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    DescriptionVenture through the jungle with Michael 'Nick' Nichols as he searches for one of our closest and rarest relatives. Gorillas are so much like humans that captive gorillas are often made to mimic human behaviors for a human audience. But what do they do when they are left undisturbed in the wild? Nichols leads you towards unexpected discoveries, as he watches these wild creatures fight, love, and use tools just like humans. Up close, he can experience the kinship that many people feel when with the great apes. But he can also see that gorillas need something that humans have striven so hard to both destroy and protect: a safe and unspoiled habitat where they can continue to thrive in ways that are unique to their species.

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    Face to Face with Gorillas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Nichols
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 259 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9781426304064
    ISBN 10: 1426304064

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC subject category V2: YNNR
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Book Type: JN
    B&T General Subject: 215
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007090
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12820
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 599.884
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF037020, JNF003010
    Ingram Subject Code: CJAN
    Libri: I-CJAN
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QL737.P96 N525 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: YXZG, YNNB, YNT
    BIC E4L: YAM, N5
    Illustrations note
    25 colour photographs
    National Geographic Society
    Imprint name
    National Geographic Society
    Publication date
    15 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover, PA
    Review text
    In this entry in the Face to Face series, a National Geographic photographer describes encounters with lowland gorillas in eastern and central Africa and provides a brief introduction to the species. Opening with a description of a day of following a silverback through the jungle, Nichols goes on to more general information about these shy animals and the challenges they face today. Color photos by the author and his son show gorillas in their dimly lit habitat. The text's emphasis on gorillas' kinship with human beings is enhanced by sidebars that instruct readers in greeting gorillas, playing like a gorilla and distinguishing gorillas and other great apes from monkeys. A small map shows where different gorilla species are found in Africa today. Like others in this series, the backmatter includes sections on how readers can help, ways they might learn more and two pages of fast facts. Light fare for readers curious to know more about the animals who share our world. (glossary, further resources, index, research notes) (Nonfiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)