Gorillas in the Mist

Author: Dian Fossey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474611575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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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

View: 3993

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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Gorillas in the Mist

Author: Dian Fossey

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780753811412

Category: Gorilla

Page: 282

View: 1362

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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Eine afrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Mein Leben unter Elefanten

Author: Daphne Sheldrick

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641080479

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.
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Virunga

The Passion of Dian Fossey

Author: Farley Mowat

Publisher: Seal Books

ISBN: 9780770422578

Category: Gorilla

Page: 427

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On December 28, 1985 after eighteen years of research in the dripping rain forests of the Virunga volcanoes in central Africa, Dian Fossey was brutally murdered. Though not quite fifty-four years old, she had lived a life as remarkable and rewarding as that of any woman of our time. Dian Fossey went to Africa at the urging of famed anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey to study one of the rarest, most mysterious animals on earth: the wild mountain gorilla. She found the great, gentle apes threatened on all sides by zoo collectors, poachers, herdsmen and scientists. Slowly, she came to understand the magnificent creatures on their own terms, to understand and admire--even to love them. She became their greatest champion--and their greatest martyr. Virunga is the startling true account of Dian Fossey's life as told by Canada's favorite wildlife writer, Farley Mowat. Based on Fossey's private correspondence, journals, camp records, personal papers and interviews with her colleagues, friends and enemies, it is the story of one woman's inexhaustible passion for life--and the creatures who share it with us.
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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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Gorilla Dreams

The Legacy of Dian Fossey

Author: Georgianne Nienaber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059537669X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 9082

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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Jane Goodall & Dian Fossey

unter wilden Menschenaffen

Author: Maja Nielsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836948425

Category:

Page: 62

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Der Kampf um den Schutz von Primaten durch Jane Goodall und Dian Fossey wird in diesem Buch thematisiert. Ab 10.
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Von der Figur zum Charakter

Überzeugende Filmcharaktere erschaffen (Creating Unforgettable Characters)

Author: Linda Seger

Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin

ISBN: 3895812404

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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In 'Von der Figur zum Charakter' setzt sich Linda Seger mit einem essentiellen Bereich des Filmemachens auseinander, dem Erschaffen glaubwürdiger und spannender Filmfiguren. Mit ihrer bewährten Mischung aus Beispielen, Anekdoten, Interviews und Anleitungen erklärt und betont sie die Bedeutung der Recherche, des Dialogs, des persönlichen und konkreten Hintergrunds und der Psychologie, um unvergeßliche Figuren zu erschaffen.Linda Seger: "Die Gespräche mit erstklassigen Schriftstellern haben mir deutlich gemacht, welcher Kenntnisse und Kunstfertigkeiten es bedarf, großartige Figuren zu schaffen. Am meisten beeindruckte mich, daß jeder dieser Schriftsteller den Eindruck erweckte, daß er seine oder ihre innere Stimme gefunden hatte. Durch meine Arbeit als Drehbuchberaterin weiß ich, daß Schriftsteller lernen können, an diese persönliche Stimme zu glauben und sie weiterzuentwickeln. Talent ist mit Sicherheit ein wichtiger Teil des Schreibens, doch es fliegt kaum jemandem zu. Zum Talent müssen harte Arbeit hinzukommen, eine gewisse Ausbildung, viel Übung, und man muß lernen, an den eigenen Standpunkt zu glauben und ihn zu formulieren.""Fazit: 'Von der Figur zum Charakter' und 'Das Geheimnis guter Drehbücher' sind wichtige Arbeitshilfen für Anfänger, immer wieder mit Beispielen untermauert. Aber auch erfahrene Autoren können sich hier Techniken aneignen, die ihnen in Problemfällen weiterhelfen." (Jean-Paul Raabe, Film & TV Kameramann, 48. Jg., Nr. 11/1999)Linda Seger arbeitete als Drehbuch-Beraterin (script consultant) bereits an mehr als 1500 Drehbüchern und über 70 Filmen mit. Über das Drehbuchschreiben hat sie mehrere Bücher verfaßt, darunter den internationalen Bestseller 'Making a Good Script Great'.
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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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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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Gänsehaut - Der Werwolf aus den Fiebersümpfen

