Aucun appareil Kindle n'est requis. Téléchargez l'une des applis Kindle gratuites et commencez à lire les livres Kindle sur votre smartphone, tablette ou ordinateur.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

Pour obtenir l'appli gratuite, saisissez votre numéro de téléphone mobile.

Ce titre n'est actuellement pas disponible à l'achat
Of Bonobos and Men: A Journey to the Heart of the Congo par [Bechard, Deni Ellis]
Publicité sur l'appli Kindle

Of Bonobos and Men: A Journey to the Heart of the Congo Format Kindle

Voir les 5 formats et éditions Masquer les autres formats et éditions
Prix Amazon
Neuf à partir de Occasion à partir de
Format Kindle
"Veuillez réessayer"

Longueur : 364 pages Word Wise: Activé Composition améliorée: Activé
Page Flip: Activé Langue : Anglais

Descriptions du produit

Présentation de l'éditeur

Bonobos have captured the public imagination in recent years, due not least to their famously active sex lives. Less well known is the fact that these great apes don’t kill their own kind, and that they share nearly 99% of our DNA. Their approach to building peaceful coalitions and sharing resources has much to teach us, particularly at a time when our violent ways have pushed them to the brink of extinction. Animated by a desire to understand bonobos and learn how to save them, acclaimed author Deni Ellis Béchard traveled into the Congo.

Of Bonobos and Men is the account of this journey. Along the way, we see how partnerships between Congolese and Westerners, with few resources but a common purpose and respect for indigenous knowledge, have resulted in the protection of vast swaths of the rainforest. And we discover how small solutions—found through openness, humility, and the principle that “poverty does not equal ignorance”—are often most effective in tackling our biggest challenges. Combining elements of travelogue, journalism, and natural history, this incomparably rich book takes the reader not only deep into the Congo, but also into our past and future, revealing new ways to save the environment and ourselves.

Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 5235 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 364 pages
  • Editeur : Milkweed Editions (1 octobre 2013)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
  • X-Ray :
  • Word Wise: Activé
  • Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
  • Composition améliorée: Activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : Soyez la première personne à écrire un commentaire sur cet article
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°798.169 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
  • Voulez-vous nous parler de prix plus bas?
    Si vous vendez ce produit, souhaitez-vous suggérer des mises à jour par l'intermédiaire du support vendeur ?

click to open popover

Commentaires en ligne

Il n'y a pas encore de commentaires clients sur
5 étoiles
4 étoiles
3 étoiles
2 étoiles
1 étoile

Commentaires client les plus utiles sur (beta) 4.6 étoiles sur 5 11 commentaires
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 An engaging read that's hard to put down.... 1 février 2014
Par McGillicuddy E. Phillips - Publié sur
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
“Empty Hands, Open Arms” is a highly engaging read. Bechard smoothly moves from page-turning anecdotes to well researched narrative in a way that keeps the reader intrigued and immersed in the subject. This is the kind of book that anyone will find appealing because it covers a surprisingly wide-range of issues but never strays too far from intimate, human stories. From colonial history to human and ape evolution, this is one of those books that will change how one sees the world and our relationship with our closest primate cousins.

It was fascinatingly to learn how different bonobo societies are from chimps and other great apes. Learning that bonobos have a matriarchal social structure and live together in relative harmony is pretty intriguing and somewhat provocative. Also, it was fascinating to learn more about the Congo rainforest – the earth’s “second lung” – and its crucial importance to global warming issues.

This book helped me better understand international conservation issues. I am familiar with the intricacies of my local environmental issues but, like many, know of only a few massive, international conservation organizations (NGO’s). ‘Empty Hands, Opens Arms’ will help anyone who cares about conservation to get familiar with the important and unique role small NGO’s play in the international arena. For example, I was surprised to learn how and why some indigenous people may see large conservation groups as imperialists and more destructive to their way of life than industrial corporations. This was eye opening to say the least.

One more thing I loved about this book is the way Bechard brought to the fore the compelling human stories of those working to save bonobos and those living in closest proximity to them. In short, I found this book to be worthy of the accolades it has earned.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Best description of the topic I've read! 14 mars 2016
Par Craig Calfee - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
This book appears to be the same as "Empty Hands, Open Arms" by the same author. Either way, a great read and wonderful documentation of why and how development and conservation must be done with inclusion of the affected people in order to have long term success. Having travelled and worked in the DRC, I can say this was portrayed realistically and with understanding of the complex issues of the area. I am newly inspired to keep working on my own projects there as well as share them with organizations like BCI, the subject of this book.
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Insightful, moving, and entertaining 1 février 2014
Par Austin S. Lin - Publié sur
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Empty Hands, Open Arms provides a compelling insight into the history and evolution of bonobo conservation in the Congo. There are lessons within for all of us who are trying to save our planet.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars 19 avril 2016
Par MICHAEL R. MCDOWELL - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Very interesting study.
5 internautes sur 6 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 a fantastic account of a really important mission 9 décembre 2013
Par Jesse Duggan - Publié sur
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
fantastic book, as soon as I finished I wanted to somehow get involved. a really incredible story of modern day heroes doing something for the greater good
Ces commentaires ont-ils été utiles ? Dites-le-nous

Où en sont vos commandes ?

Livraison et retours

Besoin d'aide ?