Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Chimpanzee Behavior in the Wild An Audio-Visual Encyclopedia / [electronic resource] :
Author Nishida, Toshisada.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Zamma, Koichiro.
Matsusaka, Takahisa.
Inaba, Agumi.
McGrew, William C.
Publisher Springer Japan : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QL1-991
ISBN 9784431538950
Subjects Life sciences. ; Zoology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation VII, 247 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Color Plates -- Methods -- Study Sites of Chimpanzees and Bonobos -- Catalogue -- Remarks -- Glossary A-F -- Glossary G-Q -- Glossary R-Y -- Discussion. Where We Stand Field workers-scientists of animal (including human!) behavior in nature-have long been fascinated by wild chimpanzees. A person who once has studied wild chimpanzees will be eager to observe them again. A person who has studied them twice will make every effort to continue the study, unless prevented from doing so. In short, behavioral primatology is addictive! Many people, among them Jane Goodall, Richard Wrangham, and I, do not regret that they have dedicated their whole lives to the study of wild chimpanzees. This is because the apes' behavior is always challenging: chimpanzees are cheerful, charming, playful, curious, beautiful, easygoing, generous, tolerant, and trustw- thy most of the time, but also are cautious, cunning, ugly, violent, ferocious, blo- thirsty, greedy, and disloyal at other times. We human beings share both the light and dark sides with our closest living relatives. For decades, we have documented huge across-population variation in behavior, as well as within-population variation. Cultural biology (now called cultural pri- tology), as proposed 60 years ago by Kinji Imanishi, recently has flourished.