Orangutan Odyssey by Birute M. F. Galdikas
Book DescriptionFor more than 25 years, primatologist Birute Galdikas has lived among the orangutans of Borneo, studying their habits, defending them against loggers and poachers, and nurturing their orphaned youngsters. This pictorial essay brings to life her work with these endangered red apes.
Buy Orangutan Odyssey book by Birute M. F. Galdikas from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780810936942
(293mm x 270mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publish Date: 25-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States
You might also like...
Troop of Chimpanzees by Richard Spilsbury
Why do chimpanzees live in a troop? How do chimps talk to one another? What is grooming? Find the answers to these and many more questions in a Troop of Chimpanzees. Apes live in family groups called troops. Read this book to look at the fascinating life and habits of each member and to see how a troop of chimpanzees works.
Monkeys by Claire Throp
Monkeys explores the fascinating world of primates. The title includes information about classification, habitats, adaptations, food chains, behavior, and intelligence. Readers will also learn about the threats these creatures face, how they can help protect them and their habitats, and what the future holds for them.
Evolution of Primate Societies by John C. Mitani
Intended as a sequel to "Primate Societies", this book compiles thirty-one chapters that review the state of knowledge regarding the behavior of nonhuman primates. It includes chapters that are organized around four major adaptive problems primates face as they strive to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce in the wild.
Song of the Ape by Andrew R. Halloran» View more books like these...
Traces the individual histories of five chimpanzees and examines how their histories led to the lexicon of the group. This book also details the history of scientists attempting - and failing - to train apes to use human grammar and language.
UK Kirkus Review » Less well known than Jane Goodall's chimpanzees and Dian Fossey's mountain gorillas, the orangutans - those mysterious red apes championed by Galdikas - are every bit as interesting, though they have been more difficult to study due to the high, remote Indonesian canopy where they live. As the third and least well known of the 'Leakey ladies' (the three women who were inspired and started on their work by Dr Louis Leakey), Galdikas has nevertheless produced scientific work of equally high caliber and resonance. This book, written with Nancy Biggs who studies orangutan communication, is a popular celebration of orangutans in a lavish, all colour, large format. In revealing the animal and the efforts to study it, Galdikas and Briggs share the difficulties, joys, rewards, and sometimes the disasters of the orangutans' world. The photographs - tender portraits of orangutan family life as well as the extraordinary rainforest world where they live - are the work of Karl Ammann who spent numerous weeks over several visits to the Kalimantan sanctuary-research station for the orangutans. (Kirkus UK)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Orangutan Odyssey book by Birute M. F. Galdikas and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2015. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.