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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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

 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.-Goodreads
 Jim Ottavianni and Maris Wicks have teamed up to create an informative and charming look at the lives and science of three of the most famous primatogists: Goodall, Fossey, and Gadikas. This graphic biography makes their lives and work accessible to students who might be put-off by long biographies of scientists.

We selected this book as a 2014 Mock Printz selection in hopes that our readers would learn something and encourage them to go for their goals.

Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review stating-
Ottaviani succeeds in capturing their hard work and the thrilling breakthroughs during years of research, without looking away from some of the darker details, such as Leakey's womanizing. Wicks's cartoony illustrations are a great match for the story; they never get bogged down with unnecessary details and briskly move forward the account of the women and their subjects.
 It is worth a look especially if you are interested in scientific research or finding information on famous scientists.

1 comment:

  1. Google is honoring the American zoologist Dian Fossey on her 82nd birthday by showing a Doodle for her on its Home page.


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