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Thinkers of the jungle

Schuster, Gerd; Smits, Willie; Ullal, Jay

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ISBN 10: 3833146230 / ISBN 13: 9783833146237
Published by H.F. Ullmann, [Konigswinter, Germany], 2008
Condition: Near Fine(+) Hardcover
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Oblong folio in green DJ; 319 p, color illus (some b&w), color maps ; 24 x 33 cm. This informative book offers insight into the lives of orangutans in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra, including their mental development, the mother-child relationship, and efforts to continue protecting them from death for profit. || Little Bali's tale of woe : a taste of orangutan reality -- Queen Victoria's abhorrence and the lack of interest of the explorers : the discovery of the orangutan -- Who is this, the "Forest Man"? : description of a little-known cousin of the jungle -- Medication against migraine and malaria : the "green pharmacy" of the ape field botanist -- Seven years of training, five years of mother's milk and eternal ape-love : the sheltered childhood of the orangutans -- Brains, genius, or common sense : what is inside an ape's head? -- Alma and the tin-opener, Unyil's "rope trick" and Uce's love for symbols : encounters with orangutan intelligence -- Ape culture : could this be possible? -- From bushmeat to a 50,000-dollar export article : the history of a genocide -- The oil which nobody knows : the palm oil boom and the end of the last rainforests -- Nightmare and ape apocalypse : a journey to the logger front in Kalimantan -- "Nobody is doing anything!" : the mournful search for animal-welfare activists who give real support to orangutans -- Grand words and nothing behind them : how UNEP helps orangutans -- From Meranti proliferator to orangutan protector : Willie Smits" journey to the apes -- Human beings as climbing teachers and jungle trainers for orangutans : an almost impossible task -- Mawas, the last refuge for the orangutans : why ape protection is also protection for human beings -- So similar and yet so different : the species and subspecies of the orangutan, from Pongo abelii to Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus -- The Pongo pygmaeus Polaroids : how ape female Uce got photos for her "family album" -- Psychograph of a primate : experiences with a thousand orangutans -- The fairy tale of Samboja Lestari . || Orangutan -- Indonesia. DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve, very gentle scuff to spine, spine head & foot, barely rubbed rear corners, else near fine(+) in fine DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 80535

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Title: Thinkers of the jungle

Publisher: H.F. Ullmann, [Konigswinter, Germany]

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine(+)

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition, second printing.

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We all recognize these highly intelligent and impressive animals―orangutans. But very few people know anything about their habits and how they live. Around 6,000 of these animals die every year; they are among the world’s most endangered species. This book reveals the truth abouth the tragedy besetting the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra. The breathtaking and moving photographs cannot fail to trigger a strong emotional reaction on the part of the reader.

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Journalist Gerd Schuster has carried out fieldwork research on the surprisig and to an extent shocking reality of the jungle, and pulls no punches in the reports contained in this book.

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