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The Resource Eating apes, Dale Peterson ; with an afterword and photographs by Karl Ammann ; foreword by Janet K. Museveni, (electronic resource)

Eating apes, Dale Peterson ; with an afterword and photographs by Karl Ammann ; foreword by Janet K. Museveni, (electronic resource)

Label
Eating apes
Title
Eating apes
Statement of responsibility
Dale Peterson ; with an afterword and photographs by Karl Ammann ; foreword by Janet K. Museveni
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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DLC
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Peterson, Dale
Dewey number
333.95/98/0967
LC call number
QL737.P96
LC item number
P463 2003
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Ammann, Karl
Series statement
California studies in food and culture
Series volume
6
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  • Apes
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Ape meat industry
Summary expansion
  • As Jane Goodall never fails to mention, "bush meat is the greatest conservation crisis in my lifetime." This book documents in text and photographs how wild animals in the Congo Basin, particularly the Great Apes but also chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, are slaughtered and used for human consumption
  • Eating Apes is an eloquent book about a disturbing secret: the looming extinction of humanity's closest relatives, the African great apes--chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas. Dale Peterson's impassioned exposé details how, with the unprecedented opening of African forests by European and Asian logging companies, the traditional consumption of wild animal meat in Central Africa has suddenly exploded in scope and impact, moving from what was recently a subsistence activity to an enormous and completely unsustainable commercial enterprise. Although the three African great apes account for only about one percent of the commercial bush meat trade, today's rate of slaughter could bring about their extinction in the next few decades. Supported by compelling color photographs by award-winning photographer Karl Ammann, Eating Apes documents the when, where, how, and why of this rapidly accelerating disaster. Eating Apes persuasively argues that the American conservation media have failed to report the ongoing collapse of the ape population. In bringing the facts of this crisis and these impending extinctions into a single, accessible book, Peterson takes us one step closer to averting one of the most disturbing threats to our closest relatives
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Eating apes, Dale Peterson ; with an afterword and photographs by Karl Ammann ; foreword by Janet K. Museveni, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-300) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Foreword, by Janet K. Museveni ix --INTRODUCTION 1 -- 1 LAUGHTER 3 -- 2 BEGINNINGS 18 -- 3 DEATH 37 -- 4 FLESH 57 -- 5 BLOOD 80 -- 6 BUSINESS 104 -- 7 DENIAL 226 -- 8 A STORY 151 -- 9 HISTORY 183 --Afterword, by Karl Ammann 211 --Appendix A. Saving the Apes 231 -- Appendix B. Further Reading 240 -- Appendix C. The Primate Family Tree 243 -- Appendix D. The HIV/SIV Family Tree 244 -- Maps 245 -- Notes 265 -- Bibliography 285 -- Acknowledgments 301 -- Index 305 --Color plates follow page 158
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000346474
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520230903
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002009715
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000346474
Label
Eating apes, Dale Peterson ; with an afterword and photographs by Karl Ammann ; foreword by Janet K. Museveni, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-300) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Foreword, by Janet K. Museveni ix --INTRODUCTION 1 -- 1 LAUGHTER 3 -- 2 BEGINNINGS 18 -- 3 DEATH 37 -- 4 FLESH 57 -- 5 BLOOD 80 -- 6 BUSINESS 104 -- 7 DENIAL 226 -- 8 A STORY 151 -- 9 HISTORY 183 --Afterword, by Karl Ammann 211 --Appendix A. Saving the Apes 231 -- Appendix B. Further Reading 240 -- Appendix C. The Primate Family Tree 243 -- Appendix D. The HIV/SIV Family Tree 244 -- Maps 245 -- Notes 265 -- Bibliography 285 -- Acknowledgments 301 -- Index 305 --Color plates follow page 158
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000346474
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520230903
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002009715
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000346474

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