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Galdikas, Biruté Marija Filomena

Overview
Works: 68 works in 174 publications in 7 languages and 10,120 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference proceedings  Guidebooks 
Roles: Editor, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: QL737.P96, 599.8092
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Publications by  Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas Publications by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas
Most widely held works by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas
Born to be wild ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. An inspiring story of love, dedication, and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them, saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas
Orangutan odyssey by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Orangutans, the fabled red apes of the forests of Indonesia, share 97 percent of the biological makeup of human beings. But it is not for this reason alone that they have captured the interest and attention of scientists and naturalists. They are remarkable animals in their own right, living solitary and peaceful lives in the tree canopy of the dense tropical rain forest of the Indonesian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Subsisting on fruit, leaves, and other vegetation, they interact very little with other animals and pose a threat to none. But their own existence is now endangered by poaching, forest cutting, and gold mining, which are reducing at a great rate the pristine forest areas that orangutans require to live." "Now, for the first time, Birute Galdikas, the world's leading authority on orangutans, offers a rich picture of their life based on her intimate observation of hundreds of the animals in their native habitat; she spends as much as six months every year in her research camp at the edge of Tanjung Puting National Park near Kalimantan, Borneo. She has succeeded not only in rescuing several hundred wild-born orangutans previously held as pets or in substandard zoos, but also in studying the life cycles and behavior of both wild and semiwild animals, with particular attention to mothers and their young. The results of her knowledge inform the text of this remarkable book."--BOOK JACKET
Great ape odyssey by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: Early in her career in the late 1960s, Birute Galdikas was handpicked, along with Jane Goodall and the late Dian Fossey, by the renowned paleontologist Louis Leakey to go out into the world and study the great apes. She went on to dedicate her life to observing orangutans in their natural habitat and has become one of the world's leading authorities on orangutans. "I had reached the point where it was hard for me to see the differences between apes and humans," Galdikas once admitted on a 48 Hours television special. Here the famed primatologist and author of Orangutan Odyssey explores each of the great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees-including bonobos-and orangutans), interpreting the latest research and describing relationships among the different species-all in the context of the mounting threat of extinction. The 125 up-close images by internationally renowned wildlife photographer Karl Ammann illustrate the behaviors of these intriguing, humanlike animals. The result is a compelling overview of what we have learned about these fascinating creatures and, in turn, what they can teach us about ourselves
All apes great and small by International great apes of the world conference ( )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some of the world's leading primatologists, ethologists, and anthropologists present research on both captive and free-ranging African great apes
Search for the great apes by Christine Z Wiser ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines efforts of Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour to discover new facts about the life and behavior of gorillas and orangutans
Born to be wild 3D ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary that examines the lives of orangutans and elephants orphaned because of poaching and habitat encroachment. Follows the efforts of individuals who work to rescue, rehabilitate, and return these animals to the wild
Mystery gorillas Search for the great apes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Search for the great apes: Join Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas to better understand the mountain gorilla and the elusive orangutan
In the wild ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julia Roberts travels to the Indonesian island of Borneo to investigate the orangutan, the sole survivor of the great apes of Asia. Her quest puts her in the company of Birute Galdikas, a woman who has devoted her entire adult life to protecting and studying the orangutans of Borneo
Meine Orang-Utans : zwanzig Jahre unter den scheuen "Waldmenschen" im Dschungel Borneos by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De spiegel van het paradijs : mijn jaren bij de orang-oetans van Borneo by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verslag van 25 jaar onderzoek naar de orang-oetans van Borneo door de oorspronkelijk Canadese, nu Indonesische antropologe
