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The Year of the Gorilla
 

The Year of the Gorilla (Paperback, First Edition, Reissue, with a ed.)

By Schaller, George B.

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This seminal work chronicles George B. Schaller's two years of travel and observation of gorillas in East and Central Africa in the late 1950s, high in the Virunga volcanoes on the Zaire-Rwanda-Uganda border. There, he learned that these majestic animals, far from being the aggre...ssive apes of film and fiction, form close-knit societies of caring mothers and protective fathers watching over playful young. Alongside his observations of gorilla society, Schaller celebrates the enforced yet splendid solitude of the naturalist, recounts the adventures he experienced along the way, and offers a warning against poaching and other human threats against these endangered creatures. This edition features a postscript detailing Schaller's more recent visits with gorillas, current to 2009. Whether the author is tracking gorillas, slipping past elephant herds on narrow jungle paths, avoiding poachers' deadfalls, or routing Watusi invaders, this is an exciting book. Although Schaller feels that this is 'not an adventure book, ' few readers will be able to agree. --Irven DeVore, Science
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ISBN 9780226736471
Released NZ 15 Sep 2010
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback, First Edition, Reissue, with a ed.
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ISBN-13 9780226736471
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint University of Chicago Press
Released 15 Sep 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, First Edition, Reissue, with a ed.
Edition First Edition, Reissue, with a ed.
Author(s) By Schaller, George B.
Category Science: General Issues
Primates
Wild Animals
Number of Pages 290
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 599.884096
Weight 376g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gorilla - Uganda, Gorilla - Rwanda, Africa - Description and travel, Gorilla - Congo (Democratic Republic) - Kivu (Region)
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade

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