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

  • Title: Among African Apes: Stories and Photos from the Field
  • Author: Martha M. Robbins Christophe Boesch
  • ISBN: 9780520267107
  • Page: 310
  • 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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