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The Resource A forest in the clouds : my year among the mountain gorillas in the remote enclave of Dian Fossey, John Fowler

A forest in the clouds : my year among the mountain gorillas in the remote enclave of Dian Fossey, John Fowler

Label
A forest in the clouds : my year among the mountain gorillas in the remote enclave of Dian Fossey
Title
A forest in the clouds
Title remainder
my year among the mountain gorillas in the remote enclave of Dian Fossey
Statement of responsibility
John Fowler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Forest in the Clouds, John Fowler takes us into the world of Karisoke Research Center, the remote mountain gorilla camp of Dr. Dian Fossey, a few years prior to her gruesome murder. Drawn to the adventure and promise of learning the science of studying mountain gorillas amid the beauty of Central Africa's cloud forest, Fowler soon learns the cold harsh realities of life inside Fossey's enclave ten thousand feet up in the Virunga Volcanoes. Instead of the intrepid scientist he had admired in the pages of National Geographic, Fowler finds a chain-smoking, hard-drinking woman bullying her staff into submission. While pressures mount from powers beyond Karisoke in an effort to extricate Fossey from her domain of thirteen years, she brings new students in to serve her most pressing need--to hang on to the remote research camp that has become her mountain home. Increasingly bizarre behavior has targeted Fossey for extrication by an ever-growing group of detractors--from conservation and research organizations to the Rwandan government. Amid the turmoil, Fowler must abandon his own research assignments to assuage the troubled Fossey as she orders him on illegal treks across the border into Zaire, over volcanoes, in search of missing gorillas, and to serve as surrogate parent to an orphaned baby ape in preparation for its traumatic re-introduction into a wild gorilla group. This riveting story is the only first-person account from inside Dian Fossey's beleaguered camp. Fowler must come to grips with his own aspirations, career objectives, and disappointments as he develops the physical endurance to keep up with mountain gorillas over volcanic terrain in icy downpours above ten thousand feet, only to be affronted by the frightening charges of indignant giant silverbacks or to be treed by aggressive forest buffalos. Back in camp, he must nurture the sensitivity and patience needed for the demands of rehabilitating an orphaned baby gorilla. A Forest in the Clouds takes the armchair adventurer on a journey into an extraordinary world that now only exists in the memories of the very few who knew it." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, John
Dewey number
599.884
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P94
LC item number
F69 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fowler, John
  • Fossey, Dian
  • Karisoke Research Center
  • Mountain gorilla
  • Gorilla
  • Gorilla
  • Gorilla
  • Primatology
  • Zoology
Label
A forest in the clouds : my year among the mountain gorillas in the remote enclave of Dian Fossey, John Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "February 2018"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A view from a tree -- My own vision of the wild -- Into Rwanda -- Through the Mille Collines -- Karisoke welcome -- A cruel climb -- Un-settling in -- Gorilla communion -- Gorilla without a name -- The empty cabin -- It's N'gee! -- Lockdown -- A sad goodbye -- The poacher patrol -- Nyamuragira -- A man a plan a gorilla Dian -- The bivouac -- A near-death experience -- Siku ya Uhuru! -- Kima kufa -- A break in the clouds -- Dian returns -- Dian's friend -- Gorilla murder -- Nairobi -- Dian's foe -- Going bush -- Gray winter home -- The ruins
Control code
ocn992567897
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xx, 391 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)992567897
Label
A forest in the clouds : my year among the mountain gorillas in the remote enclave of Dian Fossey, John Fowler
Publication
Note
  • "February 2018"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A view from a tree -- My own vision of the wild -- Into Rwanda -- Through the Mille Collines -- Karisoke welcome -- A cruel climb -- Un-settling in -- Gorilla communion -- Gorilla without a name -- The empty cabin -- It's N'gee! -- Lockdown -- A sad goodbye -- The poacher patrol -- Nyamuragira -- A man a plan a gorilla Dian -- The bivouac -- A near-death experience -- Siku ya Uhuru! -- Kima kufa -- A break in the clouds -- Dian returns -- Dian's friend -- Gorilla murder -- Nairobi -- Dian's foe -- Going bush -- Gray winter home -- The ruins
Control code
ocn992567897
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xx, 391 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)992567897

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