» » The Year of the Gorilla

Download The Year of the Gorilla fb2

by George B. Schaller

  • ISBN: 0226736377
  • Category: Math & Science
  • Author: George B. Schaller
  • Subcategory: Biological Sciences
  • Other formats: txt azw mbr docx
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1988)
  • Pages: 276 pages
  • FB2 size: 1738 kb
  • EPUB size: 1982 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 847
Download The Year of the Gorilla fb2

George B. Schaller is a senior conservationist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and Vice President of Panthera, a. .Great book about a man who camped out in the african wilderness for many months to observe gorillas.

George B. Schaller is a senior conservationist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and Vice President of Panthera, a foundation devoted to the conservation of wild cats. He is the author of many books, including The Mountain Gorilla and The Last Panda, both published by the University of Chicago Press. It delves into the foods they eat, their nest-building habits, behavior, and more.

This seminal work chronicles George B. Schaller’s two years of travel and . Although Schaller feels that this is ‘not an adventure book,’ few readers will be able to agree. Irven DeVore, Science.

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.

George Beals Schaller (born 1933) is a German-born American mammalogist, biologist, conservationist and author. Schaller is recognized by many as the world's preeminent field biologist, studying wildlife throughout Africa, Asia and South America. Born in Berlin, Schaller grew up in Germany, but moved to Missouri as a teen. He is vice president of Panthera Corporation and serves as chairman of their Cat Advisory Council.

He records his initial study and summary of the year he spent in the Congo.

New Ed. by George B. Schaller, George B. Schaller. Published 1972 by Collins in London. Originally published: Chicago, Illinois: Chicago University Press,1964. 288 : Number of pages. By: George B Schaller(Author). 271 pages, 30 halftones, 27 line drawings, 3 maps. Publisher: University of Chicago Press.

Schaller, George B. Publication date. Gorilla, Mammals, Mammals, Gorilla's. New York : Ballantine Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

George Schaller takes you with him as he goes to the Virunga Volcanoes to study the Gorillas. He takes a look at the gorillas, but with a more personal approach than with "The Mountain Gorilla". This was a refreshing look at the life of gorillas from his own perspective. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in Gorillas. Schaller’s two years of travel and observation of gorillas . carousel previous carousel next.

By (author) MR George B Schaller. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.


Reviews about The Year of the Gorilla (7):
Risinal
Great book about a man who camped out in the african wilderness for many months to observe gorillas. This book gives detailed accounts of his sightings and observations. It delves into the foods they eat, their nest-building habits, behavior, and more. It's a little slow at the beginning, but it gets more into gorillas as you continue reading.
Walianirv
Very outdated and drawn out but educational
Gholbimand
After reading Schaller's book I can't recommend it highly enough to others, either interested in natural science, gorillas, or just want a great read.
Der Bat
A splendid story from one of our premier wildlife conservationists and activists. Reveals the ordinary lives of extraordinary gorillas and people.
Arador
The book was awesome. Very descriptive, explained the landscape, the behavior of gorillas, but also the people involved. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Spilberg
Mr Schaller was a pioneer in the study of the mountain gorillas and this work recounts his studies undertaken in what was later known as Zaire in the early 1960 just prior to independence (and subsequent spiral into civil war and violence which has yet to see an end). His insights into gorilla behavior and his adventures into areas wholly unknown to West at the time are very entertaining. I especially enjoyed the very first chapter which provided a comprehensive overview of the history of the discovery of the gorilla by Westerners.
Trash
This is the fascinating story of the author's expedition to study Mountain Gorillas in 1959-60. Told as a detailed narrative, it is as much an adventure story as a scientific analysis.
From the riveting first encounter with a family of gorillas through the identification of several distinct groups, their daily routine is revealed. The gentleness that Schaller found dispelled many long held myths about Gorilla behavior.
Beyond the gorillas, this is also the complete story of a region, its people and other flora and fauna. The issues of preservation of these animals and their habitat are much the same as those faced today.
This is the documentation of an important pioneering work that paved the way for Fossey and other researchers who would follow. Illustrated with photos and maps, it is a compelling read from cover to cover.
"Dr. George" is simply one of the great naturalists of our time, and writes in such a delightful and interesting manner, that even though his topics are not always my favored subject matter, he causes me to love what was not a passion.

The profound gifts of this brilliant scientist includes always being clear and making you feel present, and has made him a top world expert on any topic he handles.

He is simply a treasure who is able to make his explorations profoundly satisfying.

Related to The Year of the Gorilla fb2 books: