New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2010. Octavo, Fine copy colour photographs, fine copy in dustwrapper.
In this book Paul Raffaele manages the exceedingly rare feat of visiting all the species and sub-species of the Great apes in the wild - including the four sub-species of gorillas, the four sub-species of chimpanzees, the bonobos and two sub-species of orangutans - as well as checking on apes in zoos, research centres, and sanctuaries. His travels take him from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Republic of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Sabah in North Borneo to Germany and the US. Along the way, the intrepid Raffaele is charged by silverback gorillas, threatened with assault rifles by rebel troops in the Congo and with machetes by thugs in a Cameroon forest. He witnesses bloody riots, scales almost vertical peaks in the Cameroon highlands and risks ambush by the genocidal Hutu rebels in both Rwanda and the Congo. Also available in paperback [stock id 32588].
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