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Bonobo Handshake

Bonobo Handshake ebook ISBN: 1592406343
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Vanessa Woods
Number of Pages: 278 
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Traces how a Discovery Channel writer and her scientist fiancâe settled in a Bonobo sanctuary in war-torn Congo, where their research enabled greater understanding of the characteristics and largely peaceful culture of the rare ape that shares 98.7 percent of human DNA.

Desire Change

Desire Change ebook ISBN: 0773550771
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
Author: Heather Davis
Number of Pages: 329 
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In the resistance to the violence of gender-based oppression, vibrant – but often ignored – worlds have emerged, full of nuance, humour, and beauty. Correcting an absence of writing about contemporary feminist work by Canadian artists, Desire Change considers the resurgence of feminist art, thought, and practice in the past decade by examining artworks that respond to themes of diversity and desire. Essays by historians, artists, and curators present an overview of a range of artistic practices including performance, installation, video, textiles, and photography. Contributors address the desire for change through three central frames: how feminist art has significantly contributed to the complex understanding of gender as it intersects with sexuality and race; the necessary critique of patriarchy and institutions as they relate to colonization within the Canadian nation-state; and the ways in which contemporary critiques are formed and expressed. The resulting collection addresses art through an activist lens to examine intersectional feminism, decolonization, and feminist institution building in a Canadian context. Heavily illustrated with representative works, Desire Change raises both the stakes and the concerns of contemporary feminist art, with an understanding that feminism is always and necessarily plural. Contributors include Janice Anderson (Concordia University), Gina Badger (artist, writer, editor, Toronto), Noni Brynjolson (writer, San Diego), Amber Christensen (curator and writer, Toronto), Karin Cope (NSCAD), Lauren Fournier (artist, writer, and curator, York University), Amy Fung (curator and writer, Toronto), Kristina Huneault (Concordia University), Alice Ming Wai Jim (Concordia University), Tanya Lukin Linklater (artist, North Bay), Sheila Petty (University of Regina), Kathleen Ritter (curator and writer, Vancouver), Daniella Sanader (curator and writer, Toronto), Thérèse St. Gelais (UQAM), cheyanne turions (curator and writer, Toronto), Ellyn Walker (Queen’s University), Jayne Wark (NSCAD) and Jenny Western (curator and writer, Winnipeg).

Freedom: The End of the Human Condition

Freedom: The End of the Human Condition ebook ISBN: 1741290252
Publisher: WTM Publishing and Communications
Author: Jeremy Griffith
Number of Pages: 798 
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FREEDOM has its own very informative website: visit The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can't go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we're entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery―the race to find the psychologically relieving understanding of our 'good and evil'-afflicted human condition. Well, astonishing as it is, this book by biologist Jeremy Griffith presents the 11th hour breakthrough biological explanation of the human condition necessary for the psychological rehabilitation and transformation of our species! The culmination of 40 years of studying and writing about our species' psychosis, FREEDOM delivers nothing less than the holy grail of insight we have needed to free ourselves from the human condition. It is, in short, as Professor Harry Prosen, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, asserts in his Introduction, 'The book that saves the world'. Griffith has been able to venture right to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and return with the fully accountable, true explanation of our seemingly imperfect lives. At long last we have the redeeming and thus transforming understanding of human behaviour! And with that explanation found all the other great outstanding scientific mysteries about our existence are now also able to be truthfully explained―of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven't. Yes, the full story of life on Earth can finally be told―and all of these incredible breakthroughs and insights are presented here in this 'greatest of all books'.

TRIBAL: Truth and Consequences

TRIBAL: Truth and Consequences ebook ISBN: 1483486788
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Author: Ron Newby
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Tribal is a word with various meanings but what is not generally acknowledged is that tribal is a genetic survival trait, held over from our ancient ancestors. Ron Newby’s latest book is controversial with original thought-provoking ideas and is, at times, witty and amusing. This popular interdisciplinary book examines chimpanzees, bonobos, even plants and the neurosciences for explanations as to why we play havoc not only with ourselves but with the biosphere. Newby argues it is not only our nurturing that influences behavior, but also our vibrant ancient survival genetic traits that influence present day human behavior. The consequences of our tribal nature—global warming, population explosion and political discord, are the generators of the Anthropocene. Anger, greed, compassion, fear, false memory, bigotry, governance, rationality and free will are a few of topics discussed. This is a philosophical approach to understanding as to why humans are self-inflicting their demise.

