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

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...an incredible jumping off point to expanding every young girl’s imagination, and possibly awakening a curiosity that will stay with them to drive them the rest of their lives.
-NY Journal of Books

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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.

 

About Jim Ottaviani

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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.
 
Published June 11, 2013 by First Second. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Carl Zimmer on May 31 2013

There are lots of things aspiring primatologists will need to know that they won’t find in “Primates,”...

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Kirkus

Above average
on Mar 13 2013

More story than study, the book provides an accessible introduction to Goodall’s, Fossey’s and Galdikas’ lives and work.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Jennifer Christopher Randle on Jun 11 2013

...an incredible jumping off point to expanding every young girl’s imagination, and possibly awakening a curiosity that will stay with them to drive them the rest of their lives.

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