Martha M. Robbins is Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. She is coeditor of Mountain Gorillas: Three Decades of Research at Karisoke and Feeding Ecology of Apes and Other Primates. Christophe Boesch is Director of the Department of Primatology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. He is the author of The Real Chimpanzee: Sex Strategies in the Forest, among other books.
“Illuminating collection of essays.” - Foreword
“An excellent introduction to the world of primates.” - K. K. Golbeck, Choice
“Awe and surprise come through these stories of seasoned field scientists learning new things.” - Nancy Bent, Booklist
“Compelling.” - Ian Paulsen, The Guardian / Birdbooker Report Blog
“If you like to think of chimps as wise, rational tool-users, gorillas as gentle giants, or bonobos as sexed-up hippie apes, be prepared for a shock. Among African Apes, a collection of field diaries, is primatology given the Tarantino treatment.” - Rowan Hooper, New Scientist
“Gives a fresh insight into research and conservation efforts . . . vivid descriptions reveal how chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas hunt, socialize and play in their natural habitat, as well as the threats they face from poaching, disease and deforestation.” - Nature