Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks. New York, NY: First Second, 2015


Ottaviani tells the story of the three great primatologists of the twentieth century, covering the highlights of their careers while teaching us about chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, respectively. It is a mix of science and biography. It can be used in science for: science as inquiry; physical science.


Awards include: Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Green Earth Book Award, YALSA Popular YA Paperbacks.


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