Exploring Nature: Great Apes by Barbara Taylor


Exploring Nature: Great Apes by Barbara Taylor

This book helps you discover the exciting world of chimps, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and more, with over 200 pictures. The lifestyles, environments and physical characteristics of great apes are captured in accessible text, dramatic wildlife photographs and detailed illustrations. You can visit remote but threatened habitats, from the misty mountains of Africa to the dark and dappled rainforests of South-east Asia. Focus features zoom in on detailed areas of ape existence, such as how chimpanzees use tools, and what life is like for a baby orangutan. Myth boxes collect the most popular stories about great apes from all over the world. 'Did You Know?' spotlights provide instant, amazing-but-true facts about these remarkable primates. This amazing book investigates all four groups of great ape living in the wild - bonobos, chimpanzees, mighty gorillas and shaggy red orangutans. Drawing interesting comparisons with other members of the primate family, it provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of great ape life.Here you will discover the meaning of gorilla belch, the peace-loving ways of the bonobo and the special physical attributes of all the different species that help them to survive in the wild. With this book, you can explore an entire planet of the apes!

About the Author

BARBARA TAYLOR has written more than 120 children's books and encyclopedias. She was previously Science Editor at London's Natural History Museum. She has won the American Association of Physics Science Award and the National Literacy Association Wow Award. KATRIN WIEHLE is a children's book illustrator and has spent most of her life living in Germany. Her book, Mein kleiner Wald, was given the award of most beautiful book by Stiftung Buchkunst in 2013. Katrin has since moved to Atlanta, USA, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Notable clients Katrin has worked with include Google and QED Publishing.

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64 pages


Barbara Taylor
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Publication date

7th July 2015



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