Gorillas Up Close by Christena Nippert-Eng

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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.


About Christena Nippert-Eng

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Christena Nippert-Eng, Ph.D., 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.John Dominski is a design researcher at gravitytank in Chicago, IL. He is an avid photographer, movement enthusiast, and has been recently bitten by wanderlust. John is the principal natural photographer for this book.Miguel Martinez is a designer and strategist working in Chicago. His many interests include film, photography, games, woodworking, and cats. Miguel is the principal studio and post-production photographer for this book.
Published April 19, 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 176 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Gr 4 Up—In this visually arresting work, Nippert-Eng bridges the gap between gorillas and humans. Using contemporary and relatable terms (for instance, "A gorilla family is often a blended family" and "Kwan tickles his children with his teeth the way a human dad might with his hands"), the book b...

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