Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas

Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology -- and to our own understanding of ourselves.

Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century. Thanks to the charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.

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"The story of how each of these women loved primates and lived among them to study their behavior is compelling, and might inspire a whole new generation of scientists to follow in their footsteps." -- School Library Journal


Recommended Age 13 and up
Author Jim Ottaviani
Illustrator Maris Wicks
ISBN 1596438657
Publication Date Jun 11, 2013
Publisher First Second
Language English