The Nature of Great Apes

The Nature of Great Apes

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"Stunning color photographs on every other page introduce the animals in these well-designed natural histories. Close-ups of a charging silverback gorilla and an amazing photograph of a Colombian poison dart frog will invite readers to learn more...The photographs alone would make these great, but there's also plenty of information. Each volume focuses on a particular species, exploring its habitat, members, behavior, and mating habits. And along with descriptions of various aspects of the particular animal families are anecdotes of the animals' depiction in literature, myths about members of the species, and interesting tales of famous animals. These will be fine additions to both public and school libraries--for general circulation as well as reference, for adults as well as younger readers."--Booklist.

The most complex creatures in the animal kingdom, great apes communicate through an extensive system of hoots and calls; empathize with and console each other; and create tools for hunting and grooming. Through an engaging text and stunning full-color photography you'll quickly appreciate the intelligence, vulnerability, and charisma of every member of this fascinating family: the outrageous orangutan, grazing gorilla, chatty chimpanzee, and boisterous bonobo. Each member has adapted its lifestyle in various ways to ensure its survival, from traveling large distances through dense rainforest in order to mate (orangutans) to cleansing their bodies of toxins by eating certain leaves (chimps). 50 remarkable pictures from the world's top photographers include touching close-ups of an orangutan mother and her new baby; the hair-raising charge of a huge silverback gorilla; and playful images of chimpanzees fishing. You'll understand why it is so important to keep the great apes safe, even as logging destroys their habitat and hunters endanger their existence.

Baker & Taylor
Examines the habitats and behavior of orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, and discusses how they have adapted their lifestyles to ensure survival.

Perseus Publishing
A vividly illustrated and textually rich look at the great apes: the outrageous orangutan, the grazing gorilla, the chatty chimpanzee and the boisterous bonobo.

Publisher: Vancouver ; New York : Greytstone Books, c2000
ISBN: 9781550547627
Branch Call Number: 599.88 G388n 2000 TEEN
Characteristics: vii, 104 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm


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