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Mountain Gorillas: Biology, Conservation, and Coexistence Hardcover – December 4, 2008

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The survival of mountain gorillas depends wholly on our knowledge, interest, and compassion, forever. This book, with its vivid photographs, brings us up-to-date on the plight and the promise of mountain gorilla conservation.

(George Schaller, Wildlife Conservation Society)

This book is a 'must read' for anyone wishing to delve below the surface on the subject of mountain gorilla conservation. It is simply the best treatise of the subject I have ever seen―and is beautifully punctuated with striking photographs. Eckhart and Lanjouw have given us the next best thing to being there!

(Mark Nolting, President of the Africa Adventure Company and author of Africa's Top Wildlife Countries)

Every visit I ever had with mountain gorillas ended in tears. My emotions exploded as I drove away with my back to the silhouette of the Virunga volcanoes. I was always given more by the gorillas, the trackers, and researchers than I could ever find a way to give back with my photographs. Gene Eckhart and Annette Lanjouw's new book brings me home again, reminding us all of the world treasure that exists so tenuously in this one spot on our fragile planet.

(Michael "Nick" Nichols, National Geographic Magazine)

Gorgeous photography by Gene Eckhart makes this book a must-have.

(Ian Paulsen Bird Booker Report)

Eckhart and Lanjouw target a larger audience of laypeople who would never read advanced scientific publications on mountain gorillas, but who are curious about their natural history and status. The superb color photography, unmatched in other books, will certainly appeal to general readers.

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An important bibliography and original color photography complete this book.

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About the Author

Gene Eckhart is a wildlife photographer who has worked extensively throughout the jungles, deserts, savannah plains, and woodlands of Africa. Annette Lanjouw is the director of the Great Ape Program of the Arcus Foundation and has worked for more than 20 years on conservation of great apes in Central Africa.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (December 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080189011X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801890116
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A superb and up to date account of the mountain gorilla. The pictures alone are worth the price of admission!! The text is excellent and detailed but very readable for all. I have read a lot of books on the mountain gorilla and I have enjoyed them all, but I must say, that this is one of the best.
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This used book from a Connecticut public library was in excellent condition. It provides excellent background reading in preparation for a tourist "safari" trip my wife and I are doing in February, 2015, including a Mountain Gorilla extension in Rwanda. Despite the imposing side ("coffee table" type book), it is quick readings. Lots of side-column profiles of key individuals related to mtn gorilla conservation. Lots of full color photos of individually identified gorillas.
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This book is full of photos that draw you in to the world of mountain gorillas. Their story is really amazing and Eckhart and Lanjouw tell it well. This book is great for anyone who enjoys good photography or is looking for a great cause to get behind.
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This book is one of the most informational book about Gorillas I've ever read. The pictures are stunning and I would recommend this book to anyone looking to understand more about this rare and beautiful species.
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Used information in the book to help with a public presentation about our trip to see the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. We gained a lot of insight into the past work with these gorillas from this book.
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Very informational book, the photographs are amazing. Definitely a great book to have on your coffee table and a fabulous conversation starter.
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There are plenty of text heavy books on the market about African wildlife, and many with pretty pictures that give a sense of place without any real information about the wildlife or the challenges faced by the continent's animals.

This book manages to combine both. It has pertinent information about conservation but is not all grim reading, enlivened by Gene Eckhart's superb photography.

If you are heading to Central Africa to see the gorillas, this is the book you simply must have.

Peter Allison
Author
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
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