The year of the gorilla

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University of Chicago Press, 1966 - Science - 260 pages
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"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

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

Schaller's work with gorilla's was ground breaking in the late 1950's. Although well known in zoos at the time, very little was known of their life in the wild. Schaller set out, at much the same time ... Read full review

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

Lacks the "show-biz" of Gorillas in the Mist, but an absorbing read nonetheless. Read full review


In the Realm of the Mountain Gorilla
The Impenetrable Forest

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Zoologist George B. Schaller was born in 1933. He is the science director of international programs for the New York Zoological Society's Center for Field Biology and Conservation. After studying wildlife in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Schaller wrote The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations, which won the 1972 National Book Award. After studying the panda in China, Schaller wrote The Last Panda, a book detailing his discoveries.

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