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Undaunted: The Wild Life of Birute Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans

Undaunted: The Wild Life of Birute Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans (Hardback)

By Geographic Kids, National

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As a young scientist, Birute Mary Galdikas had a mission: To find and study the elusive orangutans of Borneo's rain forest to help protect this amazing and elusive species. Follow her story as she carries out an epic search and struggles to survive while studying the world's most... endangered great ape. When Galdikas saw her first image of an orangutan in the wild, she was immediately captivated. It haunted her and she found its gaze almost hypnotic. She moved to Borneo, where she made it her life's mission to study and work to protect these mysterious creatures. Like primatologists Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Galdikas was driven by incredible ambition and a fascination with apes and human origins, making her way to the harsh rain forests of Indonesian Borneo when she was just 25 years old. She set up a simple camp, named after her mentor, Louis Leakey, and proceeded to look ... and look ...a nd look for wild orangutans, one of the most elusive species on the planet. Her studies brought these critically endangered apes to the world stage, and they are still making an impact today. Now in her 70s, Dr. Galdikas has conducted the longest running study by any single scientist. Award-winning author Anita Silvey explores the life and legacy of this incredible and little-known primatologist. With unparalleled storytelling, Silvey offers unique insight into Galdikas' childhood as a refugee and immigrant, her work with National Geographic, her passion of raising awareness about conservation, and her mission of securing a future for orangutans.
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ISBN 9781426333569
Released NZ 6 Sep 2019
Publisher National Geographic Kids
Format Hardback
3 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781426333569
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher National Geographic Kids
Imprint National Geographic Kids
Released 6 Sep 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Geographic Kids, National
Category Natural History, Dinosaurs & Pets
Reference Works
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 260mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 599.883092
Weight 510g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Women primatologists - Biography - Juvenile literature, Primatologists - Biography - Juvenile literature, Orangutans - Juvenile literature - Behavior - Research - Borneo, Orangutans - Juvenile literature - Behavior - Research - Indonesia - Sumatra
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile