MARK EDWARD HARRIS: THE PEOPLE OF THE FOREST (Signed)
(HARRIS, MARK EDWARD). Shashin Press, I00210630, 2021. 11 x 13 in., 84 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
In The People of the Forest, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris focuses on orangutans, because, while the future for many species is uncertain, orangutans in the wild are hanging on by a particularly thin vine. Their populations have declined significantly due to habitat destruction in their native Sumatra and Borneo where forests give way to palm oil plantations. Long before genetic testing revealed an almost 97 percent DNA overlap between orangutans and humans, the similarities between the two species was noticed. “Orangutan” comes from the Malay word orang (people) and hutan (forest), hence the title for this book. 9780972784184 Inventory Number: I00210630