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Gorillas among us : a primate ethnographer's book of days

Author: Dawn Prince-Hughes; Anne Hulse
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Gorillas among Us, Prince-Hughes has compressed years of gorilla observation into a composite diary chronicling the days of one gorilla family. She creates a blended portrait of both peoples - gorilla and human. The entries capture significant observations, which often prompt brief discussions of gorillas' captivity, diet, communication, aesthetic preferences, social behavior, and play. Several chapters end with
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Prince-Hughes, Dawn, 1964-
Gorillas among us.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)623223932
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Prince-Hughes; Anne Hulse
ISBN: 0816521506 9780816521500 0816521514 9780816521517
OCLC Number: 46419697
Description: iv, 138 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Dawn Prince-Hughes ; illustrations by Anne Hulse.

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"In Gorillas among Us, Prince-Hughes has compressed years of gorilla observation into a composite diary chronicling the days of one gorilla family. She creates a blended portrait of both peoples - gorilla and human. The entries capture significant observations, which often prompt brief discussions of gorillas' captivity, diet, communication, aesthetic preferences, social behavior, and play. Several chapters end with thought-provoking meditations on human values. The final section, "More about Gorillas," provides a concise, accessible introduction to gorilla natural history."

"By turns opinionated and descriptive, quirky and authoritative, Prince-Hughes draws us into the family life of captive gorillas and into a consideration of our own culture. Readers will learn something new about gorillas - and themselves - on every page of this poignant story. The book testifies to the potential for interspecies compassion and the love that one person can find in a family of gorillas."--Jacket.

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"An easy but well-founded introduction to all aspects of zoo gorilla life . . . Persons who are used to studying gorillas will find stories they may have experienced themselves, and that sound very Read more...

 
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