Primates

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

By Jim Ottaviani, illustrated by Maris Wicks

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Following 2011's critically-acclaimed, bestselling science biography FEYNMAN, Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three great woman primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute 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. With charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel that will appeal to a very wide variety of readers.

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‘Primates,’ by Jim Ottaviani - NYTimes.com
This graphic novel presents the stories of three women who profoundly changed our understanding of the great apes: Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas and Jane Goodall.
- The New York Times


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By Jim Ottaviani, illustrated by Maris Wicks

Jim Ottaviani has written nonfiction, science-oriented comics since 1997, notably the number one New York Times bestseller, Feynman and Fallout which was nominated for an Ignatz Award. He has worked as a nuclear engineer, caddy, programmer, and reference librarian. Primates is his first collaboration with artist Maris Wicks. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Maris Wicks (Primates) lives with fellow primate Joe Quinones and their cat, Biggs, in Somerville, Massachusetts.  She has used her opposable thumbs to draw comics for Adhouse Books, Tugboat Press, and Spongebob Comics, and written stories for Image and DC Comics.  When she's not making comics, Maris works as a program educator at the New England Aquarium.  She is an avid tool user and is particularly fond of bananas.

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Primates
The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
By Jim Ottaviani, illustrated by Maris Wicks

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Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
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June 2013
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466843783
ISBN10: 1466843780
eBook Picture Book - Amazon144 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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Hardcover
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June 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596438651
ISBN10: 1596438657
Graphic Novels
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 144 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$19.99
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