Reflections of Eden

Reflections of Eden

My Years With the Orangutans of Borneo

Book - 1995 | 1st pbk. ed.
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Reflections of Eden is the third act of a drama that has captivated the world: the story of a pioneering primatologist, a world leader in conservation, and a remarkable woman.
The wild orangutans Galdikas studied and the ex-captives she rehabilitated became an extended family of characters no less vivid than her human companions. Throatpouch, a huge and irritable grouch, fought off rivals for the right to claim adolescent Priscilla as his mate. Handsome Cara at first tried to rid the forest of its human intruder by hurling dead branches at Galdikas from the canopy above. Little Sugito, rescued from a cramped cage and returned to the jungle claimed Galdikas as his mother and clung to her fiercely, night and day, for months. A groundbreaking chronicler of the orangutans' life cycle, Galdikas also describes the threats that increasingly menace them: the battles with poachers and loggers, the illicit trade in infant orangutans, the frustrations of official bureaucracy. Her story is a rare combination of personal epiphany, crucial scientific discovery, and international impact - a life of human and environmental challenge.
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Back Bay Books, c1995.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780316301862
Branch Call Number: 599.8092 GALDIKA
Characteristics: viii, 408 p. ; ill., maps ; 25 cm.


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teacupfaerie Dec 04, 2010

Interesting biography that is thought provoking as well. Move over Jane Goodall!


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