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The Resource Nim Chimpsky : the chimp who would be human, Elizabeth Hess

Nim Chimpsky : the chimp who would be human, Elizabeth Hess

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Nim Chimpsky : the chimp who would be human
Title
Nim Chimpsky
Title remainder
the chimp who would be human
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Hess
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Could a chimpanzee raised from infancy by a human family bridge the gap between species--and change the way we think about the boundaries between animal and human? Here is the strange and moving account of an experiment intended to answer these questions, and of the chimp who was chosen to see it through. Columbia University psychologist Herbert S. Terrace's goal was to teach a chimpanzee American Sign Language in order to refute Noam Chomsky's assertion that language is an exclusively human trait. Nim Chimpsky, the baby chimp, was "adopted" by a graduate student. At first his progress exceeded all expectations--his charm and mischievous sense of humor endeared him to everyone. But no one had thought through the long-term consequences of raising a chimp in the human world. Nim's story will move and entertain at the same time that it challenges us to ask what it means to be human.--From publisher description
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Nim Chimpsky : the chimp who would be human, Elizabeth Hess
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 3
  • Sanctuary: Murchison, Texas
  • Where They Are Now
  • 325
  • Prologue: The Unexpected Birth of Nim Chimpsky
  • 1
  • Introduction: Chimps Are Us
  • 5
  • Part 1
  • Project Nim: New York City
  • Part 2
  • Institute for Primate Studies: Norman, Oklahoma
Control code
1ocm45732994
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 369 pages
Isbn
9780553803839
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007026307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Nim Chimpsky : the chimp who would be human, Elizabeth Hess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 3
  • Sanctuary: Murchison, Texas
  • Where They Are Now
  • 325
  • Prologue: The Unexpected Birth of Nim Chimpsky
  • 1
  • Introduction: Chimps Are Us
  • 5
  • Part 1
  • Project Nim: New York City
  • Part 2
  • Institute for Primate Studies: Norman, Oklahoma
Control code
1ocm45732994
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 369 pages
Isbn
9780553803839
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007026307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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