Author: R.L. Stine

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641179920

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Grady und seine Schwester Emily ziehen aufgrund der Forschungsarbeiten ihres Vaters in eine ruhige Sumpfgegend in Florida. Bald hört Grady dort Nacht für Nacht ein schauerliches Heulen aus den nahegelegenen Sümpfen. Und dann tauchen plötzlich auch noch entsetzlich zugerichtete Tierkadaver auf. Die Nachbarn glauben an einen Werwolf, der in den Sümpfen sein Unwesen treibt. Für Gradys Vater hingegen ist klar: der riesige wilde Hund, der der Familie zugelaufen ist, muss an allem schuld sein. Aber Grady ist skeptisch und macht sich auf eigene Faust daran, die Wahrheit herauszufinden.
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Roboterjournalismus, Chatbots & Co.

Wie Algorithmen Inhalte produzieren und unser Denken beeinflussen

Author: Stefan Weber

Publisher: Heise Verlag

ISBN: 3957889871

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 150

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Haben Sie gewusst, dass...bis zu 15 Prozent aller aktiven Twitter-Accounts automatisierte Bots sein dürften?ein amerikanischer Verlag rund 50.000 Bücher anbietet, deren Inhalte gänzlich automatisch erzeugt wurden?"begabte" Algorithmen bereits komponieren, dichten, malen und filmen können?Textgenerierungs-Algorithmen seit einigen Jahren auch lernen zu "fühlen", Witze zu machen und Metaphern zu verstehen?Die Automatisierung der Inhaltserstellung ist die nächste Etappe der digitalen Revolution. Bisherige Software half menschlichen Autoren, Prozesse zu automatisieren, die bei der Produktion von Content nützlich sind. Nun machen sich Algorithmen und künstliche neuronale Netze auf, die Inhalte selbst zu kreieren. Künstliche Intelligenz wird zum neuen Kommunikator. Chatbots, Social Bots und intelligente persönliche Assistenten reden immer mehr mit.Automatisierung und Robotisierung betreffen also längst nicht mehr nur die industrielle Güterproduktion. So sind auch Journalisten und Anwälte neuerdings mit "Roboterjournalismus" und "LegalTech" konfrontiert. Ist künstliche Intelligenz gar der schnellere, verlässlichere und kreativere Autor? Ist die Auslagerung an Algorithmen der Anfang vom Ende des kreativ denkenden Menschen?
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The Couch and the Silver Screen

Psychoanalytic Reflections on European Cinema

Author: Andrea Sabbadini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113544451X

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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The Couch and the Silver Screen is a collection of original contributions which explore European cinema from psychoanalytic perspectives. Both classic and contemporary films are presented and analysed by a variety of authors, including leading cinema historians and theorists, psychoanalysts with a specific expertise in the interpretation of films, as well as the filmmakers themselves. This composite approach offers a fascinating insight into the world of cinema. The Couch and the Silver Screen is illustrated with stills throughout and Andrea Sabbadini's introduction provides a theoretical and historical context for the current state of psychoanalytic studies of films. The book is organised into four clear sections - Set and Stage, Working Through Trauma, Horror Perspectives and Documenting Internal Worlds - which form the basis for engaging chapters including: easily readable and jargon-free film reviews. essays on specific subjects such as perspectives on the horror film genre and adolescent development. transcripts of live debates among film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci, actors, critics and psychoanalysts discussing films. The cultural richness of the material presented, combined with the originality of multidisciplinary dialogues on European cinema, makes this book appealing not only to film buffs, but also to professionals, academics and students interested in the application of psychoanalytic ideas to the arts.
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Science in the Contemporary World

An Encyclopedia

Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095241

Category: Reference

Page: 382

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This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science
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