Face to Face with Gorillas

Face to Face with Gorillas

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Deep in the jungleyou re suddenly face to face with the great gorilla. It s clear that even here, you are sharing a moment with one of man s closest relatives. He s staring at you with those eyes that look so...human. Experiences like this have made National Geographic photographer Nick Nichols a fierce advocate for conservation of shrinking wildlife habitats."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 259.08 x 261.62 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • National Geographic Kids
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 colour photographs
  • 1426304064
  • 9781426304064
  • 438,611

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)show more
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