Gorillas in the Mist

Author: Dian Fossey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618083602

Category: Nature

Page: 326

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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.
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Gorillas in the Mist

Author: Dian Fossey

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780753811412

Category: Gorilla

Page: 282

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Dian Fossey's classic account of four gorilla families; the basis for the major movie starring Sigourney Weaver For thirteen years Dian Fossey lived and worked with Uncle Bert, Flossie, Beethoven, Pantsy and Digit in the remote rain forests of the volcanic Virunga Mountains in Africa, establishing an unprecedented relationship with these shy and affectionate beasts. In her base camp, 10,000 feet above sea-level, she struggled daily with rain, loneliness and the ever-constant threat of poachers who slaughtered her beloved gorillas with horrifying ferocity. African adventure, personal quest and scientific study, Gorillas in the Mist is a unique and intimate glimpse into a vanishing world and a vanishing species.
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Gorilla Dreams

The Legacy of Dian Fossey

Author: Georgianne Nienaber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059537669X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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This is a biographical interpretation of the primatologist's life that honors the African belief that the dead live on in spiritual form.
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No One Loved Gorillas More

Dian Fossey - Letters from the Mist

Author: Camilla De la Bédoyère

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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Who on Earth is Dian Fossey?

Defender of the Mountain Gorillas

Author: Jill Menkes Kushner

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781598451177

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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"Details Dian Fossey's life, with chapters devoted to her early years, life, work, writings, and legacy, as well as how children can follow in her footsteps"--Provided by publisher.
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Primates

The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

Author: Jim Ottaviani,Maris Wicks

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596438657

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 133

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Introduces the lives and work of three eminent primatologists, shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey, while exploring their pivotal contributions to twentieth-century natural science.
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Dian Fossey

Friend to Africa's Gorillas

Author: Robin S. Doak

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 1484604687

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This book takes an engaging look at the work of ground-breaking conservationist, Dian Fossey, and her work with mountain gorillas. It covers Fossey's inspiration, her methods, findings, and the impact of her work in Africa.
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Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas

Author: Jane A. Schott

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0822589257

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Dian Fossey was fascinated with the sad plight of the mountain gorilla and went to Africa. She imitated the gorillas' sounds and habits and came to know them individually. After several of her favorite gorillas were killed, she became impassioned about stopping the poaching And The destruction of the gorillas' natural habitat. Her research and her book, Gorillas in the Mist, led to current efforts to protect this endangered species.
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Dian Fossey

Animal Rights Activist and Protector of Mountain Gorillas

Author: Diane Dakers

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778725633

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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For nearly two decades, Dian Fossey immersed herself in the study of mountain gorillas in Africa. She became known as a highly respected primatologista scientist who studies apes and other primatesand a fiercely devoted champion of their safety and preservation. Fossey had made powerful enemies because of her opposition to the gorilla-related tourism industry and her knowledge of animal trafficking among members of the government. In 1985, she was found murdered in her cabin in Rwanda. The case remains unsolved to this day, but her intense love for this endangered species helped create a legacy that survives in the work of others to this day.
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Dian Fossey

Author: Heidi Moore

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781410932259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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Profiles the life of the scientist who studied mountain gorillas in central Africa and worked to ensure their survival.
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Walking with the Great Apes

Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582444

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Three astounding women scientists have in recent years penetrated the jungles of Africa and Borneo to observe, nurture, and defend humanity's closest cousins. Jane Goodall has worked with the chimpanzees of Gombe for nearly 50 years; Diane Fossey died in 1985 defending the mountain gorillas of Rwanda; and Biruté Galdikas lives in intimate proximity to the orangutans of Borneo. All three began their work as protégées of the great Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and each spent years in the field, allowing the apes to become their familiars--and ultimately waging battles to save them from extinction in the wild. Their combined accomplishments have been mind-blowing, as Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas forever changed how we think of our closest evolutionary relatives, of ourselves, and of how to conduct good science. From the personal to the primate, Sy Montgomery--acclaimed author of The Soul of an Octopus and The Good Good Pig--explores the science, wisdom, and living experience of three of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.
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Dian Fossey

