Books: All in the Family

THE SOUL OF THE APE by Eugene Marais. 226 pages. Atheneum. $5.95.

"There's an awful lot of popular interest in low-level analogies with the animal world," growled Margaret Mead the other day. Exactly so. Konrad Lorenz's speculations about aggression were the relatively cautious summation of a lifetime's research, but he threw open the window to a swarm of parasites who in the years since have all but sucked dry the modern study of animal behavior.

So many people have rushed to publish the intimate memoirs of their years living with families of apes, lions and...

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