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Author Holmes, Hannah, 1963-

Title The well-dressed ape : a natural history of myself / Hannah Holmes.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  612 HOL    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  612 HOL    Check Shelf
Description xii, 351 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-331) and index.
Summary Explores how the human animal--the eponymous well-dressed ape--fits into the natural world, even as we humans change that world in both constructive and destructive ways.
Contents Quick as a cricket : physical description -- Crafty as a coyote : the brain -- Blind as a bat : perception -- Free as a bird : range -- A dog in the manger : territoriality -- Hungry as a wolf : diet -- Loose as a goose : reproduction -- Busy as a beaver : behavior -- Chatty as a magpie : communication -- Tough as a boiled owl : predators -- A bull in a china shop : ecosystem impacts.
Subject Human biology -- Popular works.
Physiology, Comparative -- Popular works.
Physical anthropology -- Popular works.
ISBN 9781400065417 alkaline paper
1400065410 alkaline paper
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