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This review is from: Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes (Paperback)
This book deserves the hype. You will come away thinking differently about humanity as well as chimpanzees. The book raises as many questions as it answers, but that's a good thing. Frans de Waal's writing brings the analysis alive and in places the account of life for the chimpanzees at Arnhem is immensely moving. However, the real importance of the book lies in its painstaking and pathbreaking analysis of the evolution of social relationships amongst the group over time. The photographs also help and the high production values are justified by, and compliment, the importance of the subject matter. For any reader with an open mind, this book will prove a joy.