Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

by Dian Fossey (Author), Dian Fossey (Author)

Synopsis

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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: W&N
Published: 03 May 2001

ISBN 10: 0753811413
ISBN 13: 9780753811412
Book Overview: Dian Fossey's classic account of four gorilla families; the basis for the major movie starring Sigourney Weaver

Media Reviews
Knuckle-walking, crouching, crawling and vocalizing in the Virungas, Dr Fossey was winning the hearts of scores of gorillas ... Fascinating -- Paul Theroux * Sunday Times *
One of the year's bestsellers ... I recommend her book * The Times *
Author Bio
Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist and anthropologist who studied gorillas over a period of 18 years in the mountain forests of Rwanda. Her best-known work, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, was adapted into a 1988 film starring Sigourney Weaver. Fossey was murdered in 1985.