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Tool use in animals : cognition and ecology /

edited by Crickette M. Sanz, Washington University, St Louis, USA ; Josep Call, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany ; Christophe Boesch, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

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Names: Sanz, Crickette Marie, | Call, Josep, | Boesch, Christophe,
Published: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Topics: Tool use in animals. | Primates - Behavior. | Tool Use Behavior. | Cognition. | Primates - psychology. | SCIENCE - Life Sciences - Zoology - Primatology. | NATURE - Fossils. | Tiere | Werkzeuggebrauch
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: Cambridge Core - Full text online
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 313 pages) : illustrations, maps
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781107336476 (electronic bk.)
1107336473 (electronic bk.)
9780511894800 (electronic bk.)
0511894805 (electronic bk.)
9781107334816
1107334810
(hardback)
(hardback)
Summary: "The last decade has witnessed remarkable discoveries and advances in our understanding of the tool using behaviour of animals. Wild populations of capuchin monkeys have been observed to crack open nuts with stone tools, similar to the skills of chimpanzees and humans. Corvids have been observed to use and make tools that rival in complexity the behaviours exhibited by the great apes. Excavations of the nut cracking sites of chimpanzees have been dated to around 4-5 thousand years ago. Tool Use in Animals collates these and many more contributions by leading scholars in psychology, biology and anthropology, along with supplementary online materials, into a comprehensive assessment of the cognitive abilities and environmental forces shaping these behaviours in taxa as distantly related as primates and corvids"--
Other Names: Sanz, Crickette Marie, 1975- editor.
Call, Josep, editor.
Boesch, Christophe, editor.

More Details for: Tool use in animals : cognition and ecol