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Riassunto: In 1990, while Vince Smith was working as a senior keeper at Chester Zoo, a newborn chimpanzee in his care was abandoned by her mother. Named Sophie, the baby chimp was taken home and hand-reared by Vince and his wife. Six months later another new baby arrived: Oliver, their son. Sophie's Story is an enthralling account of Sophie's life, taking readers on an emotional journey through her early years in the English countryside with Vince and his family; her traumatic removal from the family she adored into a captive zoo world; her repatriation to Africa and eventual reunion with her human foster family; and, finally, her integration into a semi-wild group of chimpanzees. Other accounts have been written about pet animals reared in people's homes, but this book is different: Sophie wasn't a pet. A highly personal narrative centred on a chimpanzee raised with human foster parents. Describing in detail the parallel upbringing of an infant chimp and a human child, it is an inspirational story that provides fascinating insights into the nature of our closest-living relatives - and indeed ourselves.
L'autore: Vince Smith holds an MSc in Behavioural Ecology and has devoted much of his life to conservation issues. From 1987 to 1993 he was senior keeper of apes at Chester Zoo, also working as a consultant for the Jane Goodall Institute in the Republic of Congo. In 1993 he left England to set up and manage the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Nanyuki, Kenya. He now lives in Rwanda, where he manages the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund's mountain gorilla conservation programme.
Titolo: Sophie's Story: Raising a Chimp in the ...
Casa editrice: Piatkus Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Piatkus Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Ex Library. Number of pages: 224. Condition: Very Good. May show some slight signs of wear. Codice libro della libreria BBI818480
Descrizione libro Piatkus Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0002072599
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Descrizione libro Piatkus Books 25/09/2003, 2003. Condizione libro: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780749950019
Descrizione libro Piatkus Books 25/09/2003, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780749950019
Descrizione libro Piatkus Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria mon0001638281
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