Chimpanzees and Human Evolution

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Belknap Press
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6.7 X 1.8 X 9.4 inches | 2.9 pounds
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About the Author

David R. Pilbeam is Henry Ford II Professor of Human Evolution in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Martin N. Muller is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico.
Richard W. Wrangham is Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.


Comprehensive, judicious, authoritative, up-to-date, well written, and thoroughly fascinating to anyone interested in either species.--Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature
In Chimpanzees and Human Evolution, Muller, Wrangham, and Pilbeam have compiled comprehensive and wide-ranging accounts of the evolutionary continuum between chimpanzees and ourselves. It is as much about human nature as it is about chimpanzee behavior and cognition. A truly valuable and information-packed volume.--Craig Stanford, author of Planet Without Apes
To understand the evolutionary roots of what makes us modern humans, we need to understand the evolutionary history of the phenotype of our closest living relatives. By providing an authoritative and up-to-date guide to what it means to be a common chimpanzee, Chimpanzees and Human Evolution helps us better appreciate and recognize what is special about ourselves.--Bernard Wood, author of Human Evolution
Comprehensive and provocative, this wonderful volume will be indispensable for all interested in human evolution.--Anne Pusey, Director of the Jane Goodall Institute Research Center, Duke University
The authors provide a wealth of detailed information about chimpanzees and humans, and offer readers original and provocative insights into the evolutionary history of our own species...This masterful work adds substantially to the field of primatology and human evolution; it should be read by anyone with a serious interest in these fields.--T. Harrison"Choice" (08/01/2018)