by Michael Leach"Leach has produced a wonderful introduction to chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas. The initial chapters provide a good overview of primate evolution, feeding habits, and the individual ape species. It is the later chapters that make this book particularly interesting as Leach tackles the more controversial topics of ape intelligence (including the teaching of language to chimpanzees and gorillas) and the negative effects humans have had on apes and their environments....Leach writes with obvious affection for and knowledge of his subjects and engenders a similar affection in the reader. The author's original photographs illustrate his text very well and further recommend this work." "—Booklist. Exquisite pictures show them both in action and in repose. 176 pages (70 in color), 8 1/2 x 11.
|Title||The Great Apes|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|File size||6.8 Mb|
|Book rating||4.2 (2 votes)