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Book Title: It's Every Monkey for Themselves: A True Story of Sex, Love and Lies in the Jungle|
The author of the book: Vanessa Woods
Date of issue: March 1st 2007
ISBN 13: 9781741159523
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 27.18 MB
Edition: Allen & Unwin Australia
Read full description of the books It's Every Monkey for Themselves: A True Story of Sex, Love and Lies in the Jungle:I think Vanessa Woods is very brave to have published this story of her time watching monkeys in Costa Rica. Whilst the experience she paints of living in the monkey house mimics the constantly changing social structures in the monkeys they watch for hours on end, it also portrays her in a less than flattering light. She's inexplicably mean to new assistants, she has no filter on what she says and she is incredibly self-centred.
There were many times when my jaw dropped in shock and I had to stare, dumb-founded, away from the book. They were brutally raw and politically incorrect passages that were not endearing and had crossed the too much information threshold. Her style of story telling lacked the ability to show that she had learned from the mistakes she made, and so you kind of feel like there is no remorse. I guess we've come a long way on the political correctness continuum since 2003 when Woods was in Costa Rica, which I guess makes it all the more shocking to read some of the things she came out with.
That all said, it was better written than I was expecting it to be and like the morbid urge to watch something horrible, I couldn't put it down because I wanted to find out what would happen next and what she would do to upset the others, all the while holding out hope that she would make amends for her nastiness.
Read information about the authorVanessa is an award winning journalist and author of Bonobo Handshake (Gotham 2010). She has written three children’s books; It’s True! There Are Bugs In Your Bed (2005), It’s True! Space Turns You Into Spaghetti (2006), and It’s True! Pirates Ate Rats (2007). It’s True! Space Turns You Into Spaghetti won the Acclaimed Book award from the Royal Society, UK.
Vanessa is an internationally published journalist and has written for various publications including the Discovery Channel, BBC Wildlife, New Scientist, and Travel Africa. In 2003, Vanessa won the Australasian Science award for journalism.
Vanessa is currently a Research Scientist at Duke University and studies the cognitive development chimpanzees and bonobos at sanctuaries in the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Vanessa is on the Board of Directors for Friends of Bonobos, the US charity that supports Lola ya Bonobo. Part of her author profits will go to Friends of Bonobos to help bonobos in Congo.
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