Among the Orangutans: The Birute Galdikas Story

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Chronicle Books, Mar 1, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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A student of the renowned paleontologist Dr. Louis B. Leakey and a colleague of both Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall, Birute Galdikas is the world's foremost authority on the life and behavior of the orangutan. For more than twenty years she has lived in the jungles of Borneo, devoting her life to studying and preserving this endangered animal as well as its disappearing rain forest habitat. The informative text describes both the obstacles and adventures of Dr. Galdikas's explorations as well as her startling discoveries, and the full-color photographs brilliantly capture her life among the orangutans. Birute Galdikas is an impressive role model, and her inspiring story serves as a reminder that the future of our fragile world, as well as our understanding of it, lies in the dreams and determination of today's young naturalists.

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AMONG THE ORANGUTANS: The Birut« Galdikas Story

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First in ``The Great Naturalists'' series: a portrait of a woman who has been observing Borneo's orangutans and championing their preservation since 1971. Gallardo, who has twice visited Galdikas at ... Read full review


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Evelyn Gallardo is a writer, photographer, and primate enthusiast who has studied with Dr. Birute Galdikas as well as Dr. Dian Fossey. Ms. Gallardo lives in Southem California. Visit her site.

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