- Title Pages
- List of Contributors
- Chapter 1 Minding the bonobo mind
- Chapter 2 Female contributions to the peaceful nature of bonobo society
- Chapter 3 Affiliations, aggressions and an adoption: Male–male relationships in wild bonobos
- Chapter 4 Bonobo baby dominance: Did female defense of offspring lead to reduced male aggression?
- Chapter 5 <i>Pan paniscus</i> or <i>Pan ludens</i>? Bonobos, playful attitude and social tolerance
- Chapter 6 Does the bonobo have a (chimpanzee-like) theory of mind?
- Chapter 7 What did we learn from the ape language studies?
- Chapter 8 Natural communication in bonobos: Insights into social awareness and the evolution of language
- Chapter 9 Courtesy food sharing characterized by begging for social bonds in wild bonobos
- Chapter 10 Prosociality among non-kin in bonobos and chimpanzees compared
- Chapter 11 Ecological variation in cognition: Insights from bonobos and chimpanzees
- Chapter 12 Bonobos, chimpanzees and tools: Integrating species-specific psychological biases and socio-ecology
- Chapter 13 Bonobo personality: Age and sex effects and links with behavior and dominance
- Chapter 14 Social cognition and brain organization in chimpanzees (<i>Pan troglodytes</i>) and bonobos (<i>Pan paniscus</i>)
- Chapter 15 Cognitive comparisons of genus <i>Pan</i> support bonobo self-domestication
- Chapter 16 The formation of Congo River and the origin of bonobos: A new hypothesis
- Chapter 17 Geospatial information informs bonobo conservation efforts
- Chapter 18 Bonobo population dynamics: Past patterns and future predictions for the Lola ya Bonobo population using demographic modelling
The naturalist Pliny the Elder (23–79 AD) could have been referring to bonobos in the twenty-first century when he wrote: ‘There is always something new coming out of Africa.’ Hare and Yamamoto designed Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain and Behavior to show that comparing humans with bonobos is fully as informative as comparing humans with chimpanzees. In meeting their goal they and their colleagues have produced a realm of new material....
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