Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes

By De Waal, Frans

SKU# 18510

$ 17.00

Pp. 223; numerous black-and-white photographs and some line-drawings.  Publisher’s original cloth, color pictorial dust jacket lettered in white and yellow, lg 8vo.  "De Waal's compelling and meticulously observed account of this power struggle shows that chimpanzees have a faculty for social maneuvering radically different from that of lower primates.  They can be subtly manipulative, basing shrewd political strategies on their ability to predict the likely effect of an alliance here or a betrayal there” (from the front jacket flap).  This has become a classic work in ape behavior; aside an aside, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich cited it as helping him understand the behavior in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Small signature of former owner on the front endpaper.

Publisher Harper and Row
Publisher Place New York
Date Published 1982
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First U.S. edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.
ISBN 0-06-015113-7
Limited Edition