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For centuries the shaggy red orangutan lived in peaceful seclusion in the jungles of Southeast Asia and kept the ancient secrets about its quiet, contemplative nature. But that time has come to an end, as one of the earth's most intelligent creatures has, sadly, also become one of its vanishing species.
In The Intimate Ape, journalist Shawn Thompson brings together a global assemblage of primatologists, conservations, and volunteers to reveal the intricate life of these majestic primates. As he travels through the steamy rain forests of Sumatra and the jungle river valley of Borneo, visiting nature preserves and observing conservation programs, Thompson describes the emotional and intellectual lives of orangutans, and recognizes the people who have committed their lives to understand, protect, and ultimately rescue this powerful yet sensitive relation of humanity.
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About the Author
Shawn Thompson is a professor and journalist. He has covered a variety of social issues, including the difficult survival of the endangered orangutan species, as well as the maintaining of mental health under the prison system. His published works include The Intimate Ape: Orangutans and the Secret of a Vanishing Species; A River Rat’s Guide to the Thousand Islands; and Letters from Prison: Felons Write About the Struggle for Life and Sanity Behind Bars. He resides in British Columbia.
Bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has written nine books on the minds and emotions of animals. His book Dogs Never Lie About Love was a New York Times bestseller, reaching international sales of more than one million. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Orangutans, Us, and a Common Planet Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ix
1 Jungle Confidential 1
2 In Deepest, Darkest Borneo 28
3 Forest Murmurs 47
4 Touched by an Ape 67
5 Sumatra: The Other Side of Paradise 89
6 Too Smart for Us 108
7 The Little Schoolhouse in the Jungle 135
8 Music to Their Ears 157
9 The Heartfelt Man 179
10 Our Lady of the Forests 206
11 Requiem for an Ape 238
12 Fare Thee Well, Orangutan 259
For More Information 280