New York : Random House, c2008.
xii, 351 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -331) and index.
Explores how the human animal--the eponymous well-dressed ape--fits into the natural world, even as we humans change that world in both constructive and destructive ways.
Quick as a cricket : physical description -- Crafty as a coyote : the brain -- Blind as a bat : perception -- Free as a bird : range -- A dog in the manger : territoriality -- Hungry as a wolf : diet -- Loose as a goose : reproduction -- Busy as a beaver : behavior -- Chatty as a magpie : communication -- Tough as a boiled owl : predators -- A bull in a china shop : ecosystem impacts.