Anyone interested in origin of language theory will need to read this book.
It's hard to read at first it's so comprehensive, and yet it's so good that I surprised myself by being drawn into it and reading it first out of all the books I got.
The authors do as well as anyone could with these concepts, but one can go only so far in making a plate of cooked spaghetti stand up straight.
A very interesting study in animal cognition and behavior.
The author reveals observational protocol for this sort of study. Read more
I picked this up for a class on comparative psychology and enjoyed it so much I bought a copy for my father as a gift. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book could not be more excellent. If you wanted to know about animal (especially primate) communication and cognition, this book is essential. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Crustee
I'd call this book a must-read for anyone who is curious about primate evolution. The baboons are not our direct ancestors, of course, but their social and cognitive behavior, as... Read morePublished 19 months ago by James D. Aikin
Everyone is talking about apes these days, but this book opened my eyes to the extent to which smaller-brained primates also survive by making social calculations. Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by Loretta G. Breuning
I needed this book really fast for a class and I was happy with how quickly it got here. However, I would have defined the condition as fair, not good. Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by ajbpan
Do Baboons think and what do they think about? Do they understand that others have their own thoughts, fears, ideas? How does thought work in a social animal? Read morePublished on December 24, 2009 by Michael Valdivielso
I picked up this book as almost an afterthought after some picking out some of the more obvious books in primatology. Read morePublished on April 11, 2009 by Modern Primate
The team of Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth has collaborated on numerous publications, including a fine book, "How Monkeys See the World. Read morePublished on December 31, 2007 by Steven A. Peterson