By Patricia Chapple Wright
Earlier than primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright turned the world's optimal professional on lemurs, she was once enchanted through one other primate―Aotus, the owl monkey, or "monkey of the night." yet alongside her trip to find the habit of those specified nocturnal creatures, Wright unearths greater than she anticipated approximately family members, human nature, and herself.
It all starts off 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 relations is starting to be, her personal starts off to disintegrate whilst her husband leaves her and her daughter. Undeterred via her loss of educational event, Wright units out as a unmarried mom to review primate habit within the wild, together with a 12 months at a learn 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 big apple urban within the Sixties to the depths of the Amazon within the Seventies and 80s, this tale of 1 woman's transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an complete scientist will captivate fanatics of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. High Moon over the Amazon is an exciting memoir of experience, thought, and of falling in love with a species now not so not like our own.
"This is a booklet you want to learn. opposed to all odds Patricia Wright succeeded in staring at the formerly unknown habit of the mysterious and captivating 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 toddler faraway from civilization. you are going to chortle and cry and surprise on the decision, braveness, and clinical integrity of this outstanding 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 totally insane experience referred to as box biology. As a conservationist, as a primatologist, absolute confidence approximately it, Patricia Wright is a heavy-weight contender. High Moon Over the Amazon proves her a very good storyteller in addition. it is a heavily enjoyable, clever book." ―Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling writer of Abundance: the longer term is best Than You Think
"A naive younger American lady with a puppy monkey is going to the Amazon to discover it a mate. this is often the inconceivable starting of an incredible clinical 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 track of the Dodo