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Books

Introducing specialized books related to orangutans that have been published from the 1900s. On top of that, most of the books are out of print!
There are very few specialized books on orangutans.
On top of that, most of the books are out of print!
You have to search for some of the old books at second-hand bookstores.

  • Love the Orangutan

    Love the Orangutan

    2021
    IKEA
    URSKOG

    It is filled with cute illustrations and at first glance it is a children's book, but the content is fairly technical and it contains literary messages.

  • Orang-Utan: The Natural History of an Endangered Ape

    Orang-Utan: The Natural History of an Endangered Ape

    2017
    Natural History Publication
    Elizabeth L.. Bennett

    The second edition of the same title that was published in 1998. The book has a handy volume written with easy English and is filled with color photographs, so it is perfect as an introductory book to learn about the orangutans’ habitat. At the end of the book, there is detailed information about the rehabilitation facilities in Malaysia and Indonesia. It is relatively easy to purchase from overseas online bookstores and bookstores and souvenir shops in Sabah.

  • Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

    Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

    2009
    Oxford University Press
    Serge A. Wich , S. Suci Utami Atmoko,
    Tatang Mitra Setia & Carel
    P. van Schaik (ed)

    A specialized academic book on orangutans. The main theme of the book is “interregional comparisons”, and data collected at new survey sites and other unpublished data from old survey sites are also used. The book is written by researchers who study a wide range of topics from ecology, heredity, morphology, migration patterns, feeding, breeding, communities, culture, development and protection on the front lines. This is a must-read book for young researchers and students who want to study orangutans.

  • Orang-utans

    Orang-utans

    2008
    New Holland
    Juaidi Payne and Cede Prudente

    A book on orangutans written by Junaidi Payne, who has been involved in Malaysian mammal conservation activities for many years, along with photographs provided by Cede Prudente, a famous professional photographer from Sabah. The photographs are especially wonderful. In addition to the photographs that portray the charm of orangutans, there are also many photographs that convey how their habitats are getting destroyed.

  • Among Orangutans

    Among Orangutans

    2004
    Harvard University Press
    Carel P. van Schaik,
    (Photo) Perry van Duijnhoven

    The author is a leading figure in fields of social ecology and primatology who has continued research on wild orangutans for many years. The book is filled with many rare photographs that you can only experience in Sumatra, including photographs of wild orangutans using tools and orangutans clustering around a single tree.

  • Orangutans: Wizards of the Rain Forest

    Orangutans: Wizards of the Rain Forest

    2000
    Firefly Books
    Anne E. Russon

    The author is a cognitive scientist who studies the behavior of orangutans at the Tanjung Puting National Park and rehabilitation centers in Kalimantan (Borneo). The book is filled with color photographs of orangutans at old rehabilitation centers.

  • Our vanishing relative: The status of wild orang-utans at the close of the twentieth century

    Our vanishing relative: The status of wild orang-utans at the close of the twentieth century

    1999
    Springer
    H.D.Rijksen,E Meijaard

    This book summarizes the research results of wild orangutans conducted between the 1980s and 1990s by two leading orangutan researchers. It also contains detailed preservation information, and they discuss frankly about their thoughts on the endangered species through their investigations.

  • Orangutan Odyeesy

    Orangutan Odyeesy

    1999
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Birute M. F. Galdikas and Nancy Briggs,
    (Photo) Karl Ammann

    A collection of photographs of orangutans shot at a famous rehabilitation center (Tanjung Puting National Park) that is run by Dr. Galdikas in Indonesia. The foreword is written by chimpanzee researcher Dr. Jane Goodall, who along with Dr. Galdikas, is known as one the “Leakey's Angels”.

  • The Natural History of ORANG-UTAN

    The Natural History of ORANG-UTAN

    1998
    Natural History Publication
    Elizabeth L.. Bennett

    The book has a handy volume written with easy English and is filled with color photographs, so it is perfect as an introductory book to learn about the orangutans’ habitat, but the second edition of the book, which features the latest information, was published in 2017, so if you are planning to purchase a book on orangutans now, this edition is recommend.

  • The Orang-Utan

    The Orang-Utan

    1999
    National Library of Australia
    Gisela Kaplan, Lesley Rogers

    Information of the orangutans’ habitats and behaviors are summarized in an easy-to-understand manner. It offers more detailed information that “The Natural History of Orang-utan and is an easier read than “Among Orangutans”. A reference list is included at the end of the book.

  • The Neglected Ape

    The Neglected Ape

    1993
    Plenum Press
    Galdikas, B.M.F., Nadler, R.D., Rosen, N., Sheeran,L.K. (Eds.)

    An academic book on orangutans that was summarized in the 1900s. Valuable records from well-known orangutan researchers are featured in each chapter. It is an academic book so the information is old, but the descriptions of the sharp observation records and considerations are very helpful.