---Reptiles & Amphibians
Hahn, Emily. On the Side of the Apes
- On the Side of the Apes: What Man's Closest Relatives Are Teaching us About Ourselves
- Hahn, Emily
- Arena Books, New York
- 0-515-02784-7 (paperback)
- Selected Bibliography
- Apes, Primates, Laboratory Animals, Behavior, Chimpanzees
- American English (en-US)
- From the Book Cover
- Meet our cousins the apesloving, playing, sulking, schemingour nearest non-human relatives.
With a delightful wit and informality Miss Hahn introduces some of her favorite primatesthe chimpanzee named Washoe who learned how to "talk" with deaf children though sign languagethe mischievous Lucy who could unlock any door in her foster parents' homethe rock-'n-roll monkeys who perform a wild dance accompanied by the beat of their own clay drums.
It's all part of a program to learn more about ourselves.
Through the study of apes, scientists have contributed to research on cancer, drug addiction, alcoholism, sleep, allergy, and even such subjects as thought and language.
This intriguing book shows that we may find many answers to questions of human nature on the side of the apes.
- My Summary
- This is a history of using apes and monkeys as laboratory animals in the U.S., therefore nothing for an antivivisectionist with a weak stomach.
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T.Y. Crowell Co., 1971
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