Chimpanzees of the Lakeshore
By Nishida, Toshisada
Pp. xix, 320; with numerous black-and-white photos, detailed maps, and charts. Publisher’s original color-pictorial laminated hardcover, lg 8vo. This is the hardcover first edition. Chimpanzees are humanity's closest living relations and are of enduring interest to a range of sciences, from anthropology to zoology. In the West, many know of the pioneering work of Jane Goodall, whose studies of these apes at Gombe in Tanzania are justly famous. Less well-known, but equally important, are the studies carried out by Toshisada Nishida on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Comparison between the two sites yields both notable similarities and startling contrasts. Nishida has written a comprehensive synthesis of his work on the behavior and ecology of the chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains. With topics ranging from individual development to population-specific behavioral patterns, it reveals the complexity of social life, from male struggles for dominant status to female travails in raising offspring. Richly illustrated, the author blends anecdotes with powerful data to explore the fascinating world of the chimpanzees of the lakeshore (from the rear cover). No ownership marks and no signs of use (never opened).
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A tight and bright copy in fine (new) condition.|