Mystery Revealed: Female Sexuality Redefined for the 21st Century, Volume One - Primates

Mystery Revealed: Female Sexuality Redefined for the 21st Century, Volume One - Primates ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Katarina Nolte
Author: Katarina Nolte
Number of Pages: 47 
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‘Primates’ is the first volume of the ‘Mystery Revealed: Female Sexuality Redefined for the 21st Century’ series. It serves as the closest existing example of natural primate sexual anatomy and behavior, along with primate culture, social organization and intellectual levels, helping us learn about our own evolution by revealing natural facts originally taught to be perceived as unnatural, specifically in regard to female sexuality. Format: eBook Length: 41 pages (6,008 words) Publishing Date: March 2009

Storytelling Apes

Storytelling Apes ebook ISBN: 0271067667
Publisher: Penn State Press
Author: Mary Sanders Pollock
Number of Pages: 272 
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The annals of field primatology are filled with stories about charismatic animals native to some of the most challenging and remote areas on earth. There are, for example, the chimpanzees of Tanzania, whose social and family interactions Jane Goodall has studied for decades; the mountain gorillas of the Virungas, chronicled first by George Schaller and then later, more obsessively, by Dian Fossey; various species of monkeys (Indian langurs, Kenyan baboons, and Brazilian spider monkeys) studied by Sarah Hrdy, Shirley Strum, Robert Sapolsky, Barbara Smuts, and Karen Strier; and finally the orangutans of the Bornean woodlands, whom Biruté Galdikas has observed passionately. Humans are, after all, storytelling apes. The narrative urge is encoded in our DNA, along with large brains, nimble fingers, and color vision, traits we share with lemurs, monkeys, and apes. In Storytelling Apes, Mary Sanders Pollock traces the development and evolution of primatology field narratives while reflecting upon the development of the discipline and the changing conditions within natural primate habitat. Like almost every other field primatologist who followed her, Jane Goodall recognized the individuality of her study animals: defying formal scientific protocols, she named her chimpanzee subjects instead of numbering them, thereby establishing a trend. For Goodall, Fossey, Sapolsky, and numerous other scientists whose works are discussed in Storytelling Apes, free-living primates became fully realized characters in romances, tragedies, comedies, and never-ending soap operas. With this work, Pollock shows readers with a humanist perspective that science writing can have remarkable literary value, encourages scientists to share their passions with the general public, and inspires the conservation community.

Planet of the Apes and Philosophy

Planet of the Apes and Philosophy ebook ISBN: 0812698274
Publisher: Open Court
Author: John Huss
Number of Pages: 288 
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What makes humans different from other animals, what humans are entitled to do to other species, whether time travel is possible, what limits should be placed on science and technology, the morality and practicality of genetic engineering—these are just some of the philosophical problems raised by Planet of the Apes. Planet of the Apes and Philosophy looks at all the deeper issues involved in the Planet of the Apes stories. It covers the entire franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Monkey Planet to the successful 2012 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The chapters reflect diverse points of view, philosophical, religious, and scientific. The ethical relations of humans with animals are explored in several chapters, with entertaining and incisive observations on animal intelligence, animal rights, and human-animal interaction. Genetic engineering is changing humans, animals, and plants, raising new questions about the morality of such interventions. The scientific recognition that humans and chimps share 99 percent of their genes makes a future in which non-human animals acquire greater importance a distinct possibility. Planet of the Apes is the most resonant of all scientific apocalypse myths.


Bonobo! ebook ISBN: 9780997547603
Author: Tracy Duvall
Number of Pages: 338 
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Nat's professor seduces him and announces that she's a bonobo. Over the next two years, Nat explores whether to become one, too. At every turn, he must choose between the siren song of social expectation or the perpetual pursuit of a panoply of loves.

