Just Like Us: A Veterinarian's Visual Memoir of Our Vanishing Great Ape Relatives (Hardcover)

Just Like Us: A Veterinarian's Visual Memoir of Our Vanishing Great Ape Relatives By Rick Quinn, Jane Goodall (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Rick Quinn, Jane Goodall (Foreword by)
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For most of his life, veterinarian Rick Quinn ignored a deep longing to meaningfully protect the endangered animals that fascinated him. Then one day, he read two magazine clippings about the great apes and knew it was time to set aside excuses and find the means to help. Armed with his camera and an insatiable curiosity, Dr. Quinn set off for the front lines of great ape conservation. Just Like Us is a gorgeous tribute to our not-too-distant relatives as well as the courageous people who are risking their lives to protect them. In this remarkable memoir, we follow Dr. Quinn's seven-year journey across seven African countries and Indonesia, where he photographed each great ape species in its natural habitat. Using inspiring stories juxtaposed with stunning photographs, he illuminates the threats to great ape survival as well as the complexity of saving them. The result delivers an empathetic sense that these magnificent beings really are-strikingly so-just like us.

About the Author

Avid wildlife photographer and founding director of Docs4GreatApes, Dr. Rick Quinn serves on both the Canadian and global boards of the Jane Goodall Institute. His veterinary career includes ten years in general practice, training as a veterinary ophthalmologist, and working in a specialty practice managing eye problems in his animal patients. Rick has taught veterinary undergraduate and graduate students and residents. He continues to lecture globally about veterinary ophthalmology and great ape conservation. Rick and his wife, Diane, a family doctor, have raised four children. They live in Ontario, Canada.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781734880212
ISBN-10: 173488021X
Publisher: Girl Friday Books
Publication Date: April 6th, 2021
Pages: 246
Language: English