Visions of Caliban

The authors use Shakespeare's Tempest as a metaphor for the relationship between people and chimps, exploring the very human aspects of this remarkable species. Original.

Visions of Caliban

The authors use Shakespeare's Tempest as a metaphor for the relationship between people and chimps, exploring the very human aspects of this remarkable species. Original.

Visions of Caliban

Visions of Caliban


Jane Goodall

A biography of Jane Goodall describes how she revolutionized the study of primates through her years of study of the chimpanzees of Gombe and helped establish radical new standards and a new intellectual style in the study of animal ...

Jane Goodall

A biography of Jane Goodall describes how she revolutionized the study of primates through her years of study of the chimpanzees of Gombe and helped establish radical new standards and a new intellectual style in the study of animal behavior.

Chimpanzee Travels

This is travel writing with a purpose, an account that inspires both admiration and concern for Africa's people, places, and natural diversity.

Chimpanzee Travels

A lifelong fascination with primates led Dale Peterson to Africa, which he crisscrossed in hope of sighting chimpanzees in the wild. As with any adventure worth retelling, however, Peterson's detours are as notable as his destinations. With the good-natured fatalism of the tested traveler, Peterson tells of trains and riverboats, opportunists and ecotourists, rain forests and shantytowns as he conveys the pitfalls of going forth on a budget as tiny as the continent is vast. Along the way, we also meet Jane Goodall and several other renowned primate researchers and caretakers. This is travel writing with a purpose, an account that inspires both admiration and concern for Africa's people, places, and natural diversity.

Eating Apes

" This book documents in text and photographs how wild animals in the Congo Basin, particularly the Great Apes but also chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, are slaughtered and used for human consumption.

Eating Apes

Details how, with the unprecedented opening of African forests by European and Asian logging companies, the traditional consumption of wild animal meat in Central Africa has suddenly exploded in scope and impact, moving from what was recently a subsistence activity to an enormous and completely unsustainable commercial enterprise. Although the three African great apes account for only about one percent of the commercial bush meat trade, today's rate of slaughter could bring about their extinction in the next few decades. Eating Apes documents the when, where, how, and why of this rapidly accelerating disaster. In bringing the facts of this crisis and these impending extinctions into a single, accessible book, Peterson takes us one step closer to averting one of the most disturbing threats to our closest relatives.--From publisher description.

The Moral Lives of Animals

Peterson shows how much animal behavior follows principles embodied in humanity's ancient moral codes, from the Ten Commandments to the New Testament. Understanding the moral lives of animals offers new insight into our own.

The Moral Lives of Animals

Wild elephants walking along a trail stop and spontaneously try to protect and assist a weak and dying fellow elephant. Laboratory rats, finding other rats caged nearby in distressing circumstances, proceed to rescue them. A chimpanzee in a zoo loses his own life trying to save an unrelated infant who has fallen into a watery moat. The examples above and many others, argues Dale Peterson, show that our fellow creatures have powerful impulses toward cooperation, generosity, and fairness. Yet it is commonly held that we Homo sapiens are the only animals with a moral sense-that we are somehow above and apart from our fellow creatures. This rigorous and stimulating book challenges that notion, and it shows the profound connections-the moral continuum-that link humans to many other species. Peterson shows how much animal behavior follows principles embodied in humanity's ancient moral codes, from the Ten Commandments to the New Testament. Understanding the moral lives of animals offers new insight into our own.

The Dreaming Other Essays

They were visions of Caliban, of The Noble Savage, of The Comic Savage, of The Orphan or Relict of Progress. Of Primal or Protozoan Man, of The Last of His Tribe, of The Ward in Chancery, and of The Reluctant European.

