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Peterson, Dale

Overview
Works: 78 works in 186 publications in 5 languages and 14,941 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Pictorial works  Popular works  Local history  History 
Roles: Composer, Editor
Classifications: QL31.G58, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Dale Peterson
 
Most widely held works by Dale Peterson
Jane Goodall : the woman who redefined man by Dale Peterson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Goodall first presented her discoveries about chimpanzees at a scientific conference, she was ridiculed by the chairman. She was too young, too blond, too pretty to be a serious scientist, and worse yet, she had virtually no formal scientific training. She had been a secretarial school graduate whom Leakey had sent out to study chimps only when he couldn't find anyone better qualified. And he couldn't tell her what to do in the field--nobody could--because no one before had made such an intensive and long-term study. Biographer Peterson shows how remarkable Goodall's accomplishments were, detailing not only how she revolutionized the study of primates, our closest relatives, but how she helped set radically new standards and a new intellectual style in the the study of animal behavior. And he reveals the very private quest that led to another sharp turn in her life, from scientist to activist.-- From publisher description
Africa in my blood : an autobiography in letters : the early years by Jane Goodall ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The woman who devoted her life to studying chimps in Africa looks back on her life, from her early love of animals to her years in the bush observing primates, often sacrificing life's more stable pleasures
Visions of Caliban : on chimpanzees and people by Dale Peterson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors explore the image of Caliban, created by William Shakespeare as neither man nor beast but "honored with a human shape," as they present the humanity of chimpanzees, our inhumanity toward them, and the poignancy of our relationships with them
Beyond innocence : an autobiography in letters : the later years by Jane Goodall ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A second volume of Jane Goodall's autobiography in letters covers the years during which she made many of her most important discoveries on chimpanzee behavior, gave birth to her son, and became an environmental activist
Demonic males : apes and the origins of human violence by Richard W Wrangham ( Book )
20 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whatever their virtues, men are more violent than women. Why do men kill, rape, and wage war, and what can we do about it? Drawing on the latest discoveries about human evolution and about our closest living relatives, the great apes, Demonic Males offers startling new answers to these questions. Dramatic, vivid, and sometimes shocking, but firmly grounded in meticulous scientific research, Demonic Males will stir controversy and debate. It will be required reading for anyone concerned about the spiral of violence undermining human society
Eating apes by Dale Peterson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details how, with the unprecedented opening of African forests by European and Asian logging companies, the traditional consumption of wild animal meat in Central Africa has suddenly exploded in scope and impact, moving from what was recently a subsistence activity to an enormous and completely unsustainable commercial enterprise. Although the three African great apes account for only about one percent of the commercial bush meat trade, today's rate of slaughter could bring about their extinction in the next few decades. Eating Apes documents the when, where, how, and why of this rapidly accelerating disaster. In bringing the facts of this crisis and these impending extinctions into a single, accessible book, Peterson takes us one step closer to averting one of the most disturbing threats to our closest relatives.--From publisher description
The moral lives of animals by Dale Peterson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an exploration of what morality means, and what animals can teach us about it. Wild elephants walking along a trail stop and spontaneously try to protect and assist a weak and dying fellow elephant. Laboratory rats, finding other rats caged nearby in distressing circumstances, proceed to rescue them. A chimpanzee in a zoo loses his own life trying to save an unrelated infant who has fallen into a watery moat. The examples above and many others, argues the author, show that our fellow creatures have powerful impulses toward cooperation, generosity, and fairness, even morality. Yet it is commonly held that we Homo sapiens are the only animals with a moral sense, that we are somehow above and apart from "the animals." This book forces us to reexamine what the author calls our "Darwinian narcissism", and it shows the profound connections, the moral continuum, that link humans to many other species. The author shows how much animal behavior follows principles embodied in humanity's ancient moral codes, from the Old Testament rules as expressed in the Ten Commandments to the New Testament principles of attachment through cooperation, kindness, and empathy. Understanding the moral lives of animals offers new insight into our own.--From book jacket of 1st U.S. ed
The deluge and the ark : a journey into primate worlds by Dale Peterson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of Peterson's journey as he searched the world for endangered primates and discovered the major environmental problems facing the earth
Elephant reflections by Karl Ammann ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection brings award-winning wildlife photographer Ammann's gorgeous images together with a revelatory text by writer Peterson to illuminate one of nature's greatest and most original works of art: the elephant
Genesis II, creation and recreation with computers by Dale Peterson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giraffe reflections by Dale Peterson ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...this volume presents a magnificent portrait of a group of animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing gentleness, may not entirely survive this century. Dale Peterson's text provides a natural and cultural history of the world's tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing in detail their biology and behavior. He offers a new perspective on the giraffes' place in our world, and argues for the stronger protection of these imposing yet endangered creatures and their elusive forest relatives, the okapis. Some 120 stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann capture the grace and elegance of Giraffa camelopardalis. Both beautiful and informative, the images document giraffes' complex interactions with each other and their environment"--Provided by the publisher
A Mad people's history of madness by Margery Kempe ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychiatrie / Krankengeschichte
Intelligent schoolhouse : readings on computers and learning ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Big things from little computers : a layperson's guide to personal computing by Dale Peterson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa in my blood : an autobiography in letters : the early years, 1934-1966 by Jane Goodall ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The woman who devoted her life to studying chimps in Africa looks back on her life, from her early love of animals to her years in the bush observing primates, often sacrificing life's more stable pleasures
Re xie.meng xiang.fei zhou by Jane Goodall ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CoCo LOGO for the TRS-80 color computer by Dale Peterson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bruder Affe : Menschenaffen und die Ursprünge menschlicher Gewalt by Richard W Wrangham ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agressieve mannetjes : over mensapen en de oorsprong van geweld bij de mens by Richard W Wrangham ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duimen aan zijn voeten by Dale Peterson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verslag van twee speurtochten naar chimpansees in Oost en West Afrika
 
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Alternative Names
ピーターソン, デイル
Languages
English (113)
Chinese (5)
Dutch (4)
German (4)
Italian (2)
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