All Apes Great and Small

Volume 1: African Apes

  • Biruté M. F. Galdikas
  • Nancy Erickson Briggs
  • Lori K. Sheeran
  • Gary L. Shapiro
  • Jane Goodall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Issues in Ape and Human Evolution

    1. Pages 1-3
    2. R. Wrangham, D. Pilbeam
      Pages 5-17
    3. A. Janke, U. Arnason
      Pages 19-33
    4. C. E. MacLeod, K. Zilles, A. Schleicher, K. R. Gibson
      Pages 35-53
  3. Bonobos, the “Forgotten Ape”?

  4. Chimpanzees, the Best Known Ape

    1. Pages 91-93
    2. S. T. Boysen, T. Butynski
      Pages 95-106
    3. K. Hosaka, T. Nishida, M. Hamai, A. Matsumoto-Oda, S. Uehara
      Pages 107-130
  5. Gorillas, the Greatest of the Apes

    1. Pages 149-150
    2. F.G.P. Patterson, M.L. Matevia
      Pages 151-163
    3. F.G.P. Patterson, W. Gordon
      Pages 165-176
  6. Physiological Bases for Behavior and Aging: Great Apes and Humans

    1. Pages 191-193
    2. J.M. Erwin, M. Bloomsmith, S. T. Boysen, P. R. Hof, R. Holloway, L. Lowenstine et al.
      Pages 195-200
    3. R. Martens, R. Couch, B. Hansen, C. Howard, J. Kemnitz, D.P. Perl et al.
      Pages 201-206
    4. D. P. Perl, P. R. Hof, E. A. Nimchinsky, J. M. Erwin
      Pages 207-215
    5. M.H. Jurke, L.R. Hagey, N.M. Czekala, N.C. Harvey
      Pages 217-229
  7. The Bushmeat Crisis: African Apes at Risk

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About this book


Many of the papers in this volume were first presented at the Third International Great Apes of the World Conference, held July 3-6, 1998 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The editors of this volume, the first in a two-volume series, are world renowned, having dedicated most of their lives to the study of great apes. The world's premiere primatologists, ethologists, and anthropologists present the most recent research on both captive and free-ranging African great apes. These scientists, through deep personal commitment and sacrifice, have expanded their knowledge of chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas. With forests disappearing, many of these studies will never be duplicated. This volume, and all in the Developments in Primatology book series, aim to broaden and deepen the understanding of this valuable cause.


behavior biology development evolution forest human evolution mammals primates primatology social behavior

Editors and affiliations

  • Biruté M. F. Galdikas
    • 1
  • Nancy Erickson Briggs
    • 2
  • Lori K. Sheeran
    • 3
  • Gary L. Shapiro
    • 1
  • Jane Goodall
    • 4
  1. 1.Orangutan Foundation InternationalLos Angeles
  2. 2.California State University at Long BeachLong Beach
  3. 3.California State University at FullertonFullerton
  4. 4.The Jane Goodall InstituteUSA

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