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Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Birute Galdikas

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Three astounding women scientists have in recent years penetrated the jungles of Africa and Borneo to observe, nurture, and defend humanity's closest cousins. Jane Goodall has worked with the chimpanzees of Gombe for nearly 50 years; Diane Fossey died in 1985 defending the mountain gorillas of Rwanda; and Biruté Galdikas lives in intimate proximity to the orangutans of Borneo. All three began their work as protégées of the great Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and each spent years in the field, allowing the apes to become their familiars--and ultimately waging battles to save them from extinction in the wild.Their combined accomplishments have been mind-blowing, as Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas forever changed how we think of our closest evolutionary relatives, of ourselves, and of how to conduct good science. From the personal to the primate, Sy Montgomery explores the science, wisdom, and living experience of three of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.

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Here is the story of three gifted women trained by the famed Louis Leakey. This book, a sensitive and revealing contribution to the legend of a unique sisterhood (Chicago Tribune), tells of three women who each gave her mature life to the love, study, and defense of another primate species.

About the Author

"Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson," as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the world's most remote wildernesses for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger in India, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon, and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of 13 award-winning books, including her national best-selling memoir, The Good Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603580625
Author:
Montgomery, Sy
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Foreword by:
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Foreword:
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Apes & Monkeys
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Primatology
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Animals - Primates
Subject:
Goodall, Jane
Subject:
Galdikas, Birute Marija Filomena
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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