Unnatural Habitat: The Native and Exotic Wildlife of Los Angeles

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About the Author

Craig Stanford is a biologist and anthropologist at the University of Southern California. He is known for his long-term field research on wild chimpanzees in East Africa, and for his many field studies of highly endangered turtles and tortoises in Asia and Latin America. He has published nearly twenty books and hundreds of articles about animal behavior, human origins, and environmental issues. Stanford is a long-time resident of the Pasadena area in Southern California.


Praise for The New Chimpanzee by Craig B. Stanford (Harvard, 2018):

"Stanford is a talented and fluent writer as well as an accomplished researcher." --The Wall Street Journal

Praise for Planet Without Apes by Craig B. Stanford (Belknap, 2014):

"Craig Stanford's book makes compelling reading. [The great apes] have helped us better understand our own behavior. Now it is our turn to help them, and when you read this book, you will realize that we MUST." --Jane Goodall

"Stanford reveals a complex web of cultural, social, economic and biological issues that explain why this problem is so exceedingly difficult to solve." ―The Washington Post

"In his wide-ranging call for action, Stanford lays out the critical threats, arguing that humanity's closest cousins are viewed as savage 'others' and subjected to a genocidal urge last seen in the colonial era." --Nature

"This is a timely call for effective action." ―Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Hunting Apes by Craig B. Stanford (Princeton, 1999):

"Stanford writes clearly and often deftly, and with admirable concision." --The Baltimore Sun

" This book will go a long way in explaining why physical anthropologists and their colleagues fight so much." --Times Literary Supplement

"A brave academic endeavor and a fine piece of popular science writing." --New Scientist