Synopses & Reviews
Championed by the late Diane Fossey, the endangered mountain gorilla is just one of the animals covered in The World of Primates. With only 700 mountain gorillas left in the wild, those that remain are in great danger from the horror and waste of the illegal animal trade.
This useful and well-designed pocket guide helps to answer all your questions about primates how do they live, where do they live and what threats are they facing? It is also a handy guide to the sometimes amusing, sometimes puzzling, sometimes disturbing facts about primates that are fast disappearing from our planet. As the reader learns more, they are armed with ideas on how to protect these incredible animals.
Championed by the late Diane Fossey, the endangered mountain gorilla is just one of the great apes covered in this guide to primates. The World of Primates edited by world-famous naturalist Jeff Corwin teaches about the way primates evolved, how they are built and how they behave, reproduce and survive in different habitats around the world. It also highlights some of the most familiar and unique species found worldwide, their current status, what to do if you encounter a primate in the wild and what you can do to help to conserve and protect these spectacular creatures. This folding pocket guide is the ideal reference for monkey-lovers and teachers alike. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Jeff Corwin is an American animal and nature conservationist, best known as host and executive producer of the Animal Planet cable channel television programs, The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwins Quest, and the currently playing Ocean Mysteries on ABC.
Corwin has authored previous works including 100 Heartbeats, which investigates the plight of the plants most endangered species and the conservation heroes trying to save them.
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.