Gorillas in the Mist
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Gorillas in the Mist

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Dian Fossey's classic account of four gorilla families; the basis for the major movie starring Sigourney WeaverFor 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 299.37g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 8 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0753811413
  • 9780753811412
  • 109,871

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"A fascinating combination of breathtaking adventure and absolute devotion to a cause." -- Farley Mowatshow more

About Dian Fossey

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.show more

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16,940 ratings
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4 36% (6,084)
3 17% (2,885)
2 3% (493)
1 1% (219)
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