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Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas Hardcover – Illustrated, June 11 2013

4.6 out of 5 stars 169 ratings

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An accessible introduction to Goodall's, Fossey's and Galdikas' lives and work.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“A graphic format admirably propels this lightly fictionalized group biography.” ―The Horn Book

“Presented as dedicated, iconoclastic, and profoundly in awe of the creatures around them, Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas are inspiring figures, and Ottaviani does a first-rate job of dangling enough tantalizing tidbits to pique readers' interest in the topic.” ―Booklist

“The story of how each of these women loved primates and lived among them to study their behavior is compelling, and might inspire a whole new generation of scientists to follow in their footsteps.” ―School Library Journal

“This is an inviting introduction that will undoubtedly lure many readers into further investigation of this groundbreaking fieldwork.” ―BCCB

“Splendid.” ―The Miami Herald on Feynman

“Entertaining and informative.” ―Science on Feynman

“Lovely.” ―Newsday on Feynman

“Captures the jazzy flow of Feynman's life in its spare lines.” ―USA Today on Feynman

“These images capture with remarkable sensitivity the essence of Feynman's character. The comic-book picture somehow comes to life and speaks with the voice of the real Feynman.” ―Freeman Dyson, The New York Review of Books on Feynman

About the Author

Jim Ottaviani (Feynman, Primates) is the world’s preeminent writer of comics and graphic novels about science. Notable works include a biography of Niels Bohr and the fast-paced tale of the desperate lives of early paleontologists and T-Minus: The Race to the Moon. He has worked as a nuclear engineer and is currently employed as a reference librarian in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Maris Wicks lives in sunny Somerville, Massachusetts. She is the author behind Human Body Theater, as well as the illustrator of New York Times Bestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. Wicks has also created comics for Spongebob Comics, DC and Marvel. When Maris is not drawing comics, she can be found prepping slides for her collection of vintage microscopes.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ First Second; 1st edition (June 11 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1596438657
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1596438651
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 426 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.08 x 1.49 x 22.45 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 169 ratings

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Jim Ottaviani has worked in news agencies and golf courses in the Chicago area, nuclear reactors in the U.S. and Japan, and libraries in Michigan. He still works as a librarian by day, but stays up late writing comics about scientists. When he's not doing these things, he's spraining his ankles and flattening his feet by running on trails. Or he's reading. He reads a lot. Elsewhere on the web you can find him at .

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By amo on December 26, 2016
Book is fun and a good story but type is very small and words run together with no spaces making it hard to read. Plus lots of use of hand writing

My daughter is asking for a magnafine glass

Over all buy it but get a bigger format book
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