Continuing our selection of the very best titles available through NHBS:
by Robert W. Shumaker, Kristina R. Walkup and Benjamin B. Beck
This fascinating area of research opens up many questions for the behavioural sciences, and this collaboration brings the field up to date to 2010.
From the Preface:
“This book provides precise definitions of tool use and tool manufacture, a complete catalog of all reported cases of tool use and tool manufacture by extant non-human animals…This edition cites about 1,750 sources from roughly 3,000 articles…”
Robert W. Shumaker is the vice president of life sciences at the Indianapolis Zoo, the author of Orangutans, and coauthor, with Benjamin B. Beck, of Primates in Question. Kristina R. Walkup is an adjunct assistant professor at Drake University. Benjamin B. Beck is the director of conservation at Great Ape Trust.