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Orangutans: wizards of the rainforest.Artist/Author: Russon, Anne E.
WAS $50. Praise for the previous edition: “”A fascinating firsthand account of the behavior and intelligence of orangutans, Russon’s book is also an account of the successes, failures, and politics of orangutan rehabilitation in the forests of Borneo and Sumatra… The book is lavishly illustrated with full color photographs.”” – Choice
The only great apes found in Asia, these arboreal wizards are by nature elusive and solitary, and inhabit nearly inaccessible tropical rainforests. The tragedy is that orangutans are almost extinct, surviving in the wild only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra where human influx is rapidly appropriating their habitat.
Based on fifteen years of research, this extraordinary and definitive book focuses on orangutan intelligence and behavior.
This book includes: A scientific history of orangutans Detailed descriptions of orangutans and their natural habitat Astonishing behavior patterns Rehabilitation operations at Camp Leakey and Wanariset The complex politics of orangutan rescue work Results of orangutans released back into the forest Updated resources What the future holds for these primates.
With one hundred color photographs taken by the author during her visits to the rainforests, Orangutans is an absorbing and instructive look at the unusual world of orangutans.
Thinkers of the jungle: the Orangutan report.Artist/Author: Schuster, Gerd et al.
An exceptional insight into the way of life of a unique and very special endangered species based on the latest research on the subject. We all recognise these highly intelligent and impressive animals – Orangutans. But very few people know anything about how they live and their habits. Around 6,000 of these animals die every year; they are among the world’s most endangered species despite sharing 97% of its genes with humans! This book reveals the plain truth, and the tragedy of what is happening in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra becomes apparent to all. The breathtaking and moving photographs cannot fail to trigger a strong emotional reaction on the part of the reader.