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By Patricia Chapple Wright

Ahead of primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright turned the world's most suitable specialist on lemurs, she used to be enchanted by means of one other primate―Aotus, the owl monkey, or "monkey of the night." yet alongside her trip to find the habit of those special nocturnal creatures, Wright reveals greater than she anticipated approximately kin, human nature, and herself.

It all begins in a brand new York urban puppy store while Wright and her husband purchase an owl monkey whose energetic and rambunctious methods quickly lead the younger couple to South the USA to obtain him a mate. yet whereas Wright's monkey kinfolk is transforming into, her personal starts off to crumble whilst her husband leaves her and her daughter. Undeterred via her loss of educational event, Wright units out as a unmarried mom to check primate habit within the wild, together with a 12 months at a examine station within the distant jungles of Peru. There she encounters jaguars, toxic snakes, military ants, and big floods that threaten her and her daughter's lives, in addition to moments of significant readability and beauty.

From manhattan urban within the Nineteen Sixties to the depths of the Amazon within the Seventies and 80s, this tale of 1 woman's transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an comprehensive scientist will captivate fanatics of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. High Moon over the Amazon is an exhilarating memoir of event, concept, and of falling in love with a species now not so in contrast to our own.

"This is a booklet you need to learn. opposed to all odds Patricia Wright succeeded in gazing the formerly unknown habit of the mysterious and enthralling little owl monkey, the 'monkey of the night.' With the ability of a born tale teller she describes hair elevating adventures deep within the Amazon rainforest―and the issues of elevating a baby faraway from civilization. you are going to chortle and cry and wonder on the selection, braveness, and medical integrity of this notable woman."―Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founding father of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

"Heart-warming, sincere, deeply inquisitive, and chock-a-block with the completely insane event referred to as box biology. As a conservationist, as a primatologist, no doubt approximately it, Patricia Wright is a heavy-weight contender. High Moon Over the Amazon proves her a good storyteller to boot. it is a heavily enjoyable, shrewdpermanent book." ―Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling writer of Abundance: the long run is healthier Than You Think

"A naive younger American lady with a puppy monkey is going to the Amazon to discover it a mate. this can be the unbelievable starting of a big medical career―Pat Wright's. High Moon over the Amazon is a full of life, unique, inspirational story approximately desires that, opposed to all odds, turn into reality."―David Quammen, writer of Spillover and The tune of the Dodo

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