Friday, October 5, 2012

New Customer Review - Nim Chimpsky

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

Nim Chimpsky, The Chimp Who Would Be Human was a very touching story about a captive chimpanzee being studied for the ability of animals to learn languages. Nim Chimpsky was the chimp's name, a pun on a leading language researcher, Noam Chomsky. Nim was eventually able to learn American Sign Language, with the ability to communicate with other humans. Yet this project was looked down upon by some scientists, since they thought that this did not harness the chimp's true ability. -- review submitted by Felix C. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library

The libraries do not own this book -- you may wish to order it through our InterLibrary Loan service. The libraries do, however, have the movie Project Nim on DVD, which was based on this book.
Have you read this one? What did you think? Did you find this review helpful?

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