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

Works: 206 works in 844 publications in 13 languages and 29,228 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Educational films  Internet videos  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Creator, Author of introduction, wpr, Producer, Other, Draftsman, Contributor, eds, Correspondent
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by F. B. M. de Waal
Chimpanzee politics : power and sex among apes by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary account of schmoozing, scheming, and consensus building among the chimpanzees of a large zoo colony in Arnhem, The Netherlands, attracted attention. Throughout this revised edition - which features a new gallery of color photographs along with a new introduction and epilogue - de Waal expands and updates his story of the Arnhem colony and its continuing political upheavals. We learn the fate of many memorable characters and meet the colony's current leaders and their allies. The new edition remains a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account - of sexual rivalries and coalitions, of actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct - and it reaffirms the complex bond between humans and their closest living relatives. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What separates your mind from the mind of an animal? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future - all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the pre-eminent species on Earth. But in recent decades, claims of human superiority have been eroded by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the way octopuses use coconut shells as tools, or how elephants can classify humans by age, gender, and language. Take Ayumu, the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University who demonstrates his species' exceptional photographic memory. Based on research on a range of animals, including crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, and, of course, chimpanzees and bonobos, Frans de Waal explores the scope and depth of animal intelligence, revealing how we have grossly underestimated non-human brains. He overturns the view of animals as stimulus-response beings and opens our eyes to their complex and intricate minds. With astonishing stories of animal cognition, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? challenges everything you thought you knew about animal - and human - intelligence
Good natured : the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

