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Gorillas in the Mist

Fossey, Dian (Book - 2000)
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One of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world, GORILLAS IN THE MIST is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Fossey's extraordinary efforts to ensure the future of the rain forest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. As only she could, Fossey combined her personal adventure story with groundbreaking scientific reporting in an unforgettable portrait of one of our closest primate relatives. Although Fossey's work ended tragically in her murder, GORILLAS IN THE MIST remains an invaluable testament to one of the longest-running field studies of primates and reveals her undying passion for her subject.
Authors: Fossey, Dian
Title: Gorillas in the mist
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000, c1983
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
Characteristics: xviii, 326 p. :,ill., map ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Dian Fossey
Contents: 1. In the Mountain Meadow of Carl Akeley and George Schaller - 2. Second Beginning: Karisoke Research Centre, Rwanda - 3. Karisoke Field Impressions - 4. Three Generations of One Gorilla Family: Group 5 - 5. Wild Orphans Bound for Captivity: Coco and Pucker - 6. Animal Visitors to the Karisoke Research Centre - 7. The Natural Demise of Two Gorilla Families: Groups 8 and 9 - 8. Human Visitors to the Karisoke Research Centre - 9. Adjustment to a New Silverback Leader: Group 4 - 10. Growing Family Stability: Group 4 - 11. Decimation by Poachers: Group 4 - 12. Formation of a New Family Lends Hope: Nunkie's Group
Summary: One of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world, GORILLAS IN THE MIST is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Fossey's extraordinary efforts to ensure the future of the rain forest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. As only she could, Fossey combined her personal adventure story with groundbreaking scientific reporting in an unforgettable portrait of one of our closest primate relatives. Although Fossey's work ended tragically in her murder, GORILLAS IN THE MIST remains an invaluable testament to one of the longest-running field studies of primates and reveals her undying passion for her subject.
ISBN: 1417619880
9781417619887
9780618083602
061808360X
Branch Call Number: 599.88 F752g 2000
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-311) and index
Subject Headings: Gorilla Behavior
Topical Term: Gorilla
LCCN: 2001265471
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Feb 02, 2014
  • kleokleopatra66 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

this is a good book if you want to know a lot about gorillas and their habits. if you are looking for a story and something catching and entertaining, than this book is not for you. good facts yes, tragic real life events but very non chronological: animals are described, die and in later chapters they are alive again and are being reintroduced into the events. this makes it rather confusing to follow the individual animals' lives.

Sep 02, 2009
  • dntblnk rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

What a amazing woman.

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