London: Chris Boot, 2004.
Condition: Nr Fine
112 pgs, 50 color, 14.5 x 11 inches
Fifty great apes chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos, our closest biological relatives are featured in this series of portraits photographed over four years in ape sanctuaries in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Germany and the USA. Mainly orphans and victims of the illicit trade in bushmeat , and representing species whose survival is under threat, each is photographed as a unique individual. With case note biographies, and introduced with an essay by Jane Goodall, this book celebrates the great apes. The faces that look back at us also raise profound moral and scientific questions including what it means to define ourselves human. Item #13