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Title:
Gorillas in the mist
Author:
Fossey, Dian.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Mariner Books edition.
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.

©1983
Physical Description:
xviii, 326 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"A Mariner Book."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.3 20.0 69059.
ISBN:
9780618083602
Format :
Book

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Summary

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 adventurestory 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.


Author Notes

Dian Fossey was born in San Francisco in 1932. She began observing gorillas in Zaire in 1967 & later moved to Rwanda, where she lived for almost eighteen years. Fossey, who was the first person to have voluntary contact with a gorilla, was found murdered in her cabin on December 26, 1985. Her death is still unsolved.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Sharing some of the events of the 13 years she spent observing--and sometimes interacting with--endangered mountain gorillas in their African habitat, Fossey conveys a genuine sense of these great and gentle beasts.