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Sex and Friendship in Baboons Reprint Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0674802759
ISBN-10: 0674802756
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Praise for the first edition:
[Smuts] provides the reader with a vivid description of her own mental processes in carrying out the project--from the formulation of the initial questions, to the design of the data collection protocol, to the objective definition of friendship, to the moments when she gained insights from particular incidents in the field and used them to create or refine hypotheses, and finally to the analysis and interpretation [conveying] to the reader both the richness of everyday exchanges between male and female baboons and a feel for the intellectual experience of fieldwork. (C. M. Berman Animal Behaviour)

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Praise for the first edition:[Smuts] provides the reader with a vivid description of her own mental processes in carrying out the project-from the formulation of the initial questions, to the design of the data collection protocol, to the objective definition of friendship, to the moments when she gained insights from particular incidents in the field and used them to create or refine hypotheses, and finally to the analysis and interpretation [conveying] to the reader both the richness of everyday exchanges between male and female baboons and a feel for the intellectual experience of fieldwork.-C. M. Berman, Animal Behavior

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (December 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674802756
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674802759
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,746,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By henryraddick@hotmail.com on July 19, 2001
Format: Paperback
In this marvelous book Smuts draws from years of painstaking field research in which she followed around a flange of chacma baboons in the Mateti Game Park in Zimbabwe. Her findings inspired the plot of When Harry Met Sally.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Magellan HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Despite the title, I'd prefer to have sex and friendship outside of a baboon, but for those brave enough to try, this book is an indispensable guide.
As the great Groucho Marx once said, "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, of course, it's too dark to read." And I might add--sex and friendship too.
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