Primatologists are lucky to have the dedication, persistence, and sheer determined-ness of a small band of field researchers who have personally held together such long-term studies. Vernon Reynolds, the author of this synthetic new book is one such scientist. For anyone working with chimpanzees or other primates, it is a valuable contribution. Only rarely these days do scientists have the time, energy or financial and logistical support to be able to pull together such a comprehensive work. P.C. Lee, University of Stirling, Folia primatologica an invaluable addition to the description of chimpanzee behavioural diversity, and a classic demonstration of how to combine research and conservation. Even more, it is an elegant introduction to the natural history of a species that still offers important biological puzzles. Richard Wrangham
About the Author
first began to study the chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest, Uganda, in 1962. He returned to found the Budongo Forest Project in 1990. He is the recipient of the President's Award, American Society of Primatologists, 2000, and the Chairman's Award, Committee for Research and Exploration, National Geographic Society, 2000. Professor Reynolds is also the author of numerous books and journal articles.