Among Orangutans: Red Apes and the Rise of Human Culture
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Among Orangutans: Red Apes and the Rise of Human Culture

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In a richly illustrated narrative, a distinguished biological anthropologist introduces the colorful characters and complex lives of the orangutans who inhabit the rapidly vanishing forests of Sumatra.
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published November 30th 2004 by Belknap Press
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hadiah kuis di jelajah giganto :D

yang gw baru tau:
* ternyata orangutan cinta kebersihan lho, kalau orangutan tersentuh kotoran, pasti langsung diseka pakai daun-daunan atau ranting..

* orangutan sering patah tulang, karena sering jatuh pas lagi berayun diantara pohon2 (lagian juga badan segede gitu maen ayun2an,nekat sih :p )

* mereka lebih pintar (apa lebih rajin ya) dari simpanse dan gorila. orang utan bisa mbuat sarang yang rapat dan kedap air yg bisa melindungi mereka dari hujan, beda ma goril...more
Carlos Burga
This book was informative, well written and eye opening. Carel van Schaik treats the reader to a thorough, but not overwhelming, introduction to this great Asian ape. He also manages to carefully support various insights into the development of culture and the impact it may have had on the evolving hominid line. Lastly, he gives the reader a current and grim picture of the danger that this cousin of ours faces but manages to give the reader some cautious reasons for optimism as well as giving th...more
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