"This volume includes both apes and monkeys and illustrates the enormous diversity among them, a fact that is apparent just in the range of sizes: While the pygmy marmoset weighs roughly 100 grams, an adult gorilla can weigh in at 270 kilos. This book introduces us to some of the most impressive species, the case studies for the fascinating variety of these animals.
Among them are intelligent orangutans, whose name literally means "forest person", "cultured" Japanese macaques, which enjoy bathing in warm volcanic hot springs; mighty, but usually peaceful gorillas; geladas from the barren grassy regions of the Ethiopian Highlands; and bald uakaris - extensively documented here for the first time - from the swamp forests of the Amazon headwaters." "The highly acclaimed photographer Ingo Arndt travelled the world for more than a decade capturing wonderful images of these apes and monkeys in the wild. His photographs form an intimate and dynamic testament that includes impressive portraits emphasizing individual character juxtaposed with descriptive snapshots and ambient panoramas. In the captions, Arndt describes how the photos came about and relates anecdotes from his adventures." "Each section features an informative introductory chapter by zoologist Fritz Jantschke whose wealth of experience and long career in the field are inspiring."--BOOK JACKET.
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