Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind

Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind

by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Roger Lewin

Hardcover(First Edition)

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""Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind.""––The New York Times Book Review

The remarkable story of the ""talking"" ape who is proving animals can think

Though he cannot physically speak, Kanzi understands an impressive amount of spoken English and communicates by punching symbols on a special keyboard. This book tells Kanzi's incredible story and explores its intriguing ramifications.

SUE SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH (Decatur, Georgia) is one of the world's leading ape-language researchers. ROGER LEWIN (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is the author of 12 books, including co-authorship of the best-selling Origins with Richard Leakey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471585916
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/03/1994
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 299
Sales rank: 1,272,846
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

SUE SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH, Ph.D., is one of the world's leading ape-language researchers. She is an Associate Professor of Biology at Georgia State University and Associate Research Professor at Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University.

ROGER LEWIN is an award-winning writer and author of twelve books, including the bestselling Origins, which he coauthored with Richard Leakey.

Table of Contents

On a Beach in Portugal.

The Meaning of Words.

Talking to Each Other.

An Uncommon Ape.

First Glimpse.

Inside Kanzi's Mind.


Pan, the Tool-Maker.

The Origin of Language.

At the Brink of the Human Mind.



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