Vanessa soon discovered that bonobos live in a peaceful society in which females are in charge, war is nonexistent, and sex is as common and friendly as a. Bonobo Handshake has ratings and reviews. Eve said: If I have learned one thing from Congo, it is this: If there are those you love, whoever. Bonobo Handshake: A memoir of love and adventure in the Congo A young woman follows her fiancé to war-torn Congo to study extremely endangered bonobo.

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Gorilla Gorillas Western gorilla G. If you go to the website, you can see how adorable some of the “characters” from her book really are. In Search of Humanism Among the Primates 1st ed. Woods explained the situation in a way that it was both interesting and informative without getting boring.

My thesis is this: It caused me to cry. Retrieved 19 December A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo.

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Handsyake you would like to help bonobos, please visit www. Mar 01, Betty rated it it was amazing Shelves: Woods, a journalist, was just along for the ride at first but she was quickly drafted as research assistant to Hare when it turned out that the bonobos trusted only women.

There are the people of the Congo who live handshakke hope and come together to celebrate a soccer game. CS1 French-language sources fr CS1 maint: Add both to Cart Add both to List. It’s one not only for animal lovers–although if you are an animal lover you will want to be on the next plane to the Congo to visit these endearing creatures.

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There were just boonbo many moments that made me cringe and roll my eyes to keep going. Bonobos are both terrestrial and arboreal. A community of approximately will split into small groups during the day while looking for food, and then will come back together to sleep. And because they share so much of what makes us human, if we lose bonobos, we will never understand ourselves.


Either that, or use Bonobo Handshake for its bibliography. Woods’ father was a Vietnam veteran and she wanted to understand how the war turned him into an “asshole” so he’d interrogate any local Congolese person she encountered, handsgake was offended when they refused to recount the horrible war they’ve just lived through.

Vanessa Woods is an excellent down-to-earth writer!

Bonobo Handshake is a wonderful story about love, war and hope. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Monique and the Mango Rains: Most matings occur during the maximum swelling.

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It is part memoir and part history lesson. Their peaceful and accepting way of life is worthy of emmulation, especially in a country where violence, war and death are a way of life. Retrieved 6 January There is the conclusion of the research that one of the main reasons why humans developed was their tolerance which leads to cooperation. Oh and Bonobos are so rare that most of the world does not even know about them and on-line dictionaries do not even recognize or correct the spelling, thus you will always see the squiggly red line under each Bonobo.

It’s like a cavity in my tooth that I can’t see but I keep pushing at with my tongue. I’m very jealous of all the sex the bonobos are having and am thinking of converting.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. In case you haven’t heard, bonobos are the “second chimp”, with humans being the third.

Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo

Mar 14, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: She tells about the slaves having to work in When I first started reading this, I assumed it would be about bonnobo lady that was lucky enough to have a career working with Bonobos, something I always thought would be fascinating!


Quotes from Bonobo Handshake It’s a book that’s a terrific read for anyone interested in human nature. In Bonobo HandshakeI handshale be the protagonist, but I am not the real hero.

This would indicate that both humans and members of the Pan clade were present in the East African Rift Valley during the Middle Pleistocene. She invites the reader into her marriage and heart, and I am so grateful for the awareness that this book raises about the plight of this loving primate. The appellative “pigmy” is instead owed to its namer, Ernst Schwarz zoologistwho classified the species after observing a previously mislabeled bonobo cranium, due to the diminutive size compared to the chimpanzee’s counterpart.

The Zoological Society has built uandshake, hired teachers, provided some medicines, and started an agriculture project to help the Congolese learn to grow crops and depend less on hunting wild animals. The species is omnivorous and inhabits primary and secondary forestsincluding seasonally inundated swamp forests.

Humans and bonobos share There would obviously be no need for peacemaking if they lived in perfect harmony. The distant war going on over there is not so different from the war we fight here. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Interspers I had not heard of Bonobos, a cousin of the chimpanzee. Affectionate sex is their social lubricant—a trait that can make behavioral research with them, well, unusual.

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Bonobos are bonoobo of passing the mirror-recognition test for self-awareness[72] as are all great apes. Surbeck and Hohmann showed in that bonobos sometimes do hunt monkey species. One study analyzed and recorded sounds made by human infants and bonobos when they were tickled. Archived from the original PDF on 27 January

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