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The Resource Undaunted, by Anita Silvey

Undaunted, by Anita Silvey

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Undaunted
Title
Undaunted
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by Anita Silvey
Title variation
Wild life of Birute Mary Galdikas and her fearless quest to save orangutans
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Language
eng
Summary
As a young scientist, Birute Mary Galdikas had a mission: To find and study the elusive orangutans of Borneo's rain forest to help protect this amazing and elusive species. Follow her story as she carries out an epic search and struggles to survive while studying the world's most endangered great ape. When Galdikas saw her first image of an orangutan in the wild, she was immediately captivated. It haunted her and she found its gaze "almost hypnotic." She moved to Borneo, where she made it her life's mission to study and work to protect these mysterious creatures. Like primatologists Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Galdikas was driven by incredible ambition and a fascination with apes and human origins, making her way to the harsh rain forests of Indonesian Borneo when she was just 25 years old. She set up a simple camp, named after her mentor, Louis Leakey, and proceeded to look ... and look ...and look for wild orangutans, one of the most elusive species on the planet. Her studies brought these critically endangered apes to the world stage, and they are still making an impact today. Now in her 70s, Dr. Galdikas has conducted the longest running study of any wild mammal by any single scientist. Award-winning author Anita Silvey explores the life and legacy of this incredible and little-known primatologist. With unparalleled storytelling, Silvey offers unique insight into Galdikas' childhood, her work with National Geographic, her passion of raising awareness about conservation, and her mission of securing a future for orangutans
Summary
As a young scientist, Birute Mary Galdikas had a mission: To find and study the elusive orangutans of Borneo's rain forest to help protect this amazing and elusive species. Follow her story as she carries out an epic search and struggles to survive while studying the world's most endangered great ape.--
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Illustration
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Excerpted from publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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10777153
Cataloging source
DLC
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Silvey, Anita
Dewey number
599.88
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 8-12
  • Grade 4 to 6
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1140
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
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  • Galdikas, Birute Marija Filomena
  • National Geographic Kids (Firm)
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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True
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  • Galdikas, Biruté Marija Filomena
  • Galdikas, Birute Marija Filomena
  • Women primatologists
  • Orangutans
  • Orangutans
  • Biographies
Target audience
juvenile
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the wild life of Birute Mary Galdikas and her fearless quest to save orangutans
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Undaunted, by Anita Silvey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 92) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063838078
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781426333569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1048657745
Label
Undaunted, by Anita Silvey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 92) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063838078
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781426333569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1048657745

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