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Gorillas in the Mist

Biography / Memoir

By: Dian Fossey (Author)

326 pages, B/w photos

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #114346 | ISBN: 061808360X
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Paperback | Mar 1989 | #4586 | ISBN: 0140111581
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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.

"A classic of its kind."

"A fascinating combination of breathtaking adventure and absolute devotion to a cause."
– Farley Mowat

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