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Primates

The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
Ottaviani, Jim (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"This is the true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates--including ourselves."-- Book jacket flap.
Authors: Ottaviani, Jim
Title: Primates
the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
Publisher: New York : First Second Books, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 133 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks
Summary: "This is the true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates--including ourselves."-- Book jacket flap.
Additional Contributors: Wicks, Maris
ISBN: 1596438657
9781596438651
Branch Call Number: jgn 599.8 OTTAVIANI 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Goodall, Jane, 1934- Fossey, Dian Galdikas, Biruté Marija Filomena Women primatologists Biography
Topical Term: Women primatologists
Juvenile graphic novels
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This is the true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates--including ourselves.

Introduces the lives and work of three eminent primatologists, shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey, while exploring their pivotal contributions to twentieth-century natural science.


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Ottaviani's text and Wicks's art bring these pioneering women scientists to life.
- Selection Team

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Primates captures the fascinating study of several great ape species in the 1960's and 70's. Three women—Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas—found their calling and approached their research in very different ways.

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Dec 28, 2013
  • m2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Quick but fascinating look at the lives of 3 amazing primate researchers all set up by Louis Leakey in their respective study locations: Jane Goodall (chimpanzees), Dian Fossey (moutain gorillas), and Birute Galdikas (orangutans). I have always loved hearing about larger primates -- this was however an introduction to graphics for me on a topic I consider essential reading -- Loved it!

MORE from Jim Ottaaviani and Maris Wicks would be great!

This tripartite biography vividly dramatizes the determination and sacrifice that are necessary to excel in science and make important discoveries. If you only have a passing acquaintance with these remarkable women, you will likely finish this book amazed and inspired. The scenes are well-chosen and nicely depicted. The sexism each faced is alluded to but prudently kept offstage (presumably for the sake of younger readers). The facts of Fossey's demise are also elided, however, which leaves an odd hole in the story. An author's afterward undermines the book's impact by cautioning that "some of what you read is fiction" without citing specific scenes.

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