Visions of Caliban: On Chimpanzees and People


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University of Georgia Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.01 inches | 1.08 pounds

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About the Author

Dale Peterson (Author)
DALE PETERSON is also the author of The Deluge and the Ark: A Journey into Primate Worlds, Chimpanzee Travels: On and Off the Road in Africa, and Storyville, USA (Georgia). He is co-author, with Richard Wrangham, of Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence. He teaches at Tufts University.

Jane Goodall (Author)
JANE GOODALL is recognized worldwide for her research and field work with chimpanzees. She has written more than twenty books, including In the Shadow of Man, The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior, Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe, and, most recently, the best-selling Reason for Hope.


"A well-argued case for greater care and conservation [of chimpanzees]."--"New Yorker"
""Visions of Caliban" is beautifully written, easily read, and ethically challenging--it just might become primatology's "Silent Spring"."--"Nature"
"A powerful indictment of human cruelty; a convincing plea for animal rights--and altogether superior to the run-of-the-mill nature books crowding the market."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Riveting and illuminating, this is an important book."--"Booklist"
"Heartrending . . . a gripping account of an extremely important subject."--"Library Journal"
"After reading this book, even a person who laughs at chimpanzees in costume, or believes that chimps should be used to test vaccines for AIDS, must acknowledge that there is something very wrong here."--"New York Newsday"
"["Visions of Caliban" is] compelling, important. . . . in this book science and grace intersect."--"Washington Post"
"A study of the relationship between humans and chimps [that] asks, which is 'most brutish'?"--"New York Times Book Review"