This excellent collection is the outcome of a conference held in 2000 under the auspices of the Chicago Academy of Sciences. Judging by the published results, the conference itself must have been a rich occasion. It must be a rare gathering that draws together for any purpose behavioural scientists specializing in such vastly different animal groups...In this case, the exercise brings a remarkably wide comparative perspective to bear on animal social complexity. Consequently, the reader is given a wealth of fine descriptive detail, but is also encouraged to step back from the detail and reflect in broader evolutionary terms on the relationship between intelligence, culture, and the cognitive demands of social relationships in individualized societies.--Hilary Callan "The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "
About the Author
de WaalFrans B. M.: Frans B. M. de Waal is C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the Psychology Department and Director of Living Links, part of the Yerkes Primate Center, Emory University.TyackPeter L.: Peter L. Tyack is Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.McGrewW.C.: William McGrew is Professor of Anthropology and Zoology at Miami University (Ohio).PerrySusan: ?Susan Perry is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.van SchaikCarel: Carel van Schaik is Professor and Director of the Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich.
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