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The Year of the Gorilla (Paperback)

George B. Schaller

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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 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"


Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2010
First published: October 2010
Authors: George B. Schaller
Dimensions: 203 x 132 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Unsewn / adhesive bound
Pages: 271
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-73647-1
Barcode: 9780226736471
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Mammals > Primates
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > General
LSN: 0-226-73647-4

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