The Dreaming   Other Essays

W.E.H. Stanner’s words changed Australia. Without condescension and without sentimentality, in essays such as ‘The Dreaming’ Stanner conveyed the richness and uniqueness of Aboriginal culture. In his Boyer Lectures he exposed a ‘cult of forgetfulness practised on a national scale’ regarding the fate of the Aborigines, for which he coined the phrase ‘the great Australian silence’. And in his essay ‘Durmugam’ he provided an unforgettable portrait of a warrior’s attempt to hold back cultural change. ‘He was such a man,’ Stanner wrote. ‘I thought I would like to make the reading world see and feel him as I did.’ The pieces collected here span the career of W.E.H. Stanner as well as the history of Australian race relations. They reveal the extraordinary scholarship, humanity and vision of one of Australia’s finest essayists. With an introductory essay by Robert Manne. William Edward Hanley Stanner was born in Sydney in 1905. Stanner helped to shape the growth of Australian anthropology, and his principal interest was the peoples of Daly River and Port Keats in the Northern Territory. Until the end of his life, he devoted a great deal of time to securing recognition of Aboriginal rights to land. He was a member of the Council for Aboriginal Affairs and, in 1968, he was the ABC's Boyer Lecturer. He was a founding member of the Aboriginal Treaty Committee. He was appointed to the chair of anthropology at the Australian National University and served as head of the department of anthropology and sociology until his retirement in 1970. He died in 1981. ‘Bill Stanner was a superb essayist with a wonderful turn of phrase and ever fresh prose. He always had important things to say, which have not lost their relevance. It is wonderful that they will now be available to a new and larger audience.’ —Henry Reynolds ‘The most clear-headed, compelling and sensitive portraits of indigenous Australians ever written’ —Canberra Times ‘Stanner's essays still hold their own among this country's finest writings on matters black and white.’ —Noel Pearson ‘The most literate and persuasive of all contributions to Australia’s indigenous people.’ —Marcia Langton ‘Astute, nuanced and evocative’ —Advertiser ‘A masterpiece’ —Good Reading

Ecology and Literatures in English

"During the winter of 1610-11, William Shakespeare created his vision of Caliban. Caliban is a "monster," simultaneously man and beast [...]" (Peterson and Goodall, 1). To introduce the two-voice book on chimpanzees that he wrote with ...

Ecology and Literatures in English

In all latitudes, writers hold out a mirror, leading the reader to awareness by telling real or imaginary stories about people of good will who try to save what can be saved, and about animals showing humans the way to follow. Such tales argue that, in spite of all destructions and tragedies, if we are just aware of, and connected to, the real world around us, to the blade of grass at our feet and the star above our heads, there is hope in a reconciliation with the Earth. This may start with the emergence, or, rather, the return, of a nonverbal language, restoring the connection between human beings and the nonhuman world, through a form of communication beyond verbalization. Through a journey in Anglophone literature, with examples taken from Aboriginal, African, American, English, Canadian and Indian works, this book shows the role played by literature in the protection of the planet. It argues that literature reveals the fundamental idea that everything is connected and that it is only when most people are aware of this connection that the world will change. Exactly as a tree is connected with all the animal life in and around it, texts show that nothing should be separated. From Shakespeare’s theatre to ecopoetics, from travel writing to detective novels, from children’s books to novels, all literary genres show that literature responds to the violence destroying lands, men and nonhuman creatures, whose voices can be heard through texts.

Tourism Recreation and Sustainability

New Vision ( 2000 ) Museveni treks through Bwindi . The New Vision 15 ( 45 ) , 1– 2 . Peterson , D. and Goodall , J. ( 1993 ) Visions of Caliban : On Chimpanzees and People . Houghton Mifflin , New York .

Tourism  Recreation  and Sustainability

This book presents analytical frameworks for examining the concept of sustainability in tourism and recreation within the context of sustainable development. It also includes numerous case studies in a variety of cultural, political and environmental contexts. Contributors include well known authorities from North America, Europe and Australia.

Relations 4 1 June 2016

In the 1950s such visions of Caliban were substituted by a widely accepted postcolonial interpretation of the play where Caliban is the “cannibal”, the colonized that questions and threatens the colonizer. However, since the 1990s a new ...

