Good Night, Gorilla

Author: Peggy Rathmann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399242600

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

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When an unobservant zookeeper goes home, all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo follow him. On board pages.
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The Invisible Gorilla

And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

Author: Christopher F. Chabris,Daniel J. Simons

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307459667

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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The creators of the famous "gorilla experiment" that demonstrated people's inattention to obvious facts draw on hundreds of creative experiments to whimsically reveal how the human race overrates its mental capacity.
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Little Gorilla

Author: Ruth Bornstein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780899194219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Little Gorilla's family and friends try to help him overcome his special growing pains.
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Gorillas

Author: Seymour Simon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060891025

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of various kinds of gorillas.
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Gorilla

Author: Anthony Browne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406352337

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

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For her birthday, Hannah asks her father for a gorilla - but is disappointed when she discovers that the gorilla she's got is just a toy. But the toy turns into a real gorilla
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Mountain Gorillas

Biology, Conservation, and Coexistence

Author: Gene Eckhart,Annette Lanjouw

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801890116

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Mountain Gorillas features stunning photos and four appendices documenting key biological and ecological information, habitat vegetation, milestones in mountain gorilla conservation, and travel information.
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Gorilla and the Bird

A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love

Author: Zack McDermott

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316315117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"Glorious...one of the best memoirs I've read in years...a tragicomic gem about family, class, race, justice, and the spectacular weirdness of Wichita. [McDermott] can move from barely controlled hilarity to the brink of rage to aching tenderness in a single breath."--Marya Hornbacher, New York Times Book Review Zack McDermott, a 26-year-old Brooklyn public defender, woke up one morning convinced he was being filmed, Truman Show-style, as part of an audition for a TV pilot. Every passerby was an actor; every car would magically stop for him; everything he saw was a cue from "The Producer" to help inspire the performance of a lifetime. After a manic spree around Manhattan, Zack, who is bipolar, was arrested on a subway platform and admitted to Bellevue Hospital. So begins the story of Zack's freefall into psychosis and his desperate, poignant, often hilarious struggle to claw his way back to sanity. It's a journey that will take him from New York City back to his Kansas roots and to the one person who might be able to save him, his tough, big-hearted Midwestern mother, nicknamed the Bird, whose fierce and steadfast love is the light in Zack's dark world. Before his odyssey is over, Zack will be tackled by guards in mental wards, run naked through cornfields, receive secret messages from the TV, befriend a former Navy Seal and his talking stuffed monkey, and see the Virgin Mary in the whorls of his own back hair. But with the Bird's help, he just might have a shot at pulling through, starting over, and maybe even meeting a partner who can love him back, bipolar and all. Introducing an electrifying new voice, GORILLA AND THE BIRD is a raw and unforgettable account of a young man's unraveling and the relationship that saves him.
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In the Kingdom of Gorillas

The Quest to Save Rwanda's Mountain Gorillas

Author: Bill Weber,Amy Vedder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128537

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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When Bill Weber and Amy Vedder arrived in Rwanda to study mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey, the gorilla population was teetering toward extinction. Poaching was rampant, but it was loss of habitat that most endangered the gorillas. Weber and Vedder realized that the gorillas were doomed unless something was done to save their forest home. Over Fossey's objections, they helped found the Mountain Gorilla Project, which would inform Rwandans about the gorillas and the importance of conservation, while at the same time establishing an ecotourism project -- one of the first anywhere in a rainforest -- to bring desperately needed revenue to Rwanda. In the Kingdom of Gorillas introduces readers to entire families of gorillas, from powerful silverback patriarchs to helpless newborn infants. Weber and Vedder take us with them as they slog through the rain-soaked mountain forests, observing the gorillas at rest and at play. Today the population of mountain gorillas is the highest it has been since the 1960s, and there is new hope for the species' fragile future even as the people of Rwanda strive to overcome ethnic and political differences.
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Still a Gorilla!

Author: Kim Norman

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 0545757916

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 32

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Willy the Gorilla imitates the other animals at the zoo, but despite pretending he remains always a gorilla.
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Gorilla Dawn

Author: Gill Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481486578

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by Oxford University Press."--Verso.
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The Year of the Gorilla

Author: George B. Schaller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226736474

Category: Science

Page: 273

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This seminal work chronicles George B. Schaller’s two years of travel and observation of gorillas in East and Central Africa in the late 1950s, high in the Virunga volcanoes on the Zaire-Rwanda-Uganda border. There, he learned that these majestic animals, far from being the aggressive apes of film and fiction, form close-knit societies of caring mothers and protective fathers watching over playful young. Alongside his observations of gorilla society, Schaller celebrates the enforced yet splendid solitude of the naturalist, recounts the adventures he experienced along the way, and offers a warning against poaching and other human threats against these endangered creatures. This edition features a postscript detailing Schaller’s more recent visits with gorillas, current to 2009. “Whether the author is tracking gorillas, slipping past elephant herds on narrow jungle paths, avoiding poachers’ deadfalls, or routing Watusi invaders, this is an exciting book. Although Schaller feels that this is ‘not an adventure book,’ few readers will be able to agree.”—Irven DeVore, Science
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Songs of the Gorilla Nation

