Their combined accomplishments have been mind-blowing, Fossey, and Galdikas forever changed how we think of our closest evolutionary relatives, as Goodall, of ourselves, and of how to conduct good science. From the personal to the primate, sy montgomery--acclaimed author of The Soul of an Octopus and The Good Good Pig--explores the science, wisdom, and living experience of three of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.
Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas - All three began their work as protégées of the great Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and each spent years in the field, allowing the apes to become their familiars--and ultimately waging battles to save them from extinction in the wild. Three astounding women scientists have in recent years penetrated the jungles of Africa and Borneo to observe, nurture, and defend humanity's closest cousins.
Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of BorneoBack Bay Books - 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. Her first son spent the early years of his life at Camp Leakey with adopted orangutans as his only playmates. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
From the first, it was an adventure. Tracking provided on most orders. Throatpouch, a huge and irritable grouch, fought off rivals for the right to claim adolescent Priscilla as his mate. 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.
Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! 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. Isbn13: 9780316301862. Her story is a rare combination of personal epiphany, crucial scientific discovery, and international impact - a life of human and environmental challenge.
Living with her husband in a primitive camp, she became surrogate mother to a "family" of ex-captive orangutans - and gradually adjusted to the blood-sucking leeches, swarms of carnivorous insects, and constant humidity that rotted her belongings in the first year. The wild orangutans galdikas studied and the ex-captives she rehabilitated became an extended family of characters no less vivid than her human companions.
The Curious Naturalist: Nature's Everyday MysteriesDown East Books - Isbn13: 9780316301862. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Award-winning author sy montgomery takes you on an exploratory adventure through the seasons, into the woods, over frozen lakes, along the seashore, and right outside the back door.
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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen AnimalsHoughton Mifflin Harcourt - This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy’s friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. A new york times bestseller! national book award finalist sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.
No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. Condition: New.
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals - . To research her books, sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780316301862. Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. Used book in Good Condition. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.
Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal KindChelsea Green Publishing - Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780316301862. Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, also best friends, the two authors, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, the more we understand ourselves as animals, they explain, too.
A mail on sunday “critic's pick” best read of the year "In their writing and in their lives and in their remarkable friendship, Liz and Sy break down false barriers and carry us closer to our fellow creatures. From the foreword by vicki constantine croke, house cats, author of elephant company Tamed and Untamed―a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas―explores the minds, hawks, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, lives, dogs, lions, sharks, and even octopuses.
Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Extraordinary new insights into the minds and lives of our fellow creatures from two of the world’s top animal authors, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Sy Montgomery. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom’s magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature.
. Writes montgomery, “the list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species―from using tools to waging war―is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when we compare them with other animals’ powers.
The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher HogwoodBallantine Books - The good good pig celebrates christopher hogwood in all his glory, where his boundless zest for life and his large, from his inauspicious infancy to hog heaven in rural New Hampshire, loving heart made him absolute monarch over a mostly peaceable kingdom. Yet sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, would not only survive but flourish—and she soon found herself engaged with her small-town community in ways she had never dreamed possible.
Isbn13: 9780316301862. His intelligence and fame increased along with his girth. Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Unexpectedly, christopher provided this peripatetic traveler with something she had sought all her life: an anchor eventually weighing 750 pounds to family and home.
The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood - So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet who had been crowded away from nourishing meals by his stronger siblings. On election day, some voters even wrote in Christopher’s name on their ballots. Then the neighbors began fetching Christopher home from his unauthorized jaunts, soapy baths, the little girls next door started giving him warm, and the villagers brought him delicious leftovers.
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. But as this enchanting book describes, Christopher Hogwood’s influence extended far beyond celebrity; for he was, as a friend said, a great big Buddha master.
Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of SundarbansChelsea Green Publishing - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. From the author of the soul of an octopus and bestselling memoir the good good Pig, Spell of the Tiger brings readers to the Sundarbans, a book that earned Sy Montgomery her status as one of the most celebrated wildlife writers of our time, a vast tangle of mangrove swamp and tidal delta that lies between India and Bangladesh.
Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! But, unlike in other parts of Asia where tigers are rapidly being hunted to extinction, tigers in the Sundarbans are revered. Used book in Good Condition. It is the only spot on earth where tigers routinely eat people―swimming silently behind small boats at night to drag away fishermen, snatching honey collectors and woodcutters from the forest.
Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of Sundarbans - Isbn13: 9780316301862. With the skill of a naturalist and the spirit of a mystic, Montgomery reveals the delicate balance of Sundarbans life, explores the mix of worship and fear that offers tigers unique protection there, and unlocks some surprising answers about why people at risk of becoming prey might consider their predator a god.
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Gorillas in the MistMariner Books - Although fossey's work ended tragically in her murder, GORILLAS IN THE MIST remains an invaluable testament to one of the longest-running field studies of primates and reveals her undying passion for her subject. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
One of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world, GORILLAS IN THE MIST is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Used book in Good Condition.
Gorillas in the Mist - Fossey's extraordinary efforts to ensure the future of the rain forest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780316301862. As only she could, fossey combined her personal adventure story with groundbreaking scientific reporting in an unforgettable portrait of one of our closest primate relatives.
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of ConsciousnessAtria Books - Isbn13: 9780316301862. From new england aquarium tanks to the reefs of french Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, curious Kali, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, and joyful Karma. By turns funny, and profound, touching, entertaining, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.
Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. Atria Books. Used book in Good Condition. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food. Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques.
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness - With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick, Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Finalist for the national book award for nonfiction * new york times bestseller * starred booklist and library journal editors’ spring pick * a huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year “Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.
New statesman, uk “One of the best science books of the year.
Birdology: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crabby Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks, and HummingbirdsAtria Books - Snowball is a cockatoo whose dance video went viral on YouTube and who’s now teaching schoolchildren how to dance. Their bones are hollow. Each of these birds shows a different and utterly surprising aspect of what makes a bird a bird—and these are the lessons of Birdology: that birds are far stranger, more wondrous, and at the same time more like us than we might have dared to imagine.
They are the winged aliens who surround us. They are covered with modified scales, which are called feathers. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Atria Books. Used book in Good Condition. In these pages you’ll also meet maya and Zuni, two orphaned baby hummingbirds who hatched from eggs the size of navy beans, and who are little more than air bubbles fringed with feathers.
From the author of the National Book Award Finalist The Soul of an Octopus. Meet the ladies: a flock of smart, affectionate, devise different ways to hide from foxes, highly individualistic chickens who visit their favorite neighbors, and mob the author like she’s a rock star. Tracking provided on most orders.
Birdology: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crabby Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks, and Hummingbirds - In birdology, beloved author of The Good Good Pig Sy Montgomery explores the essence of the otherworldly creatures we see every day. You’ll learn from hawks that birds are fierce; from pigeons, what it means that Birds Can Talk; and from 50, how Birds Find Their Way Home; from parrots, 000 crows who moved into a small city’s downtown, that Birds Are Everywhere.
Orangutan OdysseyHarry N. Abrams - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9780316301862. Reveals the behavior, personality, and character of orangutans through a collection of color photographs that depict the daily lives of the primates in their natural, tropical habitat. Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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