Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

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Dian Fossey's classic account of four gorilla families - one of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 133 x 196 x 19mm | 225g
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 8
  • 0753811413
  • 9780753811412
  • 58,911

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A classic
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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 * Fossey firmly establishes these animals in the world where they belong * TIME * A classic * NEWSWEEK * A fascinating combination of breathtaking adventure and absolute devotion to a cause -- Farley Mowat
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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.
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20,225 ratings
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4 35% (7,137)
3 17% (3,356)
2 3% (696)
1 2% (374)
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