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Peterson, Dale

Works: 105 works in 284 publications in 4 languages and 17,487 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal correspondence  Autobiographies  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Popular works  History  Local history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: QL31.G58, B
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Eating apes by Dale Peterson( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,120 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
Jane Goodall : the woman who redefined man by Dale Peterson( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,049 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
Giraffe reflections by Dale Peterson( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,476 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
Africa in my blood : an autobiography in letters : the early years by Jane Goodall( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 1,434 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
A Mad people's history of madness by Dale Peterson( )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getuigenissen van krankzinnigen en ten onrechte krankzinnig verklaarden, van 1436 tot heden
Visions of Caliban : on chimpanzees and people by Dale Peterson( Book )

15 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,309 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
Demonic males : apes and the origins of human violence by Richard W Wrangham( Book )

24 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in English and held by 1,268 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
Beyond innocence : an autobiography in letters : the later years by Jane Goodall( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,264 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
The moral lives of animals by Dale Peterson( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,199 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
The deluge and the ark : a journey into primate worlds by Dale Peterson( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 672 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 )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 594 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 )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jane effect : celebrating Jane Goodall by Marc Bekoff( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology of nearly two hundred testimonies by groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall's friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, devoted friend, and engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories"--
The ghosts of Gombe : a true story of love and death in an African wilderness by Dale Peterson( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, written by the author of the "definitive" biography of primatologist Jane Goodall, presents in sweeping detail the story of a group of young volunteers and students doing animal behavior research on chimpanzees, baboons, and red colobus monkeys at Dr. Goodall's research site in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park during the late 1960s. Goodall, who began her work in the summer of 1960, was originally sponsored by the great paleontologist Louis Leakey and funded by the National Geographic Society. Her early studies of chimpanzees soon made her world famous as one of the great pioneers in primatology, and she began working to transform her original tented camp into a major field station for animal studies. Then came a tragic event that marked the final summer of that promising first decade and is the focus of this book. At around noon, on Saturday, July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American working at Gombe as a volunteer, walked out of camp to follow a chimpanzee into the forest and never returned. Her body was found six days later floating in a pool at the base of a high waterfall. The Ghosts of Gombe explores the social tensions that developed among the small community of researchers during 1968 and 1969; considers thoroughly how the death might have happened; and describes the painful personal consequences for some of the surviving researchers."--Provided by publisher
Intelligent schoolhouse : readings on computers and learning by Dale Peterson( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hello, my name is Frank ...( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cross-generational coming-of-age story of three teenage girls and a socially awkward man with Tourette's disorder who bond over a cross-country road trip. Along the way, they each learn to stop using his illness as an excuse to hide from life, and that love and family can be found in unexpected places
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 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where have all the animals gone? : my travels with Karl Ammann by Dale Peterson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new memoir, [nature historian Dale] Peterson describes his travels through Africa with Swiss wildlife photographer Karl Ammann. Dedicated to stopping the slaughter of endangered bushmeat, Ammann is in turns brilliant, provocative, and irritating, almost as wild as the animals her seeks to save
Xiong xing bao li : ren lei she hui de luan yuan by Lan han( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CoCo LOGO for the TRS-80 color computer by Dale Peterson( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.10 for Eating ape ... to 0.96 for Storyville ...)

Jane Goodall : the woman who redefined man
Jane Goodall : the woman who redefined manAfrica in my blood : an autobiography in letters : the early yearsVisions of Caliban : on chimpanzees and peopleDemonic males : apes and the origins of human violenceBeyond innocence : an autobiography in letters : the later yearsThe moral lives of animalsElephant reflections
Alternative Names
Dale Peterson American writer

Dale Peterson écrivain américain

Dale Peterson escriptor estatunidenc

Dale Peterson escritor británicu

Dale Peterson escritor estadounidense

Dale Peterson schrijver uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

دالي بيترسون كاتب أمريكي

피터슨, 데일 1944-

ピーターソン, デイル

English (185)

Chinese (3)

German (2)

Dutch (1)