Chimpanzee Travels: On and Off the Road in Africa


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$26.95  $25.06
University of Georgia Press
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5.99 X 9.02 X 0.61 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author

Dale Peterson is also the author of "Chimpanzee Travels: On and Off the Road in Africa," "Storyville, USA" (both Georgia), and "The Deluge and the Ark: A Journey into Primate Worlds." He is co-author, with Richard Wrangham, of "Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence." He teaches at Tufts University.


Chimpanzee Travels is a lighthearted, deliciously amusing, but accurate story of Dale Peterson's travels into the forests and byways of Africa in search of chimpanzees and the strange white apes who study them. Buy it now--you won't regret it!

--Jane Goodall

Delightful . . . A book in which humor arm-wrestles with the pathos of paradise lost in modern Africa.

--Philadelphia Inquirer

Peterson cuts a swath through east, west, and central Africa. . . . And if you come along, you will be sure to meet some wild characters--not all of them chimps--have some chuckles, learn about animals, and reflect on the continent's troubles.

--Boston Globe

Peterson has a lively style, and one of those great careers with adventure built in. The book came out in 1995 and was ignored. Happily, it's back, and it's delightful.

--National Geographic Adventure

From malaria-infested waters and jungles to desert wastelands, Peterson explores the real Africa. . . . This book is a journal of his adventures, filled with head-on humor, frustration, and grit.


Peterson brings a wealth of good humor, a snappy irony, and a laid-back style to what were surely travels with a hard edge of difficulty. It's easy to admire the man and easier still to admire this droll, shrewd piece of travel writing.

--Kirkus Reviews