Reflections of Eden

Reflections of Eden

My Years With the Orangutans of Borneo

Book - 1995 | 1st pbk. ed.
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
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
0316301868
9780316301817
0316301817
Branch Call Number: 599.8092 GALDIKA
Characteristics: viii, 408 p. ; ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

teacupfaerie Dec 04, 2010

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

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Sno-Isle Libraries

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top