- Pasta blanda: 323 páginas
- Editor: Allen & Unwin Australia (1 de marzo de 2007)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1741148596
- ISBN-13: 978-1741148596
- Dimensiones del producto: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19 cm
- Peso del envío: 431 g
- Opinión media de los clientes sobre el producto: Sé el primero en calificar este artículo
It's Every Monkey for Themselves: A True Story of Sex, Love and Lies in the Jungle (Inglés) Pasta blanda – 1 mar 2007
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"Vanessa Woods springs out of the mire of mediocre memoirs with the sprightliness of a startled gazelle. She's bright and smart and fast with a quip." "The Age""
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Aiming to put as much distance as she could between herself and a dysfunctional relationship, Vanessa Woods left her "Pleasantville" life in the leafy but safe suburbs of Canberra and headed for the remote, wild, and distinctly unsafe jungles of Costa Rica. She had a research job, a contract with the Disney Channel, and would spend the year working with a small community of dedicated like-minded scientific souls researching the behavior of capuchin monkeys while making a documentary about Costa Rican wildlife. Or so she thought. As it turned out, she didn t get along with her housemates, was stung so often by wasps and killer bees she developed a lethal allergy, and the monkeys were evasive, mean, and aggressivethe only difference between them and her housemates being that at least she could tell her housemates apart. Over the course of a wild and tumultuous year, Vanessa learned that not all monkeysor peopleare alike, that friendship can be more important than sex, and that sometimes it takes a brush with death and an abscess the size of a melon on your head to make you realize that being pretty isn't always enough."
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Definitely a unique book
22 de marzo de 2012 - Publicado en Amazon.com
A una persona le resultó útil.
Vanessa wrote a great book on Bonobos. She is an entertaining author, and this does include content on monkey research, told in a very humorous way. However, it also includes crude sexual descriptions of the researchers' private lives - not at all what I expected. I wouldn't have minded if it would have been a bit more tasteful humor, but she just went too far on this one!
Unbelievably bad! This woman is so clueless that she writes ...
23 de julio de 2014 - Publicado en Amazon.com
A 4 personas les resultó útil.
Unbelievably bad! This woman is so clueless that she writes about how vain, self-centered, shallow, and manipulative she is as if we will be *charmed* by her behavior! No, I was not charmed by her - she has an ugly soul. Planning to socially exclude new members of the team? In constant social competition with everyone? Believing everyone wants to have sex with her? Come on Vanessa - I don't know you personally but you obviously can't read people. You should never have been part of that team - you are no scientist.and have no understanding or respect for the scientfic method. And that dog you *adopted*? You knew you could never keep it. Your job requires constant traveling. Everything you do is nasty and manipulative. I feel sorry for the man who ended up marrying you. Fortunately I did not buy this book. I was on a trip in Costa Rica and found the book left on a table in a hotel. Don't waste your money unless you fascinated by the thought processes of an out-of-control narcissist (that's what kept me reading).
fieldwork is funny
22 de mayo de 2010 - Publicado en Amazon.com
A 6 personas les resultó útil.
If you take the idea of working in the field very seriously -- as both a source of unique knowledge (which it certainly is) and a means of self actualization (which it can be for some people) -- this book will probably rub you the wrong way. But that's why it's so funny! It can take a somewhat disinterested observer (and engaging writer like Vanessa Woods) to reveal the real dynamics in a situation like "the field", which, if you really think about it, is pretty bizarre to begin with. Imagine spending the day with a group people from around the world observing your pet dog eat, poo, and sleep, and then discussing it at the end of the day. How could that NOT be funny!!!!
13 de septiembre de 2012 - Publicado en Amazon.com
A 10 personas les resultó útil.
As a character in the book myself and someone who knows how malicious Ms. Woods could be, even I was shocked at how far the truth could be distorted or facts could be fabricated and still have "A True Story" in the title. Complete rubbish.
an excellent read
26 de septiembre de 2009 - Publicado en Amazon.com
A 8 personas les resultó útil.
I stayed up until 3:30am and read this book in one sitting, I couldn't stop. It was utterly compelling. It's true that it's full of drama, and no character is quite innocent. But these are the kinds of dramas that make up most people's lives (although this was a very intense version). I really admire the honesty, the eye for detail, and the critical self-scrutiny of the book.