The incredible story of Dale Peterson's around-the-world journey in search of endangered primates. "Anyone worried about the future of his or her own ...Show synopsisThe incredible story of Dale Peterson's around-the-world journey in search of endangered primates. "Anyone worried about the future of his or her own children must read this book".--Farley Mowat.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. Ships From Canada. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding....New. Ships From Canada. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 378 p. Audience: General/trade. From Library Journal This combines unusual travelogue and observations of Third World culture with an analysis of global patterns of supply and demand for wildlife and the forest products harvested (sometimes destructively) from their habitat. Peterson poses some challenging questions: What is worth more, farmland for famished people in overpopulated developing nations or virgin forest habitat for black-and-white colobus monkeys? Strict enforcement of international import/export restrictions on endangered primates or a steady supply of rhesus macaques critical to production of polio vaccines? While some of Peterson's facts are a tad outdated (for example, he criticizes outmoded conditions at the Atlanta Zoo, which since June 1988 have been dramatically improved), his concluding passage is a persuasive piece of prose calling on average citizens to act now, in many small ways, to s.
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