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Title:
Dian Fossey : among the gorillas
Author:
Mara, Wil.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Profiles the life of the scientist who studied mountain gorillas in central Africa and worked to ensure their survival.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1020 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.3 3.0 77332.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 7 Quiz: 34838 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780531120590
Format :
Book

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Born in San Francisco, California, on January 16, 1932, Dian Fossey was best known for her work with mountain gorillas in Africa. As a child, she loved animals. Fossey even studied to become a veterinarian, but did not pass the necessary courses. She began as an amateur scientist, observing and photographing the behavior of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. She later went on to earn a doctorate in zoology. Through her work, Fossey strove to improve our understanding of gorillas. In addition to her research, she was an antipoaching activist, and toward the end of her life, she devoted much of her time to this cause. Fossey was murdered in 1985 at the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, which she had established in 1967. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

1 Early Yearsp. 7
2 Moving Out of Californiap. 13
3 African Feverp. 19
4 Returning to the "Real World"p. 33
5 A Tropical Paradisep. 39
6 Paradise Lostp. 51
7 Paradise Regained--Karisokep. 57
8 The Famous Doctor Fosseyp. 69
9 Dark Days Aheadp. 83
10 Professor Fosseyp. 93
11 Back to Karisoke for Goodp. 101
Timelinep. 113
To Find Out Morep. 117
A Note on Sourcesp. 121
Indexp. 123