Ian Redmond, a former field assistant to Dian Fossey, is a wildlife biologist with a passion for apes and elephants. He is the chief consultant for the UNEP/UNESCO Great Apes Survival Project and the founder of the Ape Alliance. Jane Goodall is a primatologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. She is renowned for her groundbreaking studies of chimpanzee social and family life in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which span over 45 years.
The book is beautifully designed, and the contents are well organized and will be interesting to all. . . . An excellent text for a relevant course or a welcome addition to any home library. I recommend it very highly.-- (04/01/2009) This beautiful and data-filled book is a valuable resource that could profitably be on the shelf of anyone--professional, student, or tourist--with an interest in living primates.-- (03/01/2009) Redmond, who studied gorillas with Dian Fossey and now works to protect the great apes, presents a guide to the 270-odd species of primates in this beautifully illustrated guide to our kin.--Nancy Bent Booklist (12/15/2008)