No One Loved Gorillas More
Dian Fossey, Letters From the MistBook - 2005
"As far as I am concerned, the gorillas are the reward and one could never ask for more than their trust and confidence after each working day." -Dian FosseyIn December 1985 Dr. Dian Fossey's body was discovered at Karisoke, the research station in Africa's Virunga Mountains, where she had dedicated 18 years to the study and preservation of the endangered mountain gorilla. She had struggled against ill-health, official opposition, personal tragedy and isolation, yet her strength of will and all-consuming passion earned her worldwide fame and respect, and kept her fighting to the end for the animals she called "the greatest of the great apes." The epitaph on her gravestone captures this spirit: "No one loved gorillas more."No One Loved Gorillas More is a powerful and beautiful reminder of what Fossey was fighting for. The mountain gorillas-impressive yet shy creatures-are dramatically captured in photographs by Bob Campbell, who worked closely with Fossey for several years. And never-before-published letters by Fossey bring to life the setbacks and rewards of her years with her primate companions, her daily life, work and relationships, all in Fossey's own words. Heartfelt, passionate and dramatic, this first fully illustrated account of Dian Fossey's life provides a unique picture of an inspired woman. A portion of the royalties from this book will be donated to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, c2005
Branch Call Number: 921 FOS
Characteristics: 191 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ;,25 cm