Des bonobos et des hommes

Des bonobos et des hommes ebook ISBN: 9782897191566
Publisher: Editions Ecosociété
Author: Deni Yvan Béchard
Number of Pages: 446 
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Pourquoi les bonobos ? Pour Deni Béchard, ces grands singes qui partagent 98,7% de leur ADN avec les êtres humains et menacés d'extinction au Congo peuvent nous apprendre beaucoup sur notre propre humanité et sur notre capacité à affronter les défis écologiques qui nous attendent. «Des bonobos et des Hommes» nous emmène au cour de cet immense pays qu'est la République démocratique du Congo, à travers ses fleuves, ses forêts, ses communautés et son histoire marquée par des guerres postcoloniales dévastatrices. Il suit le destin de l'ONG BCI (Bonobo Conservative Initiative), qui tente de contrer la menace de destruction qui pèse sur la forêt équatoriale du Congo et sur les bonobos. Composée d'Etatsuniens et de Congolais, BCI défend une conservation en lien avec les communautés, en respectant leurs modes de vie et leurs besoins, loin de la logique des schémas occidentaux préconçus et imposés, comme c'est trop souvent la règle. Béchard nous guide dans la forêt tropicale où il a suivi le travail patient et précieux des différents acteurs de BCI. Avec un regard tout en nuances, Deni Béchard livre un récit plein d'espoirs sur l'Afrique, en présentant des pistes de solutions réalistes et respectueuses des gens et de leurs valeurs. Il dresse un portrait aussi complet qu'habile de l'Afrique des Grands Lacs ; et en se concentrant sur l'histoire toute particulière des bonobos, il offre une histoire universelle sur notre humanité.

The Genius of Dogs

The Genius of Dogs ebook ISBN: 110160963X
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Brian Hare,Vanessa Woods
Number of Pages: 384 
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For readers of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, this New York Times bestseller offers mesmerizing insights into the interior lives of our smartest pets In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare, have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. This dog genius revolution is transforming how we live and work with our canine friends, including how we train them. Does your dog feel guilt? Is she pretending she can't hear you? Does she want affection—or just your sandwich? In Th­e Genius of Dogs, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out what discoveries at the Duke Canine Cognition Lab and other research facilities around the world are revealing about how your dog thinks and how we humans can have even deeper relationships with our best four-legged friends.

La dernière étreinte

La dernière étreinte ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Éditions Les Liens qui libèrent
Author: Frans De Waal
Number of Pages: 396 
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Frans de Waal, éthologue et primatologue de renommée mondiale, explore le monde caché de l’émotion animale et fragilise toutes les certitudes sur la spécificité de l’espèce humaine. Captivant !

Le bonobo, Dieu et nous

Le bonobo, Dieu et nous ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Éditions Les Liens qui libèrent
Author: Frans De Waal
Number of Pages: 372 
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Le célèbre primatologue et biologiste américano-néerlandais, auteur de L’âge de l’empathie (Éditions LLL, 2010), nous revient avec un essai passionnant sur les origines de la morale humaine. Tissant son texte de récits saisissant issus de l’observation du règne animal et d’analyses philosophiques judicieuses, de Waal cherche à expliquer la morale par un processus venu d’en bas, en insistant sur ce qui nous lie aux animaux.

Survival of the Friendliest

Survival of the Friendliest ebook ISBN: 0399590676
Publisher: Random House
Author: Brian Hare,Vanessa Woods
Number of Pages: 304 
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A powerful new theory of human nature suggests that our secret to success as a species is our unique friendliness “Brilliant, eye-opening, and absolutely inspiring—and a riveting read. Hare and Woods have written the perfect book for our time.”—Cass R. Sunstein, author of How Change Happens and co-author of Nudge For most of the approximately 300,000 years that Homo sapiens have existed, we have shared the planet with at least four other types of humans. All of these were smart, strong, and inventive. But around 50,000 years ago, Homo sapiens made a cognitive leap that gave us an edge over other species. What happened? Since Charles Darwin wrote about “evolutionary fitness,” the idea of fitness has been confused with physical strength, tactical brilliance, and aggression. In fact, what made us evolutionarily fit was a remarkable kind of friendliness, a virtuosic ability to coordinate and communicate with others that allowed us to achieve all the cultural and technical marvels in human history. Advancing what they call the “self-domestication theory,” Brian Hare, professor in the department of evolutionary anthropology and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University and his wife, Vanessa Woods, a research scientist and award-winning journalist, shed light on the mysterious leap in human cognition that allowed Homo sapiens to thrive. But this gift for friendliness came at a cost. Just as a mother bear is most dangerous around her cubs, we are at our most dangerous when someone we love is threatened by an “outsider.” The threatening outsider is demoted to sub-human, fair game for our worst instincts. Hare’s groundbreaking research, developed in close coordination with Richard Wrangham and Michael Tomasello, giants in the field of cognitive evolution, reveals that the same traits that make us the most tolerant species on the planet also make us the cruelest. Survival of the Friendliest offers us a new way to look at our cultural as well as cognitive evolution and sends a clear message: In order to survive and even to flourish, we need to expand our definition of who belongs.

