species
The primate mind built to connect with other minds by F. B. M. de Waal( file )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Main description: Prominent neuroscientists, psychologists, ethologists, and primatologists from around the world take a bottom-up approach to primate social behavior by investigating how the primate mind connects with other minds and exploring the shared neurological basis for imitation, joint action, and empathy as well as their evolutionary foundations
Chimpanzee politics : power and sex among apes by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 libraries worldwide
Animal social complexity : intelligence, culture, and individualized societies ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
My family album : thirty years of primate photography by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Culled from the thousands of images de Waal has taken, these photographs capture social interaction in bonobos, chimpanzees, capuchin monkeys, baboons, and macaques showing the subtle gestures, expressions, and movements that elude most nature photographers or casual observers."
Infant chimpanzee and human child : a classic 1935 comparative study of ape emotions and intelligence by N. N Ladygina-Kots( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Coalitions and alliances in humans and other animals ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
The age of empathy nature's lessons for a kinder society by F. B. M. de Waal( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Primatologist Frans de Waal examines how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans
Chimps R us ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Alan Alda meets groundbreaking chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall, now devoting her energies to chimp conservation. Alda also visits the Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation in Florida, working to provide long-term care for chimpanzees discarded by the entertainment industry, medical researchers, and pet owners. The program revisits Frans de Waal's classic research on social cooperation in chimps
Our inner ape [a leading primatologist explains why we are who we are] by F. B. M. de Waal( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Frans de Waal has spent the last two decades studying our closest primate relations, and his observations encompass the spectrum of human behavior. This is an engrossing discourse that proposes thought-provoking and sometimes shocking connections among chimps, bonobos, and those most paradoxical of apes, human beings
Our inner ape : the best and worst of human nature by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
 
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Waal, Fransiscus Bernardus Maria de 1948-
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French (4)
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