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  • 9781592406340
  • Bonobo Handshake
  • by Vanessa Woods
  • Price: $16.00

The story of author Vanessa Woods’ and her newly wed husband Brian Hare’s research in the Congo at the only bonobo sanctuary in the world mixes the intimacy of memoir with the science of behavioral research. As it becomes clear the bonobos are wary of men, Vanessa must run all the experiments, and as she develops deep bonds with the bonobos she finds her own path as a writer, a scientist, and a wife. Bonobos share, use sex to settle arguments, and possess almost 99 percent of our DNA. UltimatelyBonobo Handshake comes down on the side of hope—for the Congo and the bonobos.

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