Orangutan odyssey

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 1999 - History - 144 pages
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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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For more than 25 years, primatologist Galdikas has studied the elusive wild orangutans in the forests of Borneo. Having written about her experiences and findings in Reflections of Eden, she offers ... Read full review



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Galdikas who received her Ph.D. from UCLA, teaches at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, and at Indonesia's Universitas Nasional. She is president of the Orangutan Foundation International in Los Angeles.

Briggs is professor of communications at California State University, Long Beach, and director ofr education at the Orangutan Foundation International.

Karl Ammann has photographed wildlife throughout Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. His remarkable work has appeared in the "New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photography, Natural History, African Geographic, "and elsewhere. Dale Peterson is the author or editor of fifteen books, including the recent "Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man. "Ammann and Peterson's previous collaboration, "Eating Apes "(UC Press), was named a Best Book of the Year by "The Economist "and the "Globe and Mail, "and a Top Science Book of the Year by "Discover "magazine.

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