"Visions of Caliban is beautifully written, easily read, and ethically challenging—it just might become primatology's Silent Spring."
"A powerful indictment of human cruelty; a convincing plea for animal rights—and altogether superior to the run-of-the-mill nature books crowding the market."
"Riveting and illuminating, this is an important book."
"Heartrending . . . a gripping account of an extremely important subject."
"After reading this book, even a person who laughs at chimpanzees in costume, or believes that chimps should be used to test vaccines for AIDS, must acknowledge that there is something very wrong here."
—New York Newsday
"A study of the relationship between humans and chimps [that] asks, which is ‘most brutish'?"
—New York Times Book Review
"[Visions of Caliban is] compelling, important. . . . In this book science and grace intersect."
Through their in-depth exploration of our relationship with chimpanzees, Peterson and Goodall demonstrate our close ties to these animals and also reveal how distant humans have become from their own place in nature. Both an informative, entertaining collection of stories about the authors' research experiences with chimps and a poignant call for a change in our perceptions and treatment of them, Visions of Caliban is a moving and important work.
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