Primates: The Amazing World of Lemurs, Monkeys, and Apes
Chronicle Books, Oct 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
Internationally renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe has created a rare and moving portrait of Earth's vanishing primates. An incredible visual journey, Primates offers an exciting glimpse of gorillas, monkeys, apes, and other primates at home in the jungle. Wolfe traveled around the globe capturing as many species of primates on film as possible, journeying to the remote jungles of Central and South America, Uganda, and Rwanda, and to research centers and wildlife refuges worldwide. The resulting photographs celebrate the exotic beauty of these intelligent and, all too often, endangered species. From the playful antics of adolescents to the tender gestures between mother and child, Primates reveals an animal culture that has been, until now, almost completely inaccessible. Biologist Barbara Sleeper's accompanying text presents fascinating insights drawn from her many years spent observing primates. A marvelous blend of word and image, Primates offers a studied look at these remarkable creatures and their vanishing habitat.
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Primates: the amazing world of lemurs, monkeys, and apesUser Review - Book Verdict
Natural history writer Sleeper and nature photographer Wolfe teamed up to provide photodocumentation of cat species in Wild Cats of the World (Crown, 1995). In their newest collaboration, they continue their examination of large mammals with large, full-colored glossy photographs of close to 100 primate species. These magnificent plates bring the animals up close, providing rich detail, and exhibit species rarely photographed such as the golden-handed tamarin and the aye-aye. The authors break down the primate species by geographical location but fail to address taxonomic relationships. Succinct text of 75-100 words touches on the basic behavior, food sources, and physical characteristics of each animal, but the glorious photogaphs makes this book a winner. For popular natural history collections.--Raymond Hamel, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Ctr. Lib., Madison