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In quest of the sacred baboon : a scientist's journey

Author: Hans Kummer
Publisher: New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1998.
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Aims to recreates the adventure and thrill of the early days of field research on primates. This work talks about Hamadryas baboon. Hamadryas were thought to be incarnates of Thoth, the god of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Kummer
ISBN: 069104838X 9780691048383
OCLC Number: 60183960
Description: 362 pages : 16 line drawings, 34 halftones, 1 map
Contents: <table><TR><TD> <TD>Illustration Credits <TR><TD>Ch. 1 <TD>The Zoo Baboons <TR><TD>Ch. 2 <TD>On to Ethiopia <TR><TD>Ch. 3 <TD>The One-Sided Marriage <TR><TD>Ch. 4 <TD>Tensions, Conventions, and Alliances among Males <TR><TD>Ch. 5 <TD>Life Histories <TR><TD>Ch. 6 <TD>Experts in a Thorny Land <TR><TD>Ch. 7 <TD>Anatomy of the Social Relationship <TR><TD>Ch. 8 <TD>The Net and the Sword <TR><TD>Ch. 9 <TD>The Eye of the Beholder <TR><TD>Ch. 10 <TD>Mahdi <TR><TD>Ch. 11 <TD>The Likely Evolution of Hamadryas Society: A Reconstruction and a Summary <TR><TD> <TD>Conclusion <TR><TD> <TD>Bibliography <TR><TD> <TD>Publications by Authors Outside the Hamadryas Project <TR><TD> <TD>Publications on the Hamadryas by the Zurich Group <TR><TD> <TD>Films <TR><TD> <TD>Index
Responsibility: Hans Kummer (Professor Emeritus of Animal Behaviour, University of Zurich, Switzerland).


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