Great Ape Odyssey

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Early in her career in the late 1960s, Biruté Galdikas was handpicked, along with Jane Goodall and the late Dian Fossey, by the renowned paleontologist Louis Leakey to go out into the world and study the great apes. She went on to dedicate her life to observing orangutans in their natural habitat and has become one of the world's leading authorities on orangutans. "I had reached the point where it was hard for me to see the differences between ...
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Early in her career in the late 1960s, Biruté Galdikas was handpicked, along with Jane Goodall and the late Dian Fossey, by the renowned paleontologist Louis Leakey to go out into the world and study the great apes. She went on to dedicate her life to observing orangutans in their natural habitat and has become one of the world's leading authorities on orangutans. "I had reached the point where it was hard for me to see the differences between apes and humans," Galdikas once admitted on a 48 Hours television special.

Here the famed primatologist and author of Orangutan Odyssey explores each of the great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees-including bonobos-and orangutans), interpreting the latest research and describing relationships among the different species-all in the context of the mounting threat of extinction. The 125 up-close images by internationally renowned wildlife photographer Karl Ammann illustrate the behaviors of these intriguing, humanlike animals. The result is a compelling overview of what we have learned about these fascinating creatures and, in turn, what they can teach us about ourselves.

Author Bio: Biruté Mary Galdikas, one of the first to study orangutans in the wild, is a world-renowned primatologist and a founding director of Orangutan Foundation International, a global conservation organization. She is the author of Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo and Abrams' Orangutan Odyssey. Karl Ammann is a noted wildlife photographer whose images have appeared in Orangutan Odyssey, Eating Apes, and numerous magazines. Jane Goodall is the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees.

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Renowned primatologist Galdikas (Orangutan Odyssey) has written a timely, engaging, and authoritative overview of the four great apes: orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. The fact that each of these pongids is now a vanishing animal, threatened with extinction, makes this detailed work an especially significant contribution to science and anthropology. Galdikas both examines these apes in their natural habitats and interprets the latest research findings. Her compelling investigation takes the reader from orangutans in the dense rain forests of Borneo to gorillas in the lush tropics of Africa. One becomes acutely aware of how strikingly similar the chimpanzees and bonobos are to our own species, as well as the urgent need to protect our four evolutionary cousins from poachers, disease, and human civilization. Ammann's magnificent images of these wild apes and their environments enhance this impressive work. His remarkable photographs capture the wide range of emotions and behaviors in these fascinating creatures, including male friendship and tool use. Galdikas and Ammann are to be commended for their outstanding contributions. Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries.-H. James Birx, SUNY at Geneseo Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780810955752
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 10.62 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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