Ott, Bill, American Libraries
We study them, we make friends of them, we imagine them as larger-than-life villains, we alternately revere or abhor our genetic connection to them, but one way or another, we can't seem to get apes out of our lives.
Most of all, we write about them. The recent publication of two books--one fiction, one nonfiction--about orangutans (see James W. Hall and Birute Galdikas) piqued our interest and sent us scurrying to "read more about it." The early returns from that effort are summarized below. Whether you read recent fiction or nonfiction, one thing seems clear: Apes of all kinds get along just fine until humans become involved. Galdikas says it best when she describes looking at …
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Publication information: Article title: Apes. Contributors: Ott, Bill - Author. Magazine title: American Libraries. Volume: 26. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 1995. Page number: 199. © 1984 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.