70 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waal shows how ethical behavior is as much a matter of evolution as any other trait
Our inner ape : a leading primatologist explains why we are who we are by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's foremost primatologists explores what our two closest relatives in the animal kingdom--the violent, power-hungry chimpanzee and the cooperative, empathetic bonobo--can tell us about the duality of our own human nature. 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? For nearly twenty years, Frans de Waal has worked with both the famously aggressive chimpanzee and the lesser-known egalitarian, erotic, matriarchal bonobo, two species whose DNA is nearly identical to that of humans. In this book, he lets their personalities, relationships, power struggles, and high jinks captivate our hearts and minds. The result is a surprising narrative that explores what their behavior can teach us about the most provocative aspects of human nature.--From publisher description
Peacemaking among primates by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how simians cope with aggression, and how they make peace after fights
Bonobo : the forgotten ape by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people have never heard of the bonobo, an intriguing member of the great ape family, despite the fact that bonobos are as close to us as their much better known relatives, the chimpanzees. Scientists are only beginning to explore the social life of the bonobo. Whereas chimpanzees are known for male power politics, cooperative hunting, and intergroup warfare, bonobo society is egalitarian and peaceful. One major distinction of the bonobo seems to be sensitivity to others. Now, two world-renowned experts in their fields, primatologist Frans de Waal and wildlife photographer Frans Lanting, have joined to celebrate this wonderful and little-known creature. Theirs is the first extended profile of the bonobo for the general reader. It presents the most up-to-date information on the species, including comparative data from zoo populations and from the field and interviews with leading bonobo experts. This is a book for all primate-watchers, amateur and specialist, for anyone interested in the origin of our own species, and for those studying evolution or gender relations
The age of empathy : nature's lessons for a kinder society by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: By studying social behaviors in animals, such as bonding, the herd instinct, the forming of trusting alliances, expressions of consolation, and conflict resolution, Frans de Waal demonstrates that animals-and humans-are "preprogrammed to reach out." He has found that chimpanzees care for mates that are wounded by leopards, elephants offer "reassuring rumbles" to youngsters in distress, and dolphins support sick companions near the water's surface to prevent them from drowning. From day one humans have innate sensitivities to faces, bodies, and voices; we've been designed to feel for one another. De Waal's theory runs counter to the assumption that humans are inherently selfish, which can be seen in the fields of politics, law, and finance, and whichseems to be evidenced by the current greed-driven stock market collapse. But he cites the public's outrage at the U.S. government's lack of empathy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as a significant shift in perspective-one that helped Barack Obama become elected and ushered in what may well become an Age of Empathy. Through a better understanding of empathy's survival value in evolution, de Waal suggests, we can work together toward a more just society based on a more generous and accurate view of human nature
Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'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
The ape and the sushi master : cultural reflections by a primatologist by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ape and the Sushi Master challenges our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we differ from other animals. In a delightful mix of autobiographical anecdote, rigorous research, and speculation, eminent primatologist Frans de Waal leads us to consider the possibility that apes have their own culture. We think that only we humans are culturally free and sophisticated, varying our behavior from group to group. But what if apes react to situations with behavior learned through observation of their elders (culture) rather than through pure genetic instinct (nature)? Such a scenario shakes our centuries-old convictions about what makes humans distinct. It also counters our recent tendency to look at other animals as slaves of their genetic programs: if animals learn from each other the way we do, this brings them much closer to us."--Jacket
Tree of origin : what primate behavior can tell us about human social evolution( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did we become the linguistic, cultured, and successful apes we are? Our closest relatives offer tantalizing clues. In this volume top primate experts read these clues and compose an extensive picture of what the behaviour of monkeys and apes can tellus about our own evolution as a species
Animal social complexity : intelligence, culture, and individualized societies by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors of this volume argue that future research into complex animal societies and intelligence will change the perception of animals as gene machines, programmed to act in particular ways and perhaps elevate them to a status much closer to our own. At a time when humans are perceived more biologically than ever before, and animals as more cultural, are we about to witness the dawn of a truly unified social science, one with a distinctly cross-specific perspective?
Natural conflict resolution( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aggression and competition are customarily presented as the natural state of affairs in both human society and the animal kingdom. Yet, as this book shows, our species relies heavily on cooperation for survival as do many others -- from wolves and dolphins to monkeys and apes. A distinguished group of fifty-two authors, including many of the world's leading experts on human and animal behavior, review evidence from multiple disciplines on natural conflict resolution, making the case that reconciliation and compromise are as much a part of our heritage as is waging war
Bird brain : an exploration of avian intelligence by Nathan Emery( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain." Yet in the past two decades, the study of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a time when birds were seen as simple instinct machines responding only to stimuli in their external worlds, we now know that some birds have complex internal worlds as well. This beautifully illustrated book provides an engaging exploration of the avian mind, revealing how science is exploding one of the most widespread myths about our feathered friends--and changing the way we think about intelligence in other animals as well. Bird Brain looks at the structures and functions of the avian brain, and describes the extraordinary behaviors that different types of avian intelligence give rise to. It offers insights into crows, jays, magpies, and other corvids--the "masterminds" of the avian world--as well as parrots and some less-studied species from around the world. This lively and accessible book shows how birds have sophisticated brains with abilities previously thought to be uniquely human, such as mental time travel, self-recognition, empathy, problem solving, imagination, and insight." -- Publisher's description
The primate mind : built to connect with other minds( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Monkey see, monkey do' may sound simple, but how an individual perceives and processes the behavior of another is one of the most complex and fascinating questions related to the social life of humans and other primates. In The Primate Mind, experts from around the world take a bottom-up approach to primate social behavior by investigating how the primate mind connects with other minds and exploring the shared neurological basis for imitation, joint action, cooperative behavior, and empathy. In the past, there has been a tendency to ask all-or-nothing questions, such as whether primates possess a theory of mind, have self-awareness, or have culture. A bottom-up approach asks, rather, what are the underlying cognitive processes of such capacities, some of which may be rather basic and widespread. Prominent neuroscientists, psychologists, ethologists, and primatologists use methods ranging from developmental psychology to neurophysiology and neuroimaging to explore these evolutionary foundations. A good example is mirror neurons, first discovered in monkeys but also assumed to be present in humans, that enable a fusing between one's own motor system and the perceived actions of others. This allows individuals to read body language and respond to the emotions of others, interpret their actions and intentions, synchronize and coordinate activities, anticipate the behavior of others, and learn from them. The remarkable social sophistication of primates rests on these basic processes, which are extensively discussed in the pages of this volume."--From the dust-jacket front flap
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? by F. B. M. de Waal( Recording )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What separates your mind from that of an animal? Is it the ability to design tools; a sense of self; or the grasp of past and future? In recent decades these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. De Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence, offering a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we've underestimated their abilities for too long
My family album : thirty years of primate photography by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"De Waal supplies extended captions discussing each photograph, offering descriptions that range from personal observations and impressions to professional interpretation. The result is a view of our primate family that is both intensely moving and personal, also richly evocative of all that science can tell us of primate society. In his introduction, de Waal elaborates on his work, his mission in this volume, and the particular challenges of animal action photography."--Jacket
Infant chimpanzee and human child : a classic 1935 comparative study of ape emotions and intelligence by N. N Ladygina-Kots( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coalitions and alliances in humans and other animals( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TEDTalks : Frans de Waal - Moral Behavior in Animals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empathy, cooperation, fairness, and reciprocity--caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But in this TEDTalk, primatologist Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests on primates and other mammals that show how many of these moral traits all of us share. A streaming videorecording
The bonobo and the atheist : in search of humanism among the primates by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned primatologist argues that ethical behavior witnessed in animals is the evolutionary and biological origin of human fairness and explains that morality has more to do with natural instincts than with religion
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Good natured : the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals
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弗兰斯·德瓦尔(Frans de Waal)

English (378)

Dutch (39)

French (20)

Spanish (17)

German (10)

Japanese (7)

Italian (7)

Polish (6)

Russian (3)

Chinese (2)

Finnish (2)

Hebrew (1)

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Good natured : the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animalsOur inner ape : a leading primatologist explains why we are who we areBonobo : the forgotten apeThe age of empathy : nature's lessons for a kinder societyPrimates and philosophers : how morality evolvedThe ape and the sushi master : cultural reflections by a primatologistTree of origin : what primate behavior can tell us about human social evolutionAnimal social complexity : intelligence, culture, and individualized societies