Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind download free [PDF and Ebook] by Dorothy L. Cheney

Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind download free [PDF and Ebook] by Dorothy L. Cheney year 2008
  • Book name: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind
  • Author: Dorothy L. Cheney
  • Release date: 2008/8/23
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226102443
  • Rating: 7.59 of 10
  • Votes: 748
  • Review by: Justice Fanning
  • Review rating: 9.82 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/27
  • Total pages: 358
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In 1838 Charles Darwin jotted in a notebook, 'He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke.' 'Baboon Metaphysics' is Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth's fascinating response to Darwin's challenge.Cheney and Seyfarth set up camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta, where they could intimately observe baboons and their social world. Baboons live in groups of up to 150, including a handful of males and eight or nine matrilineal families of females. Such numbers force baboons to form a complicated mix of short-term bonds for mating and longer-term friendships based on careful calculations of status and individual need.But 'Baboon Metaphysics' is concerned with much more than just baboons' social organization - Cheney and Seyfarth aim to fully comprehend the intelligence that underlies it. Using innovative field experiments, the authors learn that for baboons, just as for humans, family and friends hold the key to mitigating the ill effects of grief, stress, and anxiety.Written with a scientist's precision and a nature-lover's eye, 'Baboon Metaphysics' gives us an unprecedented and compelling glimpse into the mind of another species.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H59M58S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Physical Anthropology & Ethnography, Biology, Life Sciences, Zoology & Animal Sciences, Primates
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 22.83 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x230x19.05mm
  • Weight: 494g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: Chicago, IL, United States
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