The Chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba

ISBN: 978-4-431-53920-9 (Print) 978-4-431-53921-6 (Online)

Table of contents (41 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

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      Color Plates

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-10

      Bossou: 33 Years

  3. History and Ecology

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      Pages 11-11

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      Pages 13-21

      Location and Ecology

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      Pages 23-34

      The Demography and Reproductive Parameters of Bossou Chimpanzees

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      Pages 35-44

      The “Prehistory” Before 1976: Looking Back on Three Decades of Research on Bossou Chimpanzees

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      Pages 45-57

      The Chimpanzees of West Africa: From “Man-Like Beast” to “Our Endangered Cousin”

  4. Culture: Tool Manufacture and Use

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      Pages 59-59

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      Pages 61-71

      The Tool Repertoire of Bossou Chimpanzees

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      Pages 73-83

      Stone Tools for Nut-Cracking

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      Pages 85-96

      Use of Leaves for Drinking Water

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      Pages 97-105

      Ant-Dipping: How Ants Have Shed Light on Culture

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      Pages 107-115

      Pestle-Pounding Behavior: The Key to the Coexistence of Humans and Chimpanzees

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      Pages 117-122

      Algae Scooping Remains a Puzzle

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      Pages 123-130

      Ant Fishing in Trees: Invention and Modification of a New Tool-Use Behavior

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      Pages 131-135

      Log Doll: Pretence in Wild Chimpanzees

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      Pages 137-141

      Animal Toying

  5. Stone-Tool Use: Observation and Experiments

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      Pages 143-143

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      Pages 145-155

      Extensive Surveys of Chimpanzee Stone Tools: From the Telescope to the Magnifying Glass

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      Pages 157-164

      Field Experiments of Tool-Use

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      Pages 165-173

      Clues to Culture? The Coula- and Panda-Nut Experiments

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      Pages 175-182

      From Handling Stones and Nuts to Tool-Use

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      Pages 183-190

      The Emergence of Stone-Tool Use in Captive Chimpanzees

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