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Frans de Waal
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FRANS DE WAAL is a Dutch-born biologist who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the world's best-known primatologists, de Waal is C. H. Candler professor of psychology and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. In 2007, Time selected him as one of the World's 100 Most Influential People.

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The Age of Empathy
Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
Written by Frans de Waal

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $17.00

Selected for Montana State University's Common Reading Program, 2010

"An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness."
—Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape

Are we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own... Read more >
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The Age of Empathy
Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
Written by Frans de Waal

Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $13.99

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