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Elizabeth Hess
Elizabeth Hess

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Elizabeth Hess is a journalist who continues to write about animals. Her articles have appeared in the Village Voice, New York magazine, the New York Observer, the London Telegraph, the Bark, Art in America, Art News, Artforum and many other publications. She is the winner of a Genesis Award (1998) for an investigative article on New York City’s animal control program, which appeared in New York magazine. Along with Nim Chimpsky, her books on animals include Lost and Found: Dogs, Cats and Everyday Heroes at a Country Animal Shelter. Hess is currently writing a social history of the American Pit Bull...

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Nim Chimpsky
The Chimp Who Would Be Human
Written by Elizabeth Hess

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $16.00

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Could an adorable chimpanzee raised from infancy by a human family bridge the gap between species—and change the way we think about the boundaries between the animal and human worlds?

Dubbed Project Nim, the experiment was the brainchild of Herbert S. Terrace, a psychologist at Columbia University. His goal... Read more >
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Nim Chimpsky
The Chimp Who Would Be Human
Written by Elizabeth Hess

Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $13.99

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