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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"--Dust jacket flap.
Authors: Ottaviani, Jim
Title: Primates
the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 133, [6] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
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"--Dust jacket flap.
Additional Contributors: Wicks, Maris
ISBN: 9781596438651
1596438657
Branch Call Number: 920 Ot
Statement of Responsibility: Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [138])
Subject Headings: Primatologists Biography Comic books, strips, etc Apes Behavior Research Comic books, strips, etc Women primatologists Biography Comic books, strips, etc Galdikas, Biruté Marija Filomena Comic books, strips, etc Fossey, Dian Comic books, strips, etc Goodall, Jane, 1934- Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Primatologists
Apes
Women primatologists
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NYPL Staff Pick
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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