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The year of the gorilla : with a new postscript /
George B. Schaller.
imprint
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
description
xiv, 273 p., [28] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0226736474 (Paper), 9780226736471 (Paper)
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imprint
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
isbn
0226736474 (Paper)
9780226736471 (Paper)
catalogue key
7322516
 
Includes bibliographical references.
Originally published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1964.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
George B. Schaller is a senior conservationist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and vice president of Panthera, a foundation devoted to the conservation of wild cats. He is the author of many books, including The Mountain Gorilla, The Last Panda, and The Serengeti Lion, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
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.
Main Description
"A sensitive and articulate observer, [Schaller] is at his best when he is describing the forest itself . . . . 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
Main Description
Science This seminal work chronicles George B. Schaller's two years of travel and observation of gorillas in Central Africa in the late 1950s, high in the Virunga volcanoes on the Congo-Rwanda-Uganda border. There, he learned that these majestic animals, far from being the aggressive 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. Book jacket.
Main Description
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 aggressive 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
Table of Contents
Foreword, 1988p. ix
Introductionp. 1
In the Realm of the Mountain Gorillap. 14
The Impenetrable Forestp. 40
Interlude in the Plainsp. 60
Mt. Tshiaberimup. 72
A Walk in the Forestp. 82
Among Gorillasp. 105
A Home in the Highlandsp. 137
A Gorilla Dayp. 170
"Am I Satyr or Man?"p. 216
Uhurup. 233
Epiloguep. 254
Postscript, 1989-2009p. 259
Selected Readingp. 273
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