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Chimpanzee Travels: On and Off the Road in Africa


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April 2003

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A lifelong fascination with primates led Dale Peterson to Africa, which he crisscrossed in hope of sighting chimpanzees in the wild. As with any adventure worth retelling, however, Peterson's detours are as notable as his destinations. With the good-natured fatalism of the tested traveler, Peterson tells of trains and riverboats, opportunists and ecotourists, rain forests and shantytowns as he conveys the pitfalls of going forth on a budget as tiny as the continent is vast. Along the way, we also meet Jane Goodall and several other renowned primate researchers and caretakers. This is travel writing with a purpose, an account that inspires both admiration and concern for Africa's people, places, and natural diversity.

Portrait

Dale Peterson is also the author of The Deluge and the Ark: A Journey into Primate Worlds and Storyville, USA (Georgia). He is coauthor, with Jane Goodall, of Visions of Caliban (Georgia) and coauthor, with Richard Wrangham, of Demonic Males. Peterson teaches at Tufts University.

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"Exhilarating...[An] absorbing adventure-nature story." - Publishers Weekly
EAN: 9780820324890
ISBN: 0820324892
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 279 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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