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Pascal Picq, Dominique Lestel, Vinciane Despret, Chris Herzfeld

The Great Apes Gazing Deep into Humanity’s Eyes

This book comprises an amazing portrait gallery.
All the great apes shown — gorillas, chimpanzees, orang-utans, bonobos — have faces, a sign perhaps of their individual identity, and in any case an affirmation of their closeness to humans.
Without succumbing to sentimental anthropomorphism, the eminent specialist in evolution Pascal Picq examines the ties between humans and apes and studies the emergence of individuality in nature.
In this book, Picq continues his original approach to the evolution of humans and apes.


Pascal Picq is a senior lecturer in the chair of paleo-anthropology and prehistory at the Collège de France. He is the author of Les Tigres (with François Savigny)and Au commencement était l’homme, published by Editions Odile Jacob.