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Different : gender through the eyes of a primatologist  Cover Image Book Book

Different : gender through the eyes of a primatologist / Frans de Waal, with drawings & photographs by the author.

Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.), 1948- (author,, illustrator,, photographer.).

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  • ISBN: 9781324007104
  • ISBN: 1324007109
  • Physical Description: 394 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-373) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"New York Times best-selling author and world-renowned primatologist Frans de Waal explores sex and gender in both humans and other animals. Though many scholars now argue that gender differences are purely a product of socialization, primatologist Frans de Waal illustrates in Different the scientific, evolutionary basis for gender differences in humans, drawing on his decades of experience working with our closest ape relatives: chimpanzees and bonobos. De Waal illuminates their behavioral and biological differences, and compares and contrasts them with human behavior: male domination and territoriality in chimpanzees and the female-led pacific society of bonobos. In his classic conversational style and a narrative rich in anecdotes and wry observations, de Waal tackles topics including gender identity, sexuality, gender-based violence, same-sex rivalry, homosexuality, friendship, and nurturance. He reveals how evolutionary biology can inform a more nuanced-and equitable-cultural understanding of gender. Ultimately, he argues, our two nearest primate relatives are equally close to us, and equally relevant. Considering all available evidence, we can learn much about ourselves and embrace our similarities as well as our differences"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sex differences.
Sexual dimorphism (Animals)
Sexual behavior in animals.
Sex Characteristics.
Genre: Life Sciences.

Available copies

  • 6 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 612.6 WAAL 2022 (Text) 0001002408597 Nonfiction New Available -

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