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Bonobo Handshake|Vanessa Woods
Bonobo Handshake : A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo
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A young woman follows her fianc to war-torn Congo to study extremely endangered bonobo apes-who teach her a new truth about love. In 2005 Vanessa Woods accepted a marriage proposal from a man she barely knew and agreed to join him on a research trip to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Settling in at a bonobo sanctuary in Congo's capital, Vanessa and her fianc entered the world of a rare ape with whom we share 98.7 percent of our DNA and who live in a peaceful society in which females are in charge, war is nonexistent, and sex is as common and friendly as a handshake. A fascinating memoir of hope and adventure, Bonobo Handshake traces Vanessa's self-discovery as she finds herself falling deeply in love with her husband, the apes, and her new surroundings in this true story of revelation and transformation in a fragile corner of Africa.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592406340
  • ISBN-10: 1592406343
  • Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: June 2011
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
  • Page Count: 304
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

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