2017 is the 50th anniversary of The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda 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 Diane Fossey died in 1985 defending the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and Birut Galdikas lives in intimate proximity to the orangutans of Borneo All three began their work as prot g es 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 acclaimed author of The Soul of an Octopus and The Good Good Pig explores the science, wisdom, and living experience of three of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century....
|Title||:||Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas|
|Number of Pages||:||391 Pages|
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Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas Reviews
These three women who spent many years among the great primate of this earth make for most interesting reading! and who but Sy Montgomery to write about them and to have met all three!
My bucket list for travels has always included a "sit down" with the gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, Congo or wherever I could manage. An invitation to go to Indonesia to see and be with the orphaned orangutans presented itself not long ago. And, Jane Goodall is a personal hero. This book is a natural for someone who cares about our natural world, endangered species, and those who give their lives to be a part of the efforts to study and save these various species. I have shared the book with others in an effort to promote these causes. It is doubtful that I will get to these areas of the world--verdict is still out on that. Living vicariously may be the way for me. This book has allowed that. And the three women who are the focal points in WALKING WITH THE GREAT APES have been and are amazing.
amazing stuff. Sy Montgomery has told another moving, truthful , full of facts about these amazing women. I am a forever fan of Sy Montgomery. Read anything she writes.
I've not read this as of this date, Sye Montgomery writes with a wry sense of humor...while educating the reader on those beings we share our planet with.
beautifully written and informative
Very good book. I learned so much. It really made me cry!
Good reads on this special interest subject
Sy Montgomery did a good job of showing how similar chimps, gorillas and orangutans are to humans. Each of Leaky's "primates", Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas were transformed by their relationships with these great apes. What they learned changed our understanding of what it means to be human. They also raise questions about what is possible to learn of these animal through unstructured observation and gaining their trust rather than by rote data collecting.