Relations 4 1   June 2016

Table of Contents: Past the Human: Narrative Ontologies and Ontological Stories. Editorial, Serenella Iovino, Roberto Marchesini, Eleonora Adorni - Posthumanism in Literature and Ecocriticism. Introduction, Serenella Iovino - From Posthumanism to Posthuman Ecocriticim, Serpil Oppermann - Threatening Animals?, Heather I. Sullivan - The Posthuman that Could Have Been: Mary Shelley’s Creature, Margarita Carretero González - Gadda’s Pasticciaccio and the Knotted Posthuman Household, Deborah Amberson, Elena Past - Posthuman Spaces of Relation: Literary Responses to the Species Boundary in Primate Literature, Diana Villanueva Romero - Can the Humanities Become Post-human? Interview with Rosi Braidotti, Cosetta Veronese - Recent Approaches in the Posthuman Turn: Braidotti, Herbrechter, and Nayar, Başak Ağın Dönmez - More-than-green Ecologies, Christopher Schliephake - Posthuman Narratives, Italian Style, Emiliano Guaraldo - Deep Breathing Ecocriticism: Stories, Matter, and Spiritual Dimensions, Alessandro Macilenti

Relations Beyond Anthropocentrism Vol 4 No 1 2016 Past the Human Narrative Ontologies and Ontological Stories Part I

In the 1950s such visions of Caliban were substituted by a widely accepted postcolonial interpretation of the play where Caliban is the “cannibal”, the colonized that questions and threatens the colonizer. However, since the 1990s a new ...

Relations  Beyond Anthropocentrism  Vol  4  No  1  2016   Past the Human  Narrative Ontologies and Ontological Stories  Part I

TABLE OF CONTENTS. EDITORIAL: Past the Human: Narrative Ontologies and Ontological Stories, Serenella Iovino, Roberto Marchesini, Eleonora Adorni - INTRODUCTION: Posthumanism in Literature and Ecocriticism, Serenella Iovino - STUDIES AND RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS: From Posthumanism to Posthuman Ecocriticim, Serpil Oppermann - Threatening Animals?, Heather I. Sullivan - The Posthuman that Could Have Been: Mary Shelley's Creature, Margarita Carretero González - Gadda's Pasticciaccio and the Knotted Posthuman Household, Deborah Amberson, Elena Past - Posthuman Spaces of Relation: Literary Responses to the Species Boundary in Primate Literature, Diana Villanueva Romero - COMMENTS, DEBATES, REPORTS AND INTERVIEWS: Can the Humanities Become Post-human? Interview with Rosi Braidotti ,Cosetta Veronese - REVIEWS

The Ghosts of Gombe

"This book, written by the author of the "definitive" biography of primatologist Jane Goodall, presents in sweeping detail the story of a group of young volunteers and students doing animal behavior research on chimpanzees, baboons, and red ...

The Ghosts of Gombe

"This book, written by the author of the "definitive" biography of primatologist Jane Goodall, presents in sweeping detail the story of a group of young volunteers and students doing animal behavior research on chimpanzees, baboons, and red colobus monkeys at Dr. Goodall's research site in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park during the late 1960s. Goodall, who began her work in the summer of 1960, was originally sponsored by the great paleontologist Louis Leakey and funded by the National Geographic Society. Her early studies of chimpanzees soon made her world famous as one of the great pioneers in primatology, and she began working to transform her original tented camp into a major field station for animal studies. Then came a tragic event that marked the final summer of that promising first decade and is the focus of this book. At aroundnoon, on Saturday, July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American working at Gombe as a volunteer, walked out of camp to follow a chimpanzee into the forest and never returned. Her body was found six days later floating in a pool at the base of a high waterfall. The Ghosts of Gombe explores the social tensions that developed among the small community of researchers during 1968 and 1969; considers thoroughly how the death might have happened; and describes the painful personal consequences for some of the surviving researchers."--Provided by publisher.

Giraffe Reflections

The most comprehensive book on giraffes to appear in the last fifty years, this volume presents a magnificent portrait of a group of animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing gentleness, may not entirely survive this ...

