176 pages, 180 col photos, illus, maps
Covering nearly 300 species, this comprehensive illustrated guide takes a close look at every branch of the primate family around the world, from tiny nocturnal mouse lemurs in Madagascar, to graceful langurs in India and majestic gorillas in Africa. It examines the evolutionary links between them and the way in which they live and interact, assesses their prospects for survival and provides intriguing details of their daily lives. Detailed charts, distribution maps and colour photographs feature throughout the book. Also covered are the crises in primate populations and ongoing efforts to combat threats posed by climate change, loss of habitat and human intervention.
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Ian Redmond, OBE, is a wildlife biologist with a lifelong interest in primates and one of the world's leading great ape conservationists. He is Chief Consultant for the UNEP/UNESCO Great Apes Survival project and founder of the Ape Alliance, has worked with primatologist Dian Fossey in Rwanda and has helped to produce more than 60 TV documentaries.
Dame Jane Goodall is a primatologist renowned for her studies over 45 years of chimpanzees in Tanzania. She established the Jane Goodall Institute, a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, and was made a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2002.