Among African Apes: Stories and Photos from the Field

Among African Apes Stories and Photos from the Field These compelling stories and photographs take us to places like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda Ivindo National Park in Gabon and the Ta National Park in C te d Ivoire for an intimate an

Among African Apes Stories and Photos from the Field Among African Apes is an exciting report fresh from the scientific frontlines a series of personal, dramatic, and yet superbly informative accounts of the latest research. Ape The lesser apes are the gibbon family, Hylobatidae, of sixteen species all are native to Asia Their major differentiating characteristic is their long arms, which they use to brachiate through trees Their wrists are ball and socket joints as an evolutionary adaptation to their arboreal lifestyle Generally smaller than the African apes, the largest gibbon, the siamang, weighs up to kg Hominidae The Hominidae h m n d i , whose members are known as great apes or hominids, are a taxonomic family of primates that includes eight extant species in four genera Pongo, the Bornean, Sumatran and Tapanuli orangutan Gorilla, the eastern and western gorilla Pan, the common chimpanzee and the bonobo and Homo, which includes modern humans and its extinct relatives Watch Rise of the Warrior Apes Season Rise of The Warrior Apes is the story of the fierce rivalry behind the most formidable group of chimps ever known Through the eyes of scientists who filmed them over years, this is a privileged close up of a secret world, deep in the African jungle. Caesar CE Planet of the Apes Wiki FANDOM powered by Biography Edit Rise of the Planet of the Apes Edit A legend is born Edit Caesar was born in the San Francisco biotech company Gen Sys Laboratories as the son of a female chimpanzee nicknamed Bright Eyes and an alpha male chimpanzee of Bright Eyes tribe residing in the West African Jungle.Following the death of his mother, Caesar was found by the chimpanzee handler, Robert Franklin, and the Fossils Indicate Common Ancestor for Old World Monkeys and Fossils Indicate Common Ancestor for Old World Monkeys and Apes A discovery of the oldest known fossils from two major primate groups fills in a million year gap in the record and reveals new Ardipithecus ramidus and the evolution of the human Abstract The early Pliocene African hominoid Ardipithecus ramidus was diagnosed as a having a unique phylogenetic relationship with the Australopithecus Homo clade based on nonhoning canine teeth, a foreshortened cranial base, and postcranial characters related to facultative bipedality However, pedal and pelvic traits indicating substantial arboreality have raised arguments that this South African Blacks to Confiscate ALL White Lands INCOG MAN FROM NEWS SOUTH Africa s parliament has voted in favour of a motion that will begin the process of amending the country s Constitution to allow for

  • Title: Among African Apes: Stories and Photos from the Field
  • Author: Martha M. Robbins Christophe Boesch
  • ISBN: 9780520267107
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • These compelling stories and photographs take us to places like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, Ivindo National Park in Gabon, and the Ta National Park in C te d Ivoire for an intimate and revealing look at the lives of African wild apes and at the lives of the humans who study them In tales of adventure, research, and conservation, veteran field researchersThese compelling stories and photographs take us to places like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, Ivindo National Park in Gabon, and the Ta National Park in C te d Ivoire for an intimate and revealing look at the lives of African wild apes and at the lives of the humans who study them In tales of adventure, research, and conservation, veteran field researchers and conservationists describe exciting discoveries made over the past few decades about chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas The book features vivid descriptions of interactions among these highly intelligent creatures as they hunt, socialize, and play More difficult themes emerge as well, including the threats apes face from poaching, disease, and deforestation In stories that are often moving and highly personal, this book takes measure of how special the great apes are and discusses positive conservation efforts, including ecotourism, that can help bring these magnificent animals back from the brink of extinction.

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    1. This collection of essays by field researchers who study African apes would fit right into many courses on primates or on human evolution. Each essay transports the reader to the field and tells a story that makes a point. Majors and non-majors will find it appealing and informative, and each short chapter (10-15 pages) can be digested quickly. In addition, I really enjoyed reading it.

    2. I am writing a sequel to my mystery about a signing gorilla (THE ONLY WITNESS) so I often read books about researchers working with primates. This is an excellent compilation of true stories from intrepid scientists studying endangered apes in Africa.

    3. A collection of essays from Primatologists doing field research in Africa; some of the research is interesting, but you definitely need to have an interest and some precursory knowledge about ape communities! Also, inherently argues a conservationist point of view.

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