Planet Without Apes Paperback – 7 Nov 2014
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Craig Stanford's book makes compelling reading. In the past fifty years we have learned so much about our closest relatives the great apes. They have helped us better understand our own behavior. Now it is our turn to help them, and when you read this book, you will realize that we MUST. --Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute, and U.N. Messenger of Peace
About the Author
Craig B. Stanford is Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at the University of Southern California.
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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
How can gibbons be omitted from a book about "Planet without Apes?
3 November 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
This book "Planet without Apes" was a disappointment to me because gibbons, the amazing small apes of Asia, are totally omitted. Hence the book title is misleading. It should be "Planet without Great Apes," although my view is that gibbons and siamangs should have had their own section of the book, as they are threatened by hunting (their loud calls unfortunately lead hunters to them) and deforestation, just as are the larger apes. In fact, the rarest of all apes are two gibbon species. And there are so many gibbon species, with their unique songs and behaviors (including monogamy except in a few rare cases). The inside of the book includes four undistinguished black and white photos which makes the presentation unattractive.
17 July 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Outstanding book about a very sad topic... how the world is destroying both the Great apes and their habitat, in so many ways. They are so much like people it is devastating to realize how the human race is killing them off. Stanford knows what he is writing about (he worked with Jane Goodall) and writes very well indeed. A worthwhile read, though, as I say sad.
A Timely and Urgent Book from Expert Craig Stanford
27 November 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
A terrific book! Dr. Craig Stanford has dedicated his career to the study of great apes, and it shows in this fascinating look at man's closest relatives. He describes the many issues that are threatening gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and bonobos in a no-nonsense yet personal way. The book is a page-turner, and a cutting-edge telling of today's conservation issues.
4 June 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Got this book for a class. It was interesting and depressing. Not much you can do to help apes is the theme and tells you all reasons it has come to this. It does make you more aware of materials you buy and the effect it has on the environment, including animals.
20 May 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
I purchased this for school and I am still in the process of using it but all in all it's a very interesting read.