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on 16 November 2010
Here is the perfect introduction to the primates, all 300 or so, some charismatic and iconic, many little known to most of us but equally fascinating. It is beautifully produced with a perfect balance between text, maps, diagrams and, of course stunning, often very moving photographs. We are only one primate species among many but as this book reminds us the future of all lies in the hands of ourselves alone. Suffering terribly from habitat loss and the ravages of the bush meat trade our relatives need all the help they can get. This excellent book with its inspirational foreword by Jane Goodall makes its own informed contribution to that now desperate endeavour.