The Question of Animal Culture

Description

Fifty years ago, a troop of Japanese macaques was observed washing sandy sweet potatoes in a stream, sending ripples through the fields of ethology, comparative psychology, and cultural anthropology. The issue of animal culture has been hotly debated ever since. Now Kevin Laland and Bennett Galef have gathered key voices in the often rancorous debate to summarize the views along the continuum from "Culture? Of course!" to "Culture? Of course not!" The result is essential reading for anyone interested in the validity of animal culture, and what it might say about our own.

Details

Author(s)
Kevin N. Laland, Bennett G. Galef, Frans B.M. deWaal, Kristin E. Bonnie, Kim Hill, W. C. McGrew, Rachel L. Kendal, Jeremy R. Kendal, Carel P. Van Schaik, Andrew Whiten
Format
Hardback | 360 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 35.56mm | 657.71g
Publication date
16 Feb 2009
Publisher
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, Mass, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
11 halftones, 11 line illustrations, 9 tables
ISBN10
0674031261
ISBN13
9780674031265
Bestsellers rank
1,493,735