Encountering Gorillas: A Chronicle of Discovery, Exploitation, Understanding, and Survival (Hardcover)

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James L. Newman is professor emeritus of geography at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
James L. Newman brings a lifetime of study to this powerful exploration of the rich and varied interaction between gorillas and humans since earliest contact. Tragically, most free-living gorillas—facing habitat loss, disease, and poaching—are now endangered. At the same time, those in zoos and sanctuaries now lead much more secure lives. Following this transition through time, Newman highlights the roles played by key individuals, both humans and gorillas. Among the former have been adventurers, opportunists, writers, and scientists. The latter include real gorillas, such as Gargantua and Koko, and fictional ones, notably King Kong and Mighty Joe Young. This compelling book helps us understand how our image of gorillas has been both distorted and clarified through culture and science for centuries and how we now control the destiny of these magnificent great apes.


ISBN 9781442219557
Genre NATURE / Animals / Primates
Format Hardcover
Pages 203
Publisher Date 2013-07-05 00:00:00.0
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Chronicle of Discovery, Exploitation, Understanding, and Survival
Edition Number 1
Audience College/higher education
Authors Newman, James L.
Country of Origin United States

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