An amazing tree-life adventure from Powzyk, on the on the trail of 11 species of lemurs and other exotic animals in...

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IN SEARCH OF LEMURS: My Days and Nights in a Madagascar Rain Forest

An amazing tree-life adventure from Powzyk, on the on the trail of 11 species of lemurs and other exotic animals in Madagascar. Journal-like entries document her four-month stay in the rain forest, and provide detailed observations of plants and animals, as well as a glimpse into the daily routine of a working scientist. Every page is embellished with striking watercolors; the forest and fauna have been carefully observed and have been hauntingly beautiful. While lemurs are the focus, she also observes the sucker-footed bat, cat-like fanaloka, ringtailed mongoose, the aye-aye, the greater hedgehog tenrec, and more. It is a world of eat and be eaten--the red-fronted lemur crunches away on a enormous millipede, the local people roast large white grubs (said to taste like butter)--where the naturalist has to peel leeches from her socks at the end of a long hike. An intriguing look, rich in detail, at an exotic environment.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 48

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1998