Thinkers of the Jungle

Thinkers of the Jungle

by Willie Smits, Gerd Schuster
     
 
We all recognize these highly intelligent and impressive animals—orangutans. But very few people know anything about how they live and their habits. Around 6,000 of these animals die every year; they are among the world's most endangered species! This book reveals the plain truth, and the tragedy of what is happening in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra becomes

Overview

We all recognize these highly intelligent and impressive animals—orangutans. But very few people know anything about how they live and their habits. Around 6,000 of these animals die every year; they are among the world's most endangered species! This book reveals the plain truth, and the tragedy of what is happening in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra becomes apparent to all. The breathtaking and moving photographs cannot fail to trigger a strong emotional reaction on the part of the reader.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Journalist Schuster, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) founder Willie Smits, and renowned photographer Jay Ullal have collaborated to create a stunning, beautifully photographed documentary describing the plight of today's orangutan. The text is informative, but one word of caution: the prose is written to gain the reader's sympathy, not just to educate. While there's no dispute about the hunting, abuse, and loss of habitat taking place, sometimes this feels like a "save the children" commercial. The book's main goal is to highlight the negative impact humans have had on the orangutan, exemplified in the vivid tale of the horrors and mistreatment endured by one particular animal, Bali, in human captivity. However, the rest of the text delves into the research on the daily lives of wild orangutans, focusing on their behaviors and culture, all supported by captivating photographs. Readers will gain a new appreciation for these creatures. Recommended for academic and public libraries.
—Kyrille Goldbeck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780841602854
Publisher:
H.F.Ullmann Publishing Gmbh
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Photograpghy Ser.
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.80(h) x 1.70(d)

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