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: 2172

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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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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A Forest in the Clouds: My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of 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: 6368

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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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

View: 1850

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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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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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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The Apes of Wrath

Author: Richard Klaw

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616961414

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In the Rue Morgue, the jungles of Tarzan, the fables of Aesop, and outer space, the apes in these seventeen fantastic tales boldly go where humans dare not. Including a foreword from Rupert Wyatt, the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this provocative anthology delves into our fascination with and fear of our simian cousins. “Evil Robot Monkey” introduces a disgruntled chimp implanted with a chip that makes him cleverer than both his cohort and humans alike. In “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” a murder mystery unravels with the discovery of a hair that does not appear quite human. Merging steampunk with slapstick, “The Ape-Box Affair” has a not-so-ordinary orangutan landing on Earth in a spherical flying ship—where he is promptly mistaken for an alien. King Kong sets a terrible example with booze and Barbie dolls in “Godzilla’s 12-Step Program.” If you’ve ever wondered what makes humans different from apes, soon you’ll be asking yourself, is it even less than we think?
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Objective CAE. Student's book

Author: Felicity O'Dell,Annie Broadhead

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH

ISBN: 9783125396623

Category:

Page: 207

View: 3975

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Seeing Is Believing

Believing Is Seeing

Author: Parveen Smith

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466977949

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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A journey into the mysterious and spiritual world of Angels. One woman's account of angelic experiences and the way that it inspired her and changed her life.
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Jungle Jack

My Wild Life

Author: Jack Hanna

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418571121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Jungle Jack is the completely revised and updated authorized biography of one of our most beloved zookeepers, Jack Hanna. When the Columbus Zoo hired Jack Hanna as executive director in 1978, he inherited an outdated zoo where all the animals were caged and the buildings were run down. With the kind of work ethic and enthusiasm he's become known for, Hanna brought new life to the zoo, transforming it into the state-of-the-art facility it is today. It was an achievement for which he was well prepared: Hanna was only eleven years old when he got his first job with animals-cleaning cages for the family vet. As a newlywed, he and his wife, Suzi, ran a pet shop and petting zoo, and he later worked for a wildlife adventure outfit. You've probably seen Hanna as a wildlife correspondent with his animal friends on The Late Show with David Letterman, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, and Hannity & Colmes. Full of unpredictable animal escapades and the occasional tragedy, this book takes readers on an enjoyable safari through the life of "Jungle" Jack Hanna.
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A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV Si

Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810881284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 323

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In this first in-depth study of how historic scientists and inventors have been portrayed on screen, A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV since 1930 catalogs nearly 300 separate performances and includes essays on the screen images of more than 80 historic scientists, inventors, engineers, and medical researchers.
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Space Oddities

Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960-2000

Author: Marie Lathers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144117205X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 1726

A fascinating new perspective on the Space Race combining brilliant film scholarship with gender studies and feminist theory.
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