Title: Gorillas in the Mist
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston
Publication Date: 1983
Illustrator: Photo Illus. in Color & B&W
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Type: Natural History
Book has slight bump on top edge of spine, vary light touch of shelf slant (cocking) on text block. DJ has lgiht chipping on top edge of DJ spine, top corners very lightly knicked. 326pp with Index.Grey-black cloth. 1st Ed. with complete number line. Date on Copyright Page (1983) matches date on Title Page. Tight, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes, markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($19.95). Photo illus. in color/b&w. A keystone book for environmentalist in regards to preservation and the tragedy of poaching. USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 19496
Synopsis: 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.
Product Description: 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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