Giraffe Reflections

The most comprehensive book on giraffes to appear in the last fifty years, this volume presents a magnificent portrait of a group of animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing gentleness, may not entirely survive this century. Dale Peterson’s text provides a natural and cultural history of the world’s tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing in detail their biology and behavior. He offers a new perspective on the giraffes’ place in our world, and argues for the stronger protection of these imposing yet endangered creatures and their elusive forest relatives, the okapis. Some 120 stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann capture the grace and elegance of Giraffa camelopardalis. Both beautiful and informative, the images document giraffes’ complex interactions with each other and their environment.

The Dreaming Other Essays Large Print 16pt

To single out for unusual emphasis the visions of Caliban and of The Noble Savage, as we have so far clone, is justified by the fact that they provided a stock of elements which a changing Australian social philosophy has rearranged or ...

The Dreaming   Other Essays  Large Print 16pt

W.E.H. Stanner's words changed Australia. Without condescension and without sentimentality, in essays such as 'the Dreaming' Stanner conveyed the richness and uniqueness of Aboriginal culture. In his Boyer Lectures he exposed a 'cult of forgetfulness practised on a national scale,' regarding the fate of the Aborigines, for which he coined the phrase 'the great Australian silence'. And in his essay 'Durmugam' he provided an unforgettable portrait of a warrior's attempt to hold back cultural change. 'He was such a man,' Stanner wrote. 'I thought I would like to make the reading world see and feel him as I did.' The pieces collected here span the career of W.E.H. Stanner as well as the history of Australian race relations. They reveal the extraordinary scholarship, humanity and vision of one of Australia's finest essayists. Their revival is a significant event. With an introductory essay by Robert Manne.

Demonic Males

The author draws on the latest discoveries about human evolution to examine whether violence among men is a product of their primitive heritage, and searches for solutions to the perennial problems of war, rape, and murder.

Demonic Males

The author draws on the latest discoveries about human evolution to examine whether violence among men is a product of their primitive heritage, and searches for solutions to the perennial problems of war, rape, and murder.

The Metaphysics of Apes

The chimpanzee appears as a noble Caliban in Jane Goodall's and Dale Peterson's book Visions of Caliban : On Chimpanzees and People ( Goodall & Peterson 1993 ) - a far cry from the ferocious orang - utan in Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders ...

The Metaphysics of Apes

This book traces the discovery and interpretation of the human-like great apes and shows how the taboo-ridden animal-human boundary was challenged.

Storyville USA

Having crossed the continent with his two children, visiting more than sixty towns in the process, the author shares his cross-country travel adventures in a unique chronicle of small-town America, its down-home citizenry, and its quirky ...

Storyville  USA

Having crossed the continent with his two children, visiting more than sixty towns in the process, the author shares his cross-country travel adventures in a unique chronicle of small-town America, its down-home citizenry, and its quirky history. Reprint.

Shakespeare s Symmetries

Between the paired illusions provided by Ariel for Caliban's crew, the mimicked voice and the mimicked song, Trinculo is beaten ( . ... Between the two“visions” of Trinculo and Caliban, the spirits of alcohol are imbibed.

Shakespeare  s Symmetries

The organization of Shakespeare's plays has challenged, even baffled audiences and critics since the 17th century. Cymbeline has been dismissed as "incoherent." Hamlet "is of no clear shape." And Antony and Cleopatra "bewilders the mind." These judgments result from an incomplete understanding of Shakespeare's constructive practice. It is not the narrative arc alone that organizes the plays but a complex structure of interwoven narrative and thematic actions. While the narrative varies from play to play, thematic actions are invariably created in mirroring pairs around the central scene: A-B-C-B-A. This symmetrical pattern, which can be visualized as an arch with a focal keystone, is the foundation of all of Shakespeare's mature work, as shown through an analysis of the 26 plays in this book. This arch illuminates the structure of plays that have long been puzzling, demonstrating that they are thematically organized and rigorously crafted. It also reveals subtleties otherwise invisible.

The Deluge and the Ark

The author describes his experiences traveling around the world visiting endangered species of primates, and discusses the need for conservation

The Deluge and the Ark

The author describes his experiences traveling around the world visiting endangered species of primates, and discusses the need for conservation