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: 1551993244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 939

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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Gorilla Dreams

The Legacy of Dian Fossey

Author: Georgianne Nienaber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059537669X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 3923

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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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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Land of a Thousand Hills

My Life in Rwanda

Author: Rosamond Halsey Carr,Ann Howard Halsey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101143517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in neighboring Rwanda, as the manager of a flower plantation. Land of a Thousand Hills is Carr's thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda—a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children-work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.
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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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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: 9781575050829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8894

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

View: 7910

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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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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The Big Cat Man

An Autobiography

Author: Jonathan Scott

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The Big Cat Man - wildlife autobiography of Jonathan Scott, holiday reads and travel literature, including the BBC's Big Cat Diary, Paramount's Wild Things, and Elephant Diaries. Also included are photographs and illustrations by Jonathan and Angela Scott, plus coverage of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti, Antarctica, and travels to India and Bhutan.
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The Year of the Gorilla

Author: George B. Schaller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226736636

Category: Science

Page: 290

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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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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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Gorilla

Author: Carolyn Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905638710

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"This book is a fictional account of a trek through the Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda. It is based on a series of separate experiences that have been adapted to fit the storyline." --T.p. verso.
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