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Planet ape

Author: Desmond Morris; Steve Parker
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Detail of the great apes, including: where they live, how they live and the challenges they face. Illustrations compare apes with human beings, including their anatomy, social life, physical and mental development, diet and communication.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Morris; Steve Parker
ISBN: 9781554075669 1554075661
OCLC Number: 317743725
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Meet the great apes --
What is a great ape? --
Evolution of the primates --
Where do the great apes live? --
Family portraits --
Bornean orangutan --
Sumatran orangutan --
Western gorilla --
Mountain gorilla --
Chimpanzee --
Bonobo --
Prosimians --
Old World monkeys --
New World monkeys --
Gibbons --
Of apes and men --
Shared traits of the great apes --
The story of DNA --
Extinct ancestors --
Living relatives? --
Uniquely human --
How the human species advanced --
The hunted ape --
The performing ape --
Apes observed --
Apes studied in the wild --
Ape intelligence --
Apes and sign language --
Apes in experiments --
Ape anatomy --
Apes on the outside --
Size and shape --
Bones, bodies, and limbs --
Skeleton and posture --
Muscles and moving --
Faces --
Hands and feet --
Brains and nerves --
Senses --
Internal organs --
The daily meal --
Feeding and tool-use --
Essentials of diet --
Daily needs --
Diet and dentition --
A life of plants --
Foraging strategies --
Feeding routine : orangutan --
Meat-eating --
On the hunt --
Communication skills --
Why communicate? --
Visual signals --
Messages through sound --
Touch, scent, and smell --
Social life --
Family matters --
Living in numbers --
Apes alone --
Who's in charge --
Social climbing --
Playing --
Joining and leaving --
Territories --
Sex life --
How many mates? --
Starting out --
Courtship --
Breeding cycles --
Mating --
Pregnancy --
Birth and babies --
The stages of life --
Infancy --
Childhood --
Milestones of infancy --
Adolescence --
Adulthood --
Illness, injury, and death --
Growing threats --
Natural threats --
Habitat destruction --
Hunting and poaching --
Disease --
Warfare --
Not enough genes --
Saving planet ape --
Global efforts --
Charity work --
Ecotourism and community efforts --
Captive-breeding --
Rehabilitation and reintroduction --
How we can help --
Charities & organizations --
Index & acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Desmond Morris with Steve Parker.

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Detail of the great apes, including: where they live, how they live and the challenges they face. Illustrations compare apes with human beings, including their anatomy, social life, physical and mental development, diet and communication.

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