By Jim Ottaviani
Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the 3 maximum primatologists of the final century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. those 3 ground-breaking researchers have been all scholars of the good Louis Leakey, and every made profound contributions to primatology―and to our personal realizing of ourselves.
Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in flip, and protecting the highlights in their respective careers, Primates is an obtainable, wonderful, and informative examine the sector of primatology and on the lives of 3 of the main striking girls scientists of the 20 th century. due to the captivating and alluring illustrations by means of Maris Wicks, it is a nonfiction photo novel with extensive appeal.
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