Books by Dale Peterson

Dale Peterson is the author of THE DELUGE AND THE ARK and coauthor, with Richard Wrangham, of DEMONIC MALES. He resides in Massachusetts.


THE MORAL LIVES OF ANIMALS by Dale Peterson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"A thorough and sophisticated book, yet accessible and enjoyable even for those with little previous exposure to the topic."
A distinguished science writer scrutinizes how certain behaviors demonstrated across species resonate with human values. Read full book review >
JANE GOODALL by Dale Peterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"A loving depiction of a remarkable woman who charmed the world as much as it captivated her."
A longtime literary collaborator traces the life of a young British girl who became a voice for humanity. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2001

"Further evidence, if any were needed by now, of Goodall's stunning intellectual acuity, broad curiosity, courage, decency, and goodness."
The second of a two-volume autobiography (Reason for Hope, 1999) in letters that allows readers to enter the daily life of famed primatologist Goodall. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"It's easy to admire the man and easier still to admire this droll, shrewd piece of travel writing."
The affable Peterson (Visions of Caliban, with Jane Goodall, 1993, etc.) takes a leisurely amble through equatorial Africa, drinking in the atmosphere and poking into the lands of the chimpanzee. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A powerful indictment of human cruelty; a convincing plea for animal rights—and altogether superior to the run-of-the-mill nature books crowding the market. (Photos.)"
Peterson (English/Tufts), eloquent chronicler of nonhuman primates (The Deluge and the Ark, 1989), combines forces with chimp expert Goodall (Through a Window, 1990, etc.) to produce a Baedeker-cum-Declaration of Independence for the chimpanzee. Read full book review >