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Eating Apes by Dale Peterson
Book Description"Eating Apes" is an eloquent book about a disturbing secret: the looming extinction of humanity's closest relatives, the African great apes - chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas. Dale Peterson's impassioned expose details how, with the unprecedented opening of African forests by European and Asian logging companies, the traditional consumption of wild animal meat in Central Africa has suddenly exploded in scope and impact, moving from what was recently a subsistence activity to an enormous and completely unsustainable commercial enterprise. Although the three African great apes account for only about one percent of the commercial bush meat trade, today's rate of slaughter could bring about their extinction in the next few decades. Supported by compelling color photographs by award-winning photographer Karl Ammann, "Eating Apes" documents the when, where, how, and why of this rapidly accelerating disaster. "Eating Apes" persuasively argues that the American conservation media have failed to report the ongoing collapse of the ape population. In bringing the facts of this crisis and these impending extinctions into a single, accessible book, Peterson takes us one step closer to averting one of the most disturbing threats to our closest relatives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520243323
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dale Peterson
Where Have All the Animals Gone?, Paperback (October 2015)
Jane Goodall's biographer and a noted wildlife photographer embark on an unpredictable journey
Jane Effect, Paperback (February 2015)
"An anthology of nearly two hundred testimonies by groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall's friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, devoted friend, and engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories"--
Moral Lives of Animals, Paperback (November 2013)
"The Moral Lives of Animals will change the way many think of animals, and it will vindicate what others have always known intuitively. It deserves to be an instant bestseller."-Jane Goodall
Giraffe Reflections, Hardback (September 2013)» View all books by Dale Peterson
Focuses on giraffes to appear in the last fifty years. This title presents a magnificent portrait of a group of animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing gentleness, may not entirely survive this century.
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Author Biography - Dale Peterson
Dale Peterson is the author of Storyville, USA (1999), Chimpanzee Travels: On and Off the Road in Africa (1995), and The Deluge and the Ark: A Journey into Primate Worlds (1989). He is the editor of Beyond Innocence: Jane Goodall's Later Life in Letters (2001) and Africa in My Blood: Jane Goodall's Early Life in Letters (2000). He is the coauthor of Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence (1996) and Visions of Caliban: On Chimpanzees and People (1993). Karl Ammann is an award-winning photographer who has photographed wildlife throughout Africa and Southeast Asia.
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