How Monkeys See the World: Inside the Mind of Another Species
Cheney and Seyfarth enter the minds of vervet monkeys and other primates to explore the nature of primate intelligence and the evolution of cognition.
"This reviewer had to be restrained from stopping people in the street to urge them to read it: They would learn something of the way science is done, something about how monkeys see their world, and something about themselves, the mental models they inhabit."—Roger Lewin, Washington Post Book World
"A fascinating intellectual odyssey and a superb summary of where science stands."—Geoffrey Cowley, Newsweek
"A once-in-the-history-of-science enterprise."—Duane M. Rumbaugh, Quarterly Review of Biology
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Cheney and Seyfarth started research on vervet monkeys as post doctoral fellows of Rockefeller University, an interest that was to lead to 13 years (1977-1990) of field work in the Amboseli National ... Read full review
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WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A MONKEY?
WHAT THE VOCALIZATIONS OF MONKEYS MEAN
SUMMARIZING THE MENTAL REPRESENTATION OF VOCALIZATIONS AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
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