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Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618083602

Cover of Gorillas in the Mist 83 (ISBN 978-0618083602)
ISBN13: 978-0618083602
ISBN10: 061808360X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 83
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 1983
International: No

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Gorillas in the Mist - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618083602

Diane Fossey

ISBN13: 978-0618083602
ISBN10: 061808360X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 83
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 1983
International: No
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 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface


1. In the Mountain Meadow of Carl Akeley and George Schaller
2. Second Beginning: Karisoke Research Centre, Rwanda
3. Karisoke Field Impressions
4. Three Generations of One Gorilla Family: Group
5. Wild Orphans Bound for Captivity: Coco and Pucker
6. Animal Visitors to the Karisoke Research Centre
7. The Natural Demise of Two Gorilla Families: Groups 8 and
8. Human Visitors to the Karisoke Research Centre
9. Adjustment to a New Silverback Leader: Group
10. Growing Family Stability: Group 4
11. Decimation by Poachers: Group 4
12. Formation of a New Family Lends Hope: Nunkie's Group


Epilogue
Appendixes
A. Food Vegetation Types
B. Birth Frequency Graph
C. Rainfall Distribution in the Virungas
D. 1981 Census Findings
E. Common Gorilla Vocalizations
F. Autopsy Findings
G. Parasitology Research
Bibliography
Index
Maps
Habitat of the Mountain Gorilla
Gorilla Food Vegetation Zones
Gorilla Group Ranges
Family Lines

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