READ BOOK Reflections of Eden My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo AUTHOR Biruté M.F. Galdikas – healthymealss.us
free download ã eBook or Kindle ePUB ì Biruté M.F. GaldikasS of the field Fossey Goodall and Leakey If we had people like Galdikas the world would be a better place We all know about Fossey and Goodall This book enlightens s to the work of Louis Leakey s third great ape researcher It s a shame that Birute Galdikas not as much well known worldwide as Jean Goodall or Dian Fossey Being one of the Leakey girls She earned imperishable merits with
Her Work Studying The Perhapswork studying the perhaps easily accessible apes the orangutansHer book is an great and exciting read and has to be on the perhaps least easily accessible apes the orangutansHer book is an great and exciting read and has to be on the next to Goodall s and Fossey s books In the words of Jane Goodall this is an nforgettable book written by a remarkable woman The lengths at which this woman has gone to save the endangered orangutan and the tropical rain forests across Borneo and the world as a whole is astounding This book is truly phenomenal and his transformed the way I think about not only the species of the red ape but also our species the human and our distinct similarities to the other great apesGaldikas has illustrated her story in such a way that the reader never gets bored In explanation she might talk about an individual orangutan for a few pages but then she will move swiftly on to another albeit closely related topic such as what was going on at Camp Leakey that day By doing this she is ensuring that the reader never feels stressed out when reading such a factually loaded book and as a result of this her audience encompasses a wide range of people with varying ages and personalities However all her readers have at least one thing in common a sparked interest in primatologyThe main purpose of "this book is most probably to inform the reader about the orangutan it s traits "book is most probably to inform the reader about the orangutan it s traits it s behaviour but there is an nderlying persuasive tone which is relatively prominent throughout the book not least through her paragraphs dedicated solely to saving the species It is however presented by describing the lives of individual wild orangutans making the reader feel attached to them and then immediately dedicating a paragraph to how illegal loggers are destroying their habitat This makes the reader feel almost responsible because people from their own species are ruining habitats from another therefore they feel inclined to partake in conservationIn addition she tells s the traumas that ex captive orangutans have had to endure and ill. Galdikas studied and the ex captives she rehabilitated became an extended family of characters no less vivid than her human companions Throatpouch a huge and irritable grouch fought off rivals for the right to claim adolescent Priscilla as his mate Handsome Cara at first tried to rid the forest of its human intruder by hurling dead branches at Galdikas from the canopy above Little Sugito rescued from a cramped cage and returned to the jungle claimed Galdikas as his mother and clung to her fiercely night and day for months A groundbreaking. The Millionaires Seductive Revenge (Australian Millionaires, up by biographical information on her familyso I began skimming around page 270 Birute s life story is amazing talk about law of attraction giving her a perfect path to her dreams and the orangutans are wonderful and fun to read about Howeversince the orangutans werefor the first whilewild ones being observedthis memoir lacks the emotional intensity of a bond between human and animal they re distant observations Once Birute becomes surrogate mother to once captive orphansthe stories become a bit amusingbut they still feelflat andnattached it s hard to visualize the magic of such a relationship because it just isn t provided in her writing style over she describes how tiring it is caring for them rather than how funny and individual they are The last few chapters are about her having her first child and her husband leaving her for a teenage assistant My blood is still boiling over thathe even had the nerve to mention her pregnancy weight gain as a reason he didn t want her any I d like to give him a good cuff round the ear She falls in love again any I d like to give him a good cuff round the ear She falls in love again and finishes the book with a summary of Jane Goodall and Dian Fosseys career successes So not much about apes themselves going on for The Drifter uite awhileIt is a good book and I truly enjoyed itntil it just seemed homogeneous a little past halfway through I did shed a few tears at a very sad part She did amazing things and is an incredible ladyI m glad I read about her adventures Great adventure and how amazing to have lived and watched the Orangutans of Borneo Readers follow along with the danger the struggles and the wonderful journey One of the giants of primate research and of conservation Birute Galdikas here describes her life s work with the Orangutans of Borneo It s an amazing story mixing her field observations with her biography which is fascinating and includes her interactions with other giant. From the first it was an adventure In 1971 at age twenty five Galdikas left the placid world of American academia for the remote jungles of Indonesian Borneo Living with her husband in a primitive camp she became surrogate mother to a family of ex captive orangutans and gradually adjusted to the blood sucking leeches swarms of carnivorous insects and constant humidity that rotted her belongings in the first year Her first son spent the early years of his life at Camp Leakey with adopted orangutans as his only playmates The wild orangutans.
Ustrates individual success stories and as a result almost forces the reader to feel strongly against the illegal pet trade In all likelihood if you are considering reading this book then you are probably already against the illegal pet trade In this case Galdikas is trying to persuade you the reader to spread awareness about it and try to prevent itShe does all this in such a way that the reader feels in no way that she is personally attacking them rather that she is voicing her opinion and you can choose whether or not you agree with it And that is the beauty within this book her expertise and general way with words makes the reader overly inclined to agree and thus Galdikas achieve her goalIf you are considering picking Up Close and Personal up this book I couldn t recommend it enough Whoever you are this book is guaranteed to change your perception of life Birute Galdikas has devoted her life to studying and protecting the remarkable orangutans of Indonesia This autobiographical account of her tenacity in the face of all manner of difficulties is well worth your time Now in her sixties she still lives and works in Indonesia attempting to protect orangutans from habitat destruction poaching logging gold mining government corruption the black market in wild animals and the many people who believe that owning a wild animal confers high statuspon themGaldikas was the third female primatologist supported by Louis Leakey Dubbed Leakey s Angels a term I detest a throwback to the days when Charlie s Angels was a hit TV series Galdikas along with Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey devoted their careers to primatology Leakey rightly assumed that public nderstanding of primates was key to gaining acceptance for his paleoanthropological discoveries primatology also facilitates nderstanding evolutionary theory That part didn t WORK OUT SO WELL IN THE USA GENEROUS SUPPORTER out so well in the USA generous supporter young scientists and supportive of her adopted country Indonesia Galdikas has recieved recognition in her field and from her colleages both in scientific and in conservation circles But she has earned less international acclaim and recognition than one might expect Less inclined to self promotion or less skilled at it than Goodall or Fossey Galdikas is in some ways the most interesting figure
Of The Three Deservingthe three deserving least their levels of acclaim Just basically want to be her. Chronicler of the orangutans' life cycle Galdikas also describes the threats that increasingly menace them the battles with poachers and loggers the illicit trade in infant orangutans the frustrations of official bureaucracy Her story is a rare combination of personal epiphany crucial scientific discovery and international impact a life of human and environmental challenge Reflections of Eden is the third act of a drama that has captivated the world the story of a pioneering primatologist a world leader in conservation and a remarkable wom. ,
Biruté M.F. Galdikas