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Chimpanzee Cultures

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ISBN 9780674116634

Publication Date: 09/01/1996


448 pages

41 halftones, 40 line illustrations


  • Preface [Paul G. Heltne]
  • Foreword [Jane Goodall]
  • Study Sites in Africa
  • The Challenge of Behavioral Diversity [Richard W. Wrangham, Frans B. M. de Waal, and W. C. McGrew]
  • I. Ecology
    • Overview—Ecology, Diversity, and Culture [Richard W. Wrangham]
    • Tools Compared: The Material of Culture [W. C. McGrew]
    • Party Size in Chimpanzees and Bonobos: A Reevaluation of Theory Based on Two Similarly Forested Sites [Colin A. Chapman, Frances J. White, and Richard W. Wrangham]
    • The Significance of Terrestrial Herbaceous Foods for Bonobos, Chimpanzees, and Gorillas [Richard K. Malenky, Suehisa Kuroda, Evelyn Ono Vineberg, and Richard W. Wrangham]
    • Hunting Strategies of Gombe and Taï Chimpanzees [Christophe Boesch]
    • Comparative Locomotor Behavior of Chimpanzees and Bonobos: Species and Habitat Differences [Diane M. Doran and Kevin D. Hunt]
    • Comparative Analyses of Nest-Building Behavior in Bonobos and Chimpanzees [Barbara Fruth and Gottfried Hohman]
    • Diversity of Medicinal Plant Use by Chimpanzees in the Wild [Michael A. Huffman and Richard W. Wrangham]
  • II. Social Relations
    • Overview—Diversity in Social Relations [W. C. McGrew]
    • Social Role and Development of Noncopulatory Sexual Behavior of Wild Bonobos [Chie Hashimoto and Takeshi Furuichi]
    • Grooming Relationships in Two Species of Chimpanzees [Yasuyuki Muroyama and Yukimaru Sugiyama]
    • Reproductive Sucess Story: Variability Among Chimpanzees and Comparisons with Gorillas [Caroline E. G. Tusin]
    • Ethological Studies of Chimpanzee Vocal Behavior [John C. Mitani]
    • Pacifying Interventions at Arnhem Zoo and Gombe [Christopher Boehm]
    • Social Relationships of Female Chimpanzees: Diversity Between Captive Social Groups [Kate C. Baker and Barbara B. Smuts]
    • Chimpanzee’s Adaptive Potential: A Comparison of Social Life Under Captive and Wild Conditions [Frans B. M. de Waal]
  • III. Cognition
    • Overview—Culture and Cognition [Frans B. M. de Waal]
    • Understanding Chimpanzee Understanding [Jan A.R.A.M. van Hooff]
    • What Chimpanzees (Might) Know about the Mind [Daniel J. Povinelli]
    • The Question of Chimpanzee Culture [Michael Tomasello]
    • Biobehavioral Roots of Language: A Comparative Perspective of Chimpanzee, Child, and Culture [Duane M. Rumbaugh, E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, and Rose A. Sevcik]
    • Individual Differences in the Cognitive Abilities of Chimpanzees [Sarah T. Boysen]
    • Field Experiments on Use of Stone Tools in the Wild [Tetsuro Matsuzawa]
  • IV. Afterword and Postscript
    • Afterword—Review of Recent Findings on Mahale Chimpanzees: Implications and Future Research Directions [Toshisada Nishida]
    • Postscript—Conservation and the Future of Chimpanzee and Bonobo Research in Africa [Jane Goodall]
  • Biographies of the Authors
  • Index

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