Primates, Juvenile Literature
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Gr. 4^-6. The profusion of large, beautiful photos is this book's finest feature. Three groups of primates are considered: apes, monkeys, and their more primitive cousins, prosimians. A distribution map locates the species around the world, and brief, factual discussion of each species is accompanied by a color photo. The great apes include gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and bonobos; the lesser apes, gibbons and siamangs. Monkeys are divided into two main groups, Old World and New World, and the author provides a chart giving tips on how to tell them apart. The prosimians, which are less well known, comprise tarsiers, lemurs, bush babies, pottos, and lorises. Text throughout the book focuses on distinguishing characteristics, social behavior, and preferred environment. A final chapter touches on primate conservation. Glossary; limited bibliography. Susan DeRonneFrom School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-A wealth of information about this interesting group of animals. Children will enjoy reading about the ways in which apes are similar to humans, and the ways in which prosimians are not. The final chapter covers individuals who have made a difference in the conservation of primates and includes a list of organizations. Most of the full-color photographs are excellent and are a valuable addition to the text. Some are of poor quality, however, and do not give a clear picture of the animal. Nevertheless, this well-organized and well-presented book will be useful for research.
Karen M. Kearns, Environmental Resource Center, Atlanta, GA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Franklin Watts, 1995. Library Binding. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0531111695