FOLLOWING FIFI

FOLLOWING FIFI

My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons From Our Closest Relatives

Book - 2017
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WW Norton
An exhilaratingquest into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand theroots of human behavior.
As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He would follow families of wild chimpanzees from sunrise to sunset and learn the fundamental behavioral traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring.One chimpanzee would captivate him. Her name was Fifi, and she displayed extraordinary patience and reassurance towards her infant, Freud. Upon returning home and becoming a doctor, Crocker found himself incorporating the lessons he learned from Fifi into his work as a father and physician. When he would witness his young patients rocketing around the exam room, he would picture Fifi’s patience and tacit approval of Freud’s uninhibited and joyful exploration.Crocker shares how his time with our closet animal cousins help him better understand his patients with ADD, anxiety, and depression. These traits and others, so maligned today, are hardwired into our natural behavior and help chimpanzees protect their community, and raise their young, and survive. Upon his return to Gombe thirty-six years later with his own son, Crocker's experience with the chimps comes full circle.An illuminating book that will raise thought-provoking questions about the evolution of human behavior, the importance of patience, strong family bonds, and provide a greater understanding of what it means to be human.

Baker & Taylor
In a book with 24 pages of full-color photos, an author who worked with Jane Goodall as a student brings readers into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior. Illustrations.

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc 2017
ISBN: 9781681775685
1681775689

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