Our own Jim Ottaviani, librarian for Deep Blue, has just published his latest book — Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. The New York Times recently reviewed Primates, and had high praise for the work of both Maris Wicks, the book’s illustrator, and Jim: “Despite the inherent challenges [of presenting three separate narratives], they succeed in conjuring the feel of extraordinary science. And they do so not by manufacturing fake emotion, but by sticking to the reality of being a scientist — the hard punishments of fieldwork, the strains on marriage, the cocktail-party diplomacy back home and, most important of all, the elation of discovery. Especially in its portrayal of this final element, ‘Primates’ is the kind of book that can produce new scientists.”
Jim will be speaking about Primates twice this month here in Ann Arbor:
Saturday, 15 June, 2013
4PM at Vault of Midnight, 219 S. Main St
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
7PM at Nicola’s Books, Westgate Shopping Center
Additional events for the release of Primates can be found on Jim’s blog.