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Close Friends & Relatives by Bob Elsdale

Close Friends & Relatives by Bob Elsdale

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Close Friends & Relatives

by Bob Elsdale

Hachette Australia, 2008, ISBN 9780733623547, full page colour photographs throughout, decorated endpapers, two-page frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket stuck in centre of front and back covers (water damage?), this is not obvious until you attempt to remove dustjacket, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)

“Humans and chimpanzees share 96 per cent of the same DNA, yet how do we view our closest biological relatives?
Our relationship with apes is recorded as far back as Aristotle, and various mentions appear in the Bible.  Yet despite the publication of Darwin’s theory of evolution in 1859, very little factual scientific information was known about chimpanzees until the early part of last century, when psychologists Wolfgang Kohler and Robert Yerkes conducted a study focused specifically on the intellectual abilities of chimpanzees.  Kohler eventually concluded in Mentality of Apes, published in 1925, that “Chimpanzees manifest intelligent behaviour of the general kind familiar in human beings … a type of behaviour which counts as specifically human.”  Close Friends & Relatives is a heart-warming and thought-provoking portrait of primates from multi-award-winning photographer Bob Elsdale.”


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