Author: Leah Jerome

Publisher: Skylark

ISBN: 9780553159295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 103

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A biography of the controversial protector of the endangered mountain gorillas of Africa describes Fossey's love for animals, her fierce struggle against the poachers intent on killing the gorillas, and her mysterious murder
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Dian Fossey

Among the Gorillas

Author: Wil Mara

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780531120590

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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Profiles the life of the scientist who studied mountain gorillas in central Africa and worked to ensure their survival.
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Scientists Who Made History

Dian Fossey

Author: Liz Gogerly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750284769

Category: Primatologists

Page: 48

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Throughout her life, Dian Fossey provided unique insights into the lives of mountain gorillas, as well as campaigning to save their diminishing environment. This book profiles the life of one of the 20th century's most significant scientists.
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Dian Fossey

At Home with the Giant Gorillas

Author: Corinne J. Naden,Rose Blue

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761325697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Profiles the life of the scientist who studied mountain gorillas in central Africa and worked to ensure their survival.
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A Forest in the Clouds: My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dr. Dian Fossey

Author: John Fowler

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681776995

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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For the first time, a riveting insider's account of the fascinating world of Dr. Dian Fossey’s mountain gorilla camp, telling the often-shocking story of the unraveling of Fossey’s Rwandan facility alongside adventures tracking mountain gorillas over hostile terrain, confronting aggressive silverbacks, and rehabilitating orphaned baby gorillas. In A Forest in the Clouds, John Fowler takes us into the world of Karisoke Research Center, the remote mountain gorilla camp of Dr. Dian Fossey, a few years prior to her gruesome murder. Drawn to the adventure and promise of learning the science of studying mountain gorillas amid the beauty of Central Africa’s cloud forest, Fowler soon learns the cold harsh realities of life inside Fossey’s enclave ten thousand feet up in the Virunga Volcanoes. Instead of the intrepid scientist he had admired in the pages of National Geographic, Fowler finds a chain-smoking, hard-drinking woman bullying her staff into submission. While pressures mount from powers beyond Karisoke in an effort to extricate Fossey from her domain of thirteen years, she brings new students in to serve her most pressing need—to hang on to the remote research camp that has become her mountain home. Increasingly bizarre behavior has targeted Fossey for extrication by an ever-growing group of detractors—from conservation and research organizations to the Rwandan government. Amid the turmoil, Fowler must abandon his own research assignments to assuage the troubled Fossey as she orders him on illegal treks across the border into Zaire, over volcanoes, in search of missing gorillas, and to serve as surrogate parent to an orphaned baby ape in preparation for its traumatic re-introduction into a wild gorilla group. This riveting story is the only first-person account from inside Dian Fossey’s beleaguered camp. Fowler must come to grips with his own aspirations, career objectives, and disappointments as he develops the physical endurance to keep up with mountain gorillas over volcanic terrain in icy downpours above ten thousand feet, only to be affronted by the frightening charges of indignant giant silverbacks or to be treed by aggressive forest buffalos. Back in camp, he must nurture the sensitivity and patience needed for the demands of rehabilitating an orphaned baby gorilla. A Forest in the Clouds takes the armchair adventurer on a journey into an extraordinary world that now only exists in the memories of the very few who knew it.
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful

A New Story About Anxiety

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1760552437

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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"Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read" Mark Manson, bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Sarah Wilson - bestselling author and entrepreneur, intrepid solver of problems and investigator of how to live a better life - has helped over 650,000 people across the world to quit sugar. She has also been an anxiety sufferer her whole life. In her new book, she directs her intense focus and fierce investigatory skills onto this lifetime companion of hers, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism her own experiences. Sarah pulls at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, and unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission. Ultimately, she re-frames anxiety as a spiritual quest rather than a burdensome affliction, a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters. Practical and poetic, wise and funny, this is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad sufferers of the world's most common mental illness to feel not just better about their condition, but delighted by the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life. MORE PRAISE FOR FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL "at once a nomadic journey, a cri de coeur and a compendium of hard-won wisdom ..." Professor Patrick McGorry AO MD PhD FRCP FRANZCP FAA FASSA, 2010 Australian of the Year "A witty, well-researched and often insightful book about negotiating a new relationship with anxiety." Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology and author of The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression
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