Orangutan adaptation at Tanjung Puting Reserve, Central Borneo by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Champions of the wild ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Polar bears: Photographer Dan Guravich captured these ... images of Polar Bears in over 50 trips to the Arctic. Pandas: Dr. Sue Mainka has worked in China since 1987 to help ensure the survival of the Panda. Grizzlies: The rain forest of British Columbia is one of the last great habitats for the Grizzly and Wayne McCrory is a passionate protector of that habitat. Chimpanzees of Uganda: Colin Chapman follows endangered chimps and monkeys in the forests of Uganda's Kibale National Park. Costa Rican monkeys: Dr. Linda Fedigan has spent two decades studying the monkeys at Costa Rica's Santa Rosa wildlife factory. Orangutans: Dr. Birute Galdikas rescues orphaned apes in the jungles of Borneo. Gorillas: Dr. Pascale Sicotte fights to save Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda."--Container
What do primatologists do? by Anne Zeller ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As an introduction for those interested in primatology and field work research, Dr. Anne Zeller discusses her 5-month field work experience in Borneo studying cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis). She stayed at the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) rehabilitation center run by Dr. Birute Galdikas. Dr. Zeller discusses the conditions of living in the jungle, dress and equipment required for exploration in the Bornean jungle, and some of the hazards of field work. Slides in this video piece show cynomolgus macaques grooming, feeding on rice, aggression between adult male and juveniles, and threat between cynomolgus and orangutans. Orangutan slides include nesting, parenting, imitative behavior, play, climbing, sexual behavior, use of stick to ward off a wild pig, use of sign language, interaction with humans, playing in water, play with a young Macaca nemestrina, and feeding. There are also short video segments showing an adult male eating sugar cane, and play between an infant and mother
Reflections of Eden : my years with the orangutans of Borneo by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wild orangutans Galdikas studied and the ex-captives she rehabilitated became an extended family of characters no less vivid than her human companions. Throatpouch, a huge and irritable grouch, fought off rivals for the right to claim adolescent Priscilla as his mate. Handsome Cara at first tried to rid the forest of its human intruder by hurling dead branches at Galdikas from the canopy above. Little Sugito, rescued from a cramped cage and returned to the jungle claimed Galdikas as his mother and clung to her fiercely, night and day, for months. A groundbreaking chronicler of the orangutans' life cycle, Galdikas also describes the threats that increasingly menace them: the battles with poachers and loggers, the illicit trade in infant orangutans, the frustrations of official bureaucracy. Her story is a rare combination of personal epiphany, crucial scientific discovery, and international impact - a life of human and environmental challenge
Orangutans ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world's largest tree-dwelling primate, the endangered orangutan has been the victim of poaching, the ape trade and habitat destruction. Dr. Biruté Galdikas has lived for over 35 years in the gruelling jungles of Borneo and Sumatra, fighting to save the orangutan
Souvenirs d'Éden : ma vie avec les orangs-outangs de Bornéo by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce livre, qui relate une extraordinaire aventure humaine et scientifique, permettra ̉de nombreux lecteurs "de mieux comprendre les orangs-outangs et leur univers des fort̊s tropicales, un univers qui risque fort, dans un proche avenir, de disparat̋re ̉jamais". [SDM]
A guidebook to Tanjung Puting National Park : Kalimantan Tengah (Central Borneo), Indonesia by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All apes great and small ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptasi orangutan di Suaka Tanjung Puting, Kalimantan Tengah by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in Indonesian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Endangered animals from around the world primates, pandas, and bears ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Polar bears: Photographer Dan Guravich captured these ... images of Polar Bears in over 50 trips to the Arctic. Pandas: Dr. Sue Mainka has worked in China since 1987 to help ensure the survival of the Panda. Grizzlies: The rain forest of British Columbia is one of the last great habitats for the Grizzly and Wayne McCrory is a passionate protector of that habitat. Chimpanzees of Uganda: Colin Chapman follows endangered chimps and monkeys in the forests of Uganda's Kibale National Park. Costa Rican monkeys: Dr. Linda Fedigan has spent two decades studying the monkeys at Costa Rica's Santa Rosa wildlife factory. Orangutans: Dr. Birute Galdikas rescues orphaned apes in the jungles of Borneo. Gorillas: Dr. Pascale Sicotte fights to save Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Galdikas, Biruté 1946-
Galdikas, Biruté M.F.
Galdikas, Biruté M. F. 1946-
Galdikas, Biruté M.F. (Marija Filomena)
Galdikas, Birute Marija Filomena 1946-
Galdikas-Brindamour, Biruté
Galdikas-Brindamour, Biruté 1946-
ガルディカス, ビルーテ・M. F
Languages
English (118)
German (5)
French (5)
Indonesian (2)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
Korean (1)
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