Synopses & Reviews
Discover the world of gorillas and other primates -- their remarkable intelligence and social behavior. Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the lives of the great apes, monkeys and other primates. Superb color photographs of gorillas, orangutans, macaques, baboons, lemurs and numerous other primate species offer a unique "eyewitness" view of some of the world's most intelligent animals. See a great silverback gorilla, the monkey with the biggest nose, how gibbons swing through the trees, multicolored marmosets and a day in the life of a gorilla family. Learn about the knuckle walk, how a tail becomes a hand, why gorillas build nests, which South American monkeys have the loudest call and how orangutans got their name. Discover why mountain gorillas are endangered, how chimpanzees communicate, why ring-tailed lemurs wave their tails in the air, which monkeys can run like cheetahs and why pottos fall out of trees, and much, much more!
The folks at DK have almost singlehandedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek)
...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] (The New York Times)
These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal)