Different: What apes can teach us about gender

How different are the sexes? Is gender uniquely human? Where does gender identity originate? Drawing on decades of observing our closest living relatives, world-renowned primatologist and bestselling author Frans de Waal explores what we know of biological sex differences and of the role of culture and socialisation. From maternal and paternal behaviour to sexual orientation, gender identity, and the limitations of the gender binary, Frans analyses our shared evolutionary history.

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Frans de Waal is a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behaviour and social intelligence of primates. His first book, 'Chimpanzee Politics', compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians.


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