Light Shining Through the Mist: A Photobiography of Dian Fossey (Photobiographies)

by Tom Mathews

Hardcover, 1998

Status

Available

Local notes

921 FOS

Collection

Publication

National Geographic Children's Books (1998), 64 pages

Description

Traces the adventurous life of the American woman who worked as a zoologist among the mountain gorillas of the Virunga area of central Africa.

Original language

English

Physical description

64 p.; 9.54 inches

ISBN

0792273001 / 9780792273004

Barcode

5679

User reviews

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Dian Fossey studied mountain gorillas in Africa until she was murdered. No one knows who killed her or why, but there is speculation that her anti-poaching activities and campaign to limit tourism in the gorilla parks may have been the motivation.

The story of Fossey's life is an interesting and inspiring one. Here's another strong woman to add to your women's history booklists. I've found National Geographic's Photobiographies series to be a great series of biographies with pictures that really make the subject matter pop. An afterward includes information about the state of the mountain gorilla today. The book also includes a time line, index, and extensive bibliography.… (more)

Pages

64

Rating

(3 ratings; 4.7)
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