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ISBN: 9781603580625
Year Added to Catalog: 2008
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Color photo insert
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Number of Pages: 264
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: July 14, 2009
Web Product ID: 450

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Walking with the Great Apes

Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas

by Sy Montgomery

Foreword by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

"Montgomery presents a triple biography entwining facts about their lives and studies with information on the apes they observed. Montgomery's own similar research approach lends depth to a revealing coverage of the scientists involved in ape study."

Midwest Book Review

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; Dian 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.


About the Author

Sy Montgomery

"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.

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