My Journey Through Autism

Author: Dawn Prince-Hughes

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781400082155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

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Relates the author's experiences as a late-diagnosed autistic, describing her struggles with antisocial impulses and homelessness, her connection with the gorillas at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, her education in anthropology, and her eventual ability to develop human relationships. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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The Laughing Gorilla

The True Story of the Hunt for One of America's First Serial Killers

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145188

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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During the 1920s, in more than a dozen cities, over four years, and across two continents, women were being butchered. Eyewitneses claim the perpetrator was a hulking Bible-carrying brute who lumbered on all fours, and laughed maniacally with each new slaughter. The crimes haunted San Francisco Police Captain Charles Dullea, the last honest cop in one of the most notoriously corrupt departments in the country. But nothing could have prepared Dullea for where the case- and the truth-would take him.
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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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Gorilla Thumps and Bear Hugs

Author: Alex Ortner

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401953298

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Annabel dreams of one day being a scientist, but teasing from other kids at school has hurt her confidence and left her feeling sad and alone. Join her as she learns how to use the Magical Tapping Technique to quickly release her sadness and regain her confidence. Through the book, you’ll learn about the scientifically proven technique commonly known as “Tapping” and how you can use it for both yourself and your child to overcome stress, anxiety, negative emotions, and much more. Your child will love the fun descriptions and illustrations for each point, such as the Super Eagle Eye Point, Lion Cry Point, Dragon Fire Point, Wolf Point, and more. Your child will be having a blast as they howl, hug, thump on their chest, act like a monkey, and more . . . all while learning how they can use Tapping to help themselves in real life!
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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Author: Katherine Applegate

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544465571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.
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Gorilla Pathology and Health

With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials

Author: John E Cooper,Gordon Hull

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128020857

Category: Nature

Page: 666

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Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials consists of two cross-referenced parts. The first, the book itself, is a review of pathological changes and tissue responses in gorillas (Gorilla gorilla and G. beringei), with an emphasis on free-living animals, but also with reference to those in captivity. The comparative aspects are discussed, stressing the relevance of research to both gorillas and humans. What makes the publication truly unique, however, is the second part, a comprehensive descriptive catalogue of the location and nature of gorilla material in museums and scientific institutions throughout the world. This is of great consequence because free-living gorillas are strictly conserved with restricted access, so the location of a wealth of preserved tissues and other material that has been collected over the decades is a great benefit for research and study. This book can, and should, be used to gain cardinal knowledge regarding the biology and pathology of this genus. The combination of book and catalogue in this extensive compilation makes it an invaluable tool for all those concerned with the health, welfare, and conservation of gorillas, one of our nearest living relatives. Brings together studies, data, and clinical practice from difficult-to-access or obscure journals and NGO reports, in different languages, for all interested parties and practitioners Provides perspectives on existing research in gorilla pathology, both for those studying conservation practices and those seeking an understanding of comparable diseases in humans Includes illustrative figures on gross and microscopic pathological changes, museum specimens, photos of field necropsy and techniques, and examples of laboratory tests Features an extensive list of references and further reading, in different languages Incorporates a comprehensive, descriptive catalogue of gorilla material from around the world
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No Fits, Nilson!

Author: Zachariah OHora

Publisher: Dial Books

ISBN: 0803738528

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Amelia must continually remind her gorilla friend, Nilson, not to have fits, especially when they are running errands with her mother, but sometimes Amelia stomps and growls, too.
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Koko's Kitten

Author: Francine Patterson

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812453539

Category:

Page: 26

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The real life experience of Koko, a gorilla in California who uses sign language, with a young kitten whom she loved and grieved over when it died.
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Priscilla Gorilla

Author: Barbara Bottner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481458981

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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When a whole class goes gorilla, they learn the importance of balancing passion and creativity with cooperation in this charmer of a picture book from the New York Times bestselling duo, Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley. The day Priscilla gets a book about gorillas, she instantly becomes obsessed. She dances like them, eats like them, and wears her gorilla costume 24–7! There are so many things to love about gorillas, but what Priscilla loves best is how they seem to always get their way. So when Mr. Todd tells all his students to dress up like their favorite animal, Priscilla’s choice is obvious. But dancing around and beating her chest when it’s not her turn sends Priscilla straight to the Thinking Corner. She is of course outraged—nobody tells a gorilla what to do!—and as her attitude spreads, soon the thinking corner is full of her classmates. Is Priscilla really channeling her inner gorilla, or is she just a troublemaker in ape’s clothing?
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