Chimpanzee Politics has ratings and 75 reviews. Artur said: Chimpanzee Politics by Frans de Waal is an attempt to provide a valid overview of what th. Franciscus Bernardus Maria “Frans” de Waal (born 29 October ) is a Dutch primatologist Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and author of numerous books including Chimpanzee Politics and Our Inner Ape. Looking at human society through the lens of animal behavior, de Waal’s first book, Chimpanzee Politics (), compares the schmoozing and scheming of.

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The first edition of Frans de Waal’s Chimpanzee Politics was acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its politids insights into the most basic human needs and behaviors.

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Twenty-five years later, this book is considered a classic. Featuring a new preface that includes recent insights from the author, this anniversary edition is chlmpanzee detailed and thoroughly engrossing account of rivalries and coalitions—actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli and from the nightly newsde Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.


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I’ll never look at academic or corporate politics the same way. He has even placed de Waal’s Chimpanzee Politics on his recommended reading list, along with better known politcis such as the Declaration of Independence, the U.

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Constitution, and the Federalist Papers. What secrets has Gingrich gleaned from our simian cousins?

In short, how to win power by forming tactical coalitions and mounting fierce psychological attacks on those blocking the way It’s a strategy Gingrich aped in his assault on former Speaker Jim Wright. You won’t glean these management techniques from any business text.

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But you can’t run your company without them. Take it from the apes The author demonstrates that chimps are, in the broadest sense, ;olitics.

The author has cgimpanzee special empathetic insight into the mind of the chimpanzee which is shared by few but can somehow be recognized by many.


This excellent book achieves the dual goal which eludes so many writers about animal behavior—it will both fascinate the nonspecialist and be seen as an important contribution to science.

I had just returned from observing chimpanzees for two weeks at Gombe. After the real-life experience, I expected a book about chimpanzee behavior—and at a zoo, at that—to make rather dull reading.

But I was in for a surprise. De Waal’s Chimpanzee Politics is as much fun as a tree full of wild chimps.

Join our email listserv and receive monthly updates on the latest titles. Availability Text Usually ships business days after receipt of order. Power and Sex among Apes. Just as fresh and thought-provoking in as it was in