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A dark place in the jungle, by Linda Spalding

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A dark place in the jungle
Title
A dark place in the jungle
Statement of responsibility
by Linda Spalding
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Language
eng
Summary
"Follow writer Linda Spalding to Borneo's threatened jungles on the trail of orangutan researcher Birute Galdikas and discover the unholy mix of foreign scientists, government workers, tourists, loggers, descendants of Dayak headhunters, Javanese gold miners, and half-tame orangutans vying for control of the jungle." "Galdikas, along with Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall, formed the famed trio of "angels" Louis Leakey encouraged to study great apes in the wild. In 1971 she went into the jungle to study orangutans and decades later emerged with a run-down empire crumbling around her. Along the way, as poachers and timber barons slaughtered orangutans by the thousands, Galdikas evolved into Ibu, the crusading mother of orphan orangutans, blurring the line between ape and human, tourist and scientist, Eden and everything else. To the orangutans, this was perhaps the cruelest blow of all." "Spalding's quest to know this woman takes her from the offices of Galdikas's foundation in Los Angeles to the Sekonyer River in Borneo, where she confronts the sad failure of a woman trying desperately to mother a species to survival; the dangers and temptations of eco-tourism; and the arrogance of our inclination to alter the things we set out to save."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Index
no index present
LC call number
QL737.P96
LC item number
S62 1999
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL737.P96
NAL item number
S62 1999
A dark place in the jungle, by Linda Spalding
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A dark place in the jungle, by Linda Spalding
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Rev. ed. of: Follow. c1998
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 269 p.
Isbn
9781565122260
Lccn
98056641
Other physical details
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System control number
(OCoLC)40632175

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