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    • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    • By: Frans de Waal
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waal's landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal - and human - intelligence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Finally the science catches up

    • By Philomath on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Our Inner Ape

    • A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are
    • By: Frans de Waal
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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    We have long attributed man's violent, aggressive, competitive nature to his animal ancestry. But what if we are just as given to cooperation, empathy, and morality by virtue of our genes? What if our behavior actually makes us apes? What kind of apes are we?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Sherry on 10-26-06
    • A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are
    • By: Frans de Waal
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 12-12-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 457 ratings

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    • The Bonobo and the Atheist

    • By: Frans de Waal
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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    In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal argues that human morality is not imposed from above but instead comes from within. Moral behavior does not begin and end with religion but is in fact a product of evolution. For many years, de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. Now he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological origins of human fairness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Less science and more meditative

    • By Lisa on 06-10-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • What I Learned from Tickling Apes

    • By: Frans De Waal
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 14 mins
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    "What I Learned from Tickling Apes" is from the April 9, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frans De Waal and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Primates and Philosophers

    • How Morality Evolved
    • By: Frans de Waal
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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    "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality.In this provocative book, primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our "selfish" genes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Having Just Read...

    • By Douglas on 12-14-13

    Regular price: $22.00

    • The Age of Empathy

    • Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
    • By: Frans de Waal
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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    Is it really human nature to stab one another in the back in our climb up the corporate ladder? Competitive, selfish behavior is often explained away as instinctive, thanks to evolution and "survival of the fittest", but in fact, humans are equally hard-wired for empathy. Using research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience, Frans de Waal brilliantly argues that humans are group animals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Lot Of Things In Common With Our Animal Friends!

    • By James on 08-14-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sommes-nous trop "bêtes" pour comprendre l'intelligence des animaux ?

    • By: Frans de Waal
    • Narrated by: Michel Raimbault
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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    Frans de Waal, psychologue et primatologue mondialement reconnu, nous amène à réexaminer tout ce que nous croyions savoir sur l'intelligence animale - et humaine.

    Regular price: $13.08