Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 1999 - History - 144 pages
For more than 25 years, renowned primatologist Birute Galdikas has lived among the orangutans of Borneo, studying their habits, defending them against loggers and poachers, and nurturing their orphaned youngsters.
Now, with this extraordinary pictorial essay, Galdikas brings to life her work with these shy and endangered red apes. Taking readers to her remote rainforest headquarters, Galdikas draws on Karl Ammann's unparalleled photographs to present intimate portraits of the individual orangutans she's come to know and offers rare glimpses of their behavior in the wild.
With an introduction by famed chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall -- who, like Galdikas and Dian Fossey, is a Louis Leakey protegee -- this is a superb and revelatory volume for nature and animal lovers everywhere.
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Review: Orangutan OdysseyUser Review - William Trently - Goodreads
Very beautiful photos in this book of "People of the Forest" who have evolved to make surviving in the rain forest look easy! The book has a concise text by Birute Galdikas. One photo is of an ... Read full review