Offers insight into the lives of orangutans in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra, including their mental development, the mother child relationship, and efforts to continue protecting them from death for profit....
|Title||:||Thinkers of the Jungle|
|Publisher||:||h.f ullmann First Edition edition April 7, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||870 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Thinkers of the Jungle Reviews
I am so satisfied with this book and its condition. I wanted it for a long time and it is not a disappointment. It shows the way the animals should live, the problem of palm oil plantations replacing native habitat, and the loving care that happens to all the animals taken in at Willy Smits' shelter. Beautiful photos that really hit home.
So happy with this book. It was hard to tell online if it was what I wanted for our daughter and it exceeded my expectations. It is for a more advanced reader/person interested in these amazing animals. The pictures are outstanding. Highly recommended!!
Great book with fantastic photographs and an enormous amount of information on orangutans. Well written and easy to reaf.
These photographs are stunning, endearing, winning bewitching, enchanting. They are meant to make your heart melt over the injury to their habitat; I wish that section was absent. Empathy is inevitable, and painful.
I work at the zoo with the Apes. I am always looking for something on DVD or in book form to donate for our silent auction every year.
This is not your normal "cutesy" wildlife pictorial about our friends of the Indonesian and Malaysian forest, even though the pictures are fabulous. This unusual -- and absolutely essential -- portrait of orangutans even goes beyond zoology. Based on the experience of Dr. Willie Smits, it graphically presents cases of extreme maltreatment of our shaggy relatives, and explains what we can/should/must do. Hold on... this read could be a bumpy ride. But it is well worth it.
This book has 3 authors: Gerd Schuster, Willie Smits and Jay Ullal. However, it is not clear who wrote what part of the book. Jay Ullal is photographer (really splendid photographs!). I am not sure whether he wrote anything. The other two authors -together- wrote the text. At the end of the last chapter (confusingly, chapters are not numbered!) one reads: "Text: Willie Smits, edited by Gerd Schuster" and this is also indicated directly below the chapter title.
This is a well written and beautifully photographed book about the dwindling Orangutan population and what can be done to help them. It gives factual information about the Orangutan way of life, what happens to them when they are taken from their homes in South Asia and how their natural habitats are disappearing. A wonderful book which will awe and inspire you.