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Gorillas Up Close

Gorillas Up Close

Christena Nippert-Eng; photographs by John Dominski and Miguel Martinez

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Have you ever wondered how experts train a gorilla? Or what design features make a great gorilla habitat? Did you know that some gorillas can solve problems on giant touch-screen computers?

Filled with facts and photos, Gorillas Up Close takes us into the world of gorillas. Explore the differences between gorillas in zoos and in the wild with the gorilla family troop in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Readers will delight in the similarities gorillas share with humans while finding out more about these incredible animals.


Praise for Gorillas Up Close

"A fascinating, eye-opening introduction to gorillas, particularly those living in captivity." —Booklist, starred review, on Gorillas Up Close

"In this visually arresting work, Nippert-Eng bridges the gap between gorillas and humans. . . Subject matter includes the expected (habitat, diet, and care for this endangered species) to the delightfully unanticipated (how to identify a gorilla and tips for watching and photographing). . . . engaging animal nonfiction for upper elementary and middle school collections. Highly recommended." —School Library Journal on Gorillas Up Close

"The photos really steal the show . . . a series of portraits—including "formal" head shots—capture not just individual facial features (as diverse as any group of humans) and an amazing range of expressions, but also a powerful, dignified presence in each of about two dozen primates." —Kirkus Reviews on Gorillas Up Close

About the author

Christena Nippert-Eng; photographs by John Dominski and Miguel Martinez

Christena Nippert-Eng is a sociologist and Professor of Informatics at Indiana University-Bloomington. She has been watching zoo gorillas and teaching students how to do so for almost twenty years.

Christena Nippert-Eng

John Dominski

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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