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James & Other Apes Hardcover – 4 Jul 2005

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Boot; New edition edition (4 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954689437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954689438
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.5 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

From Jane Goodall's Introduction:


'In 1859 Darwin shocked much of the world with his theory of evolution. Most people now accept the idea that we have evolved not from the modern great apes - chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans - but a common ancestor: a chimp-like human-like creature who lived some six to seven million years ago. Recent research has revealed startling similarities in the structure of DNA in apes and humans. We differ from chimpanzees by only about one per cent. Chimpanzees and bonobos are closer to humans than they are to gorillas. All three African great apes show more similarities to us than to orangutans.


'In most of the places where they range, the great apes face extinction within the next ten to fifteen years if we do not act to save them. There were probably close to two million chimpanzees across Africa 100 years ago. Today there are no more than 150,000. They are declining in numbers as a result of ever-growing human populations, constantly encroaching the remaining forests, fragmenting remaining habitats, setting snares and hunting. The situation is even worse for mountain gorillas and orangutans. As wild ape numbers decrease, so the population of orphans in sanctuaries is increasing. Chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos are being hunted, along with elephants, antelopes and myriad other species, for food - and not to feed starving people, but to satisfy a taste for 'bushmeat' among the urban elite. There is not much meat on an infant ape, so often it will be sold alive, illegally, in the market beside the cut-up body of its mother.


'James Mollison's portraits are of the orphans, confiscated from illegal traders, that make up thepopulation of at least nine seven sanctuaries in Africa and Asia. Many of them have seen their mothers killed, and sometimes butchered, in front of them. Each individual ape has his or her own tragic story of pain and trauma. Each one is different. Look into the eyes of each one of them and you will sense their unique personality.


'I hope that James and Other Apes will stimulate thinking, and help people to understand better our place in nature. For many it will be a humbling experience. We are different from other animals (as they are different from each other) but not as different as we thought.'


((c) Jane Goodall)

About the Author

Born in 1973 in Kenya, James Mollison studied Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University and Documentary Photography at Newport School of Art and Design in the UK. He now lives in Venice, Italy. Part of the radical and influential Italian art and design workshop 'Fabrica', his work has been widely seen in publications

Born in 1973 in Kenya, James Mollison studied Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University and Documentary Photography at Newport School of Art and Design in the UK. He now lives in Venice, Italy. Part of the radical and influential Italian art and design workshop 'Fabrica', his work has been widely seen in publications

Jane Goodall is one of the world's leading conservationists. The author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller, Reason for Hope, she is renowned for her work with the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, as well as for her extensive worldwide lecturing on conservation and preservation of all species.

Jane Goodall is one of the world's leading conservationists. The author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller, Reason for Hope, she is renowned for her work with the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, as well as for her extensive worldwide lecturing on conservation and preservation of all species.

Jane Goodall is one of the world's leading conservationists. The author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller, Reason for Hope, she is renowned for her work with the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, as well as for her extensive worldwide lecturing on conservation and preservation of all species.


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A selection of head-and-shoulder portraits of great apes in captivity. It does a great job of showing the variety within a single species, as well as emphasising the kinship between humans and these other apes. Aside from the foreword, the only text within the book is a couple of sentences on each of the individuals photographed. This gives a moving cumulative impression of individual tragedy, as most of the apes pictured are living in sanctuaries, having been rescued from the pet trade.
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Absolutely wonderful pictures of gorillas, chimpanzees and Orang-utans. All photos are head shots that capture the essence of each animal. Some pictures make you smile like Wendy and a few like Katie make you sad. It's true the eyes are windows to the soul!

The book is set up so there is a full color photo of an ape on one page the oppisite page is blank except for their name.

There is a short bio on each animal in the back of the book. It's abit frustrating to have to keep flipping the pages back and forth to read the info and find the picture or vice versa. I would have loved to have the bios of each animal on the opposite page for a better user-friendly approach.

This is why I have rated this book 4 stars instead of five.

However it's a lovely book and I higly recommend it.
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I saw this exhibition a few years ago and was totally mesmerised by it. The photos are amazing, very humane and evocative, most unlike the all-singing, all-dancing primate books Amazon is now telling me I must want to purchase. The quality of the book itself however was disappointing; a dust cover wouldn't have gone amiss. The prints are good but the binding is much like you'd expect to receive if you sent off a few of your holiday snaps to one of those random .com photo companies to create a personalised photobook. Definitely one for the shelf rather than the coffee table. Shame, because the photographs are truly fantastic.
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You get a real sense of how close to humans apes actually are looking through this book. Each individual has their own facial expressions and traits - each as beautiful as the next. There are also biographies at the back on some of those apes featured in the book, detailing how they got to be at the sanctuary, which is usually after being snatched from their mother in the wild, who was killed for bushmeat.

Others books featuring images of apes are usually those exploiting animals in the entertainment industry - it is refreshing to be able to view a book like this with images of apes who are in re-introduction programmes and santuaries, where they have been saved from such exploitation.

This book is not only beautiful, but educational and inspirational at encouraging those who read it to help save our closest relatives.
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I bought this book as a reference to draw/paint from and it is exactly as I had hoped. It's full of close-up portraits of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. The images are of superb quality, highly recommended.
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