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Rain Forest Wisdom: What Gorillas Tell Us About Ourselves

Rain Forest Wisdom: What Gorillas Tell Us About Ourselves

by Andrew Grant

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With renewed interest in man's primal antecedents, Rain Forest Wisdom offers a wealth of examples of the gorilla's behavior and what that tells us about being human—from low-fat, high protein diet, to caring for the young to group dynamics and even leadership. Andrew Grant, former managing director of the London Zoo, draws on research, interviews and personal experience to illuminate hundreds of fascinating details on the wild mountain gorilla, one of our closest relatives—with whom we share 98% DNA—and the gentlest of primates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981932194
Publisher: Tatra Press
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Edition description: First Edition, First edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Currently CEO of Grant Leisure, Andrew Grant has held executive positions at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park (Deputy Director) and The London Zoo (Managing Director). He is a graduate of University of Oregon, and was included in Who's Who since 1989. He currently lives in Montecito, CA.

Table of Contents

acknowledgments 7

introduction 9

1 growing up 13

2 family ties 31

3 the silverback 49

4 eating out 65

5 beyond words 89

6 gorilla nomenclature and species characteristics 111

7 saving the gorilla 131

selected sources 145

index 163

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