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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Gorillas in the Mist

Author: Farley Mowat

Publisher: Emblem Editions

ISBN: 0771064683

Category: Gorilla

Page: 478

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Originally titled Virunga, this is the story of Dian Fossey, the mountain gorillas’ greatest champion and martyr. Based on Fossey’s personal papers and on interviews with her colleagues, friends, and enemies, Gorillas in the Mist reveals one woman’s passion for life — and the creatures who share it with us.
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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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A Forest in the Clouds

My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dian Fossey

Author: John Fowler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781643131412

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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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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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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Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas

Author: Jane A. Schott

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9781575050829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Biography of the American woman who spent eighteen years in Rwanda, Africa, studying mountain gorillas and working for their survival.
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Letters from the Mist

Dian Fossey-"No One Loved Gorillas More"

Author: Camilla De la Bédoyère,Jane Goodall,Bob Campbell

Publisher: Palazzo Editions Limited

ISBN: 9780956444899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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ESSAYS, JOURNALS, LETTERS & OTHER PROSE WORKS. For 18 years, Dian Fossey lived among the mountain gorillas of central Africa. She struggled against poachers, official opposition, illhealth, personal tragedy and the isolation of her surroundings with unstinting determination. Through the pages of National Geographic magazine and her book Gorillas in the Mist she focused the world's attention, until her tragic and unsolved murder in December, 1985. Her story is told through the letters she wrote to her friends and family, with dramatic photographs by Bob Campbell, who worked closely with Dian for several years.
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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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Gorilla Behavior

Author: Terry Maple,Michael P. Hoff

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 290

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Light Shining Through the Mist

A Photobiography of Dian Fossey

Author: Tom L. Matthews

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792273004

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Traces the adventurous life of the American woman who worked as a zoologist among the mountain gorillas of the Virunga area of central Africa.
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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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In the Shadow of Man

Author: Jane Goodall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618056767

Category: Nature

Page: 297

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A personal account of the author's life among wild chimpanzees in Africa offers insight into animal behavior and draws parallels between chimpanzee and human relationships.
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Dian Fossey

Author: Robin Doak

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406283363

Category: Gorilla

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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Gorilla Infants

Author: Genevieve Nilsen

Publisher: Safari Babies

ISBN: 9781641282406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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In Gorilla Infants, emergent readers learn about baby gorillas. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they arent facing too many challenges at once.
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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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