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Author: Seymour Simon
ISBN 13: 9780060891015
ISBN 10: 60891017
Edition: Updated
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2008-12-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
List Price: $6.99

Classic movies show giant gorillas scaling tall buildings and swatting planes from the sky, but actual gorillas are gentle social animals that live together in family groups like humans. In fact, gorillas are one of the closest genetic matches to people. And just like humans, gorillas can

  • shriek
  • chuckle
  • hiccup
  • even burp!

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to bring you an updated edition of his classic full-color photographic introduction to these fascinating animals.

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While the stunning, highly expressive photographs dominate in space and impact, Simon's concise and child-friendly writing means that a fairly full picture of gorilla behavior. . .is amply conveyed... —November-December 2000)