The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas
An engrossing, graphically illustrated introduction to the lives and work of three eminent primatologists shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey while exploring their pivotal contributions to 20th-century natural science. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Feynman.
Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté 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.
Introduces the lives and work of three eminent primatologists, shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey, while exploring their pivotal contributions to twentieth-century natural science.
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An fascinating and fun look at the lives and work of three eminent female primatologists - who shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey while exploring their important contributions to 20th-century natural science.
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Ottaviani's text and Wicks's art bring these pioneering women scientists to life.
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Nonfiction biography about Louis Leakey's 'Angels'—the three women sent out to study chimps, gorillas, and orangutans, and whose research changed much of what we know of primate behavior. Also includes little known facts about life in the field—Leakey insisted that they all have their appendix re... Read More »
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