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WOMAN IN THE MISTS The Story of Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas of Africa

Mowat, Farley

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ISBN 10: 0446513601 / ISBN 13: 9780446513609
Published by Warner Books, New York, 1987
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Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Stated First Printing. Purchased from the NY estate of The Exorcist's Ellen Burstyn. ; ; 8.90 X 6.30 X 1.50 inches; 380 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Bookseller Inventory # 61182

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Title: WOMAN IN THE MISTS The Story of Dian Fossey ...

Publisher: Warner Books, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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In December 1985 Dian Fossey's life came to a violent end when an unknown assailant split her skull open with her own bush-knife in the remote Parc des Volcans in Rwanda, 19 years after her arrival in Africa to study the rare mountain gorillas. She had established an international reputation, and had been accepted by the gorillas and become their champion. She had also made so many enemies that the Rwandan police scarcely knew where to begin their investigations. Fossey sacrificed her desire for children and family, risked her academic career, and endangered her health - and her life - by dedicating herself to the preservation of an endangered species. Her story, told in this book, is one of drama, ambition, heartbreak and brutality.

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FARLEY MOWAT began writing for a living in 1949 after spending two years in the Arctic. He has lived in or visited almost every part of Canada and many other lands, including the distant regions of Siberia. He is author of 39 books, including People of the Deer , Never Cry Wolf , Sea of Slaughter , The Snow Walker , And No Birds Sang , and No Man's River . With sales of more than 14 million copies in 25 languages, Farley Mowat is one of Canada's most successful writers. He and his wife, Claire Mowat, divide their time between Ontario and Nova Scotia.

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