Great Apes

As heard on Talk of the Nation Science Fridays on NPR, primatologist Frans de Waal has a brand new book entitled Our Inner Ape. De Waal is part scientist and part philosopher when he urges us to reflect on non-human animals' ability to analyze, feel, and communicate. His musings are based on research as a member of the psychology department at Emory University and a researcher at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The Library has his new book as well as four previous titles: The Ape and the Sushi Master, Bonobo, the Forgotten Ape, Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes and Good Natured: The Origin of Right and Wrong.