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Shawn Thompson - Thompson Rivers University. Seattle, WA, US

Shawn Thompson

Professor | Thompson Rivers University

Seattle, WA, UNITED STATES

Journalist, university professor and book author who explores our moral obligations in the crisis of extinction facing orangutans

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Biography

Author of the book The Intimate Ape: Orangutans and the Secret Life of a Vanishing Species (2010) and five other books, including Letters From Prison: Felons Write about the Struggle for Life and Sanity Behind Bars.

Travelled extensively in Borneo, Sumatra, and parts of Indonesia and Southeast Asia to write the orangutan book.

Currently working on a book about morality and apes.

University professor teaching journalism and communication since 1998.

Newspaper editor, reporter and photographer for 17 1/2 years. Was on the crime, court and prison beat, among other things.

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Education/Learning Media Production Media - Print Travel and Tourism Environmental Services

Areas of Expertise (1)

The Intimate Ape: Orangutans and the Secret Life If A Vanishing Species

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  • The Orang Utan Republik

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