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By Ruth Osterweis Selig, Marilyn R. London, P. Ann Kaupp, Robert L. Humphrey

This new version deals various truly written and with ease available articles from the Smithsonian’s hugely acclaimed, award-winning ebook AnthroNotes. many of the world's top anthropologists discover basic questions people ask approximately themselves as participants, as societies, and as a species. The articles display the richness and breadth of anthropology, protecting not just the elemental matters but in addition the altering views of anthropologists over the 150-year heritage in their box. Illustrated with unique cartoons by way of anthropoligst Robert L. Humphrey, Anthropology Explored opens as much as lay readers, lecturers, and scholars a self-discipline as various and engaging because the cultures it observes.

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Cavalieri, Paola, and Peter Singer, eds. 1994. The Great Ape Project: Equality beyond Humanity. St. Martin's Press. Haraway, Donna Jeanne. 1989. " In Primate Visions: Gender, Race and Nature in the World of Modern Science. Routledge, pp. 24475. , and Linda A. Marquardt, eds. 1989. Understanding Chimpanzees. Harvard University Press. Morell, Virginia. 1995. " Science 268:9745. National Geographic Society. 1990. Jane Goodall: My Life with the Wild Chimpanzees. Film produced by Judith Dwan Hallet.

Nevertheless, fast on the heels of this deadly outbreak came news from Gabon in March 1996 that 13 people in one village had died from Ebola after eating a chimpanzee. " Using the Anti-Slavery Society as its political model, this organization may be rather extreme in its approach, yet there is no denying that the more we know about the great apes, the more the distinction between "self" and ''other'' becomes blurred. In such troubled times, is there hope? We believe so. In spite of all the upheavals in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the gorilla population appears surprisingly stableor even on the increase!

The resulting population density of chimps, about 4 per square kilometer, is among the highest known. Because the chimps can retreat into the tree tops, visitors must often be content with glimpses of black shapes in the green canopy. This is particularly true on rainy days, when the chimps spend most of their time aloft. Since encounters cannot be guaranteed, the fee has been set much lower than for gorillas, at $40 per visit, and the number in the daily group is limited to four. It is unclear whether chimps can generate enough foreign currency to win the kind of government support provided to gorilla conservation.

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