Une histoire d’amour africaine

Une histoire d’amour africaine ebook ISBN: 208144898X
Publisher: Flammarion
Author: Daphné Sheldrick
Number of Pages: 429 
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Daphné Sheldrick, celle qu’on surnommera «la mère des éléphants», voit le jour en juin 1934 dans une ferme de colons britanniques, au Kenya. Tout la prédestine à vivre au plus près de la nature, surtout son extraordinaire empathie envers les animaux. Mais rien n’annonce qu’elle se lancera à corps perdu dans la guerre contre les chasseurs d’ivoire, ni qu’elle consacrera sa vie aux bébés orphelins victimes du braconnage. Le récit de cette femme d’exception traverse le XXe siècle et rend compte des soubresauts de l’histoire : les guerres mondiales, la révolte mau-mau, l’indépendance kenyane... Un destin romanesque, au cœur du monde sauvage, plein de chair, de passions et de violence. Décédée en 2018, Daphné Sheldrick a reçu de nombreuses distinctions et s’est fait connaître dans le monde entier par son travail pour la protection des éléphants. Le David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, qu’elle a fondé en l’honneur de son mari, œuvre pour la sauvegarde de la faune sauvage au Kenya.

Grains of Golden Sand

Grains of Golden Sand ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
Author: Delfi Messinger
Number of Pages: 391 
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This book offers an intimate, first-hand look at one of the world's most precarious, endangered species in a precarious, endangered place. While providing adventure and exotic appeal, this book adds a new perspective to readers' understanding of the relationship between humans and what remains of the natural world. 96800x600 Includes art-book quality illustrations throughout, including 16-page full-color insert. Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USJAX-NONE


Lucy ebook ISBN: 2331038252
Publisher: Glénat BD
Author: Patrick Norbert,Liberatore
Number of Pages: 96 
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La plus vieille histoire du monde, magnifiée par Liberatore À la fin des années 1970, une découverte change la face du monde : le squelette quasi complet d’un spécimen d’australopithèque, plus vieil ancêtre commun à l’humanité, est exhumé dans le triangle de l’Afar en Éthiopie. Mais qui était cette femme baptisée « Lucy » d'après la chanson des Beatles ? Dans cette bande dessinée au souffle romanesque, remarquable par sa véracité scientifique, nous suivons les pas timides de notre ancêtre dans son éveil à la conscience. Un voyage fait de dangers et de découvertes, bercé par la nuit étoilée où se renferme tout le mystère du monde. Raconté avec poésie par Patrick Norbert, porté par l’ultra-réalisme époustouflant de Liberatore et réalisé sous la supervision d’Yves Coppens (auteur d’une très belle postface) Lucy est un album pour rêver et réfléchir sur nous-mêmes. Un album merveilleux pour replonger aux sources de notre histoire.

Fin de mission

Fin de mission ebook ISBN: 2404000314
Publisher: Éditions Gallmeister
Author: Phil Klay
Number of Pages: 320 
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National Book Award

La Révolution des plantes

La Révolution des plantes ebook ISBN: 2226434275
Publisher: Albin Michel
Author: Stefano Mancuso,Renaud Temperini
Number of Pages: 240 
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L'Intelligence des plantes a marqué un tournant dans notre façon de regarder les plantes. La révolution des plantes décrit les solutions technologiques qui existent déjà dans le monde végétal et dont nous ne pourrons plus nous passer dans le futur.

Gorilles dans la brume

Gorilles dans la brume ebook ISBN: 9782258027589
Author: Dian Fossey
Number of Pages: 240 
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Une source importante d'informations sur les gorilles de montagnes, leur comportement, leur organisation familiale et sociale.