The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birut Galdikas

Graphic Novel - 2013
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An engrossing, graphically illustrated introduction to the lives and work of three eminent primatologists shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey while exploring their pivotal contributions to 20th-century natural science. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Feynman.

McMillan Palgrave


Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology—and to our own understanding of ourselves.
Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century. Thanks to the charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.

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Introduces the lives and work of three eminent primatologists, shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey, while exploring their pivotal contributions to twentieth-century natural science.

Publisher: New York : First Second Books, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596438651
Branch Call Number: J GN OTTAVIANI
Characteristics: 133 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Wicks, Maris


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GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

The true tale of three pioneering researchers and their contributions to our understanding of the natural world. Good for budding primatologists, nature lovers, girl-power story seekers, and kids with a biography assignment due in three days.

PMPL_AnaC Aug 26, 2016

That's the kind of art I like in graphic novels, it reminded me of Raina Telgemeier for some reason. I'd known the story of Jane Goodall, but it was nice to learn about the two other normal-women-turned-scientists. It's a short summary on their experiences with the primates in different parts of Africa and Asia.

Oct 03, 2015

Really enjoyed this book! They are all my heroes!

soo good !


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