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Frans de Waal

Frans de Waal has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. The author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, among many other works, he is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s Psychology Department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Books by Frans de Waal

  1. Book CoverAre We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    A New York Times bestseller: "A passionate and convincing case for the sophistication of nonhuman minds." —Alison Gopnik, The AtlanticMore

  2. Book CoverThe Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

    In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal argues that human morality is not imposed from above but instead comes from within. Moral behavior does not begin and end with religion but is in fact a product of evolution.More

  3. Book CoverMama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

    New York Times Bestseller

    Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.More