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Woman in the Mists Paperback – Nov 19 1988
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"A PICTURE THAT IS TENDER AND TRUE...SHOW(S) FOSSEY IN ALL HER GRIT AND GLORY." -- Washington Post
"A MASTERFULLY ORCHESTRATED CHRONICLE...DIAN FOSSEY AND FARLEY MOWAT ARE PERFECTLY MATCHED...THE BOOK THEY CREATED TOGETHER SHOULD BE SAVORED". -- San Francisco Chronicle
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Deep in the volcano country of central Africa live some of the rarest, most intriguing animals on earth -- the mountain gorillas. Here, in the mist-shrouded forests, Dian Fossey courageously dedicated her life to studying them. Here she patiently waited until the luminous-eyed gorillas accepted her presence, hugged her, and loved her...while she fought for their survival against poachers, callous researchers, zoo collectors, and local bureaucrats. And here, surrounded by these enemies, she died, mysteriously and brutally murdered.
Now, one of the world's most respected naturalist writers draws for the first time ever on Dian Fossey's personal writings to reveal the true story of a magnificent obsession...one woman's enormous empathy for a highly intelligent, desperately endangered animal -- and how it ruled her life, her work, and her heart.See all Product Description
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But her work and her happiness were plagued by male academics and agents of philanthropic organizations who got caught up in a web of calumny and distrust motivated by primatologists who were seriously bent out of shape by her abrasiveness and who felt they could avenge themselves by vilifying her, possibly abetted by society's undercurrent of misogyny. Had there been no vilification, she may never have been killed, as her fatal enemy, probably an African, no doubt took strength from knowing how much she was hated by, for example, the American and European agents of the Mountain Gorilla Project.Read more ›
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This Book contains the interisting life of Dian Fossey from her bith to her dearhPublished on March 21 1999
This book gives a view of not only her work, but also her personal life. Farley Mowat mixes Dian Fossey's own diary with a story of her life. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 1998