The Year Of The Gorilla

Author: George B. Schaller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226736636
Size: 42.41 MB
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This seminal work chronicles George B. Schaller’s two years of travel and observation of gorillas in East and Central Africa in the late 1950s, high in the Virunga volcanoes on the Zaire-Rwanda-Uganda border. 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. Alongside his observations of gorilla society, Schaller celebrates the enforced yet splendid solitude of the naturalist, recounts the adventures he experienced along the way, and offers a warning against poaching and other human threats against these endangered creatures. This edition features a postscript detailing Schaller’s more recent visits with gorillas, current to 2009. “Whether the author is tracking gorillas, slipping past elephant herds on narrow jungle paths, avoiding poachers’ deadfalls, or routing Watusi invaders, this is an exciting book. Although Schaller feels that this is ‘not an adventure book,’ few readers will be able to agree.”—Irven DeVore, Science

Getting Rid Of The Gorilla

Author: Brian Jones
Publisher: Standard Publishing
ISBN: 9780784721520
Size: 49.72 MB
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An unforgiving heart ruins relationships. In these confessions from the author's own struggle, readers can find hope and strength for finally getting rid of the gorilla in their lives.

The Invisible Gorilla

Author: Christopher Chabris
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307459671
Size: 53.98 MB
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Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself—and that’s a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing a whole lot. Chabris and Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble. In the process, they explain: • Why a company would spend billions to launch a product that its own analysts know will fail • How a police officer could run right past a brutal assault without seeing it • Why award-winning movies are full of editing mistakes • What criminals have in common with chess masters • Why measles and other childhood diseases are making a comeback • Why money managers could learn a lot from weather forecasters Again and again, we think we experience and understand the world as it is, but our thoughts are beset by everyday illusions. We write traffic laws and build criminal cases on the assumption that people will notice when something unusual happens right in front of them. We’re sure we know where we were on 9/11, falsely believing that vivid memories are seared into our minds with perfect fidelity. And as a society, we spend billions on devices to train our brains because we’re continually tempted by the lure of quick fixes and effortless self-improvement. The Invisible Gorilla reveals the myriad ways that our intuitions can deceive us, but it’s much more than a catalog of human failings. Chabris and Simons explain why we succumb to these everyday illusions and what we can do to inoculate ourselves against their effects. Ultimately, the book provides a kind of x-ray vision into our own minds, making it possible to pierce the veil of illusions that clouds our thoughts and to think clearly for perhaps the first time. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Ian Redmond
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405360283
Size: 46.81 MB
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Despite their size and strength gorillas are generally docile animals that live in close-knit family groups and as our close relatives provide intriguing insights into our own behaviour. This collection of superb photographs brings their story vividly to life.The book features the world's largest captive colony of lowland gorillas as well as many other primate species. Discover the secret lives of orangutans and chimpanzees how baboons have adapted to life on the African plains and spider monkeys to the rainforests of South America. See how gorillas and chimps have mastered sign languages and how people are trying to protect our endangered primate relatives. Written by wildlife biologist Ian Redmond who has worked extensively with mountain gorillas in Rwanda Gorilla is a unique and exciting introduction to the great apes monkeys and other primitive primates.

Save The Gorilla

Author: Angela Royston
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477760504
Size: 21.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gorillas are surprisingly gentle and non-confrontational despite their size and strength. For decades, poaching, logging, and human diseases have ravaged their population until they have become endangered. Readers will learn engaging details about these gentle giants, the struggles they face, and what is being done to protect them.

Grandy The Gorilla

Author: Jon Resnick
ISBN: 9780864613530
Size: 23.31 MB
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This lively, yet heart-warming story features two pages of statistics about gorillas. The dramatic photographs combined with an entertaining and informative text appeals to children, as they find out how gorillas live, what they eat, how they spend their day and why they are endangered.

Do Not Feed The Gorilla

Author: Jacqueline Ford
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452588031
Size: 22.56 MB
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Told through a children's story, this simple, yet beautiful tale of a silverback gorilla and a little girl gives us an insight into how we isolate ourselves from one another. It not only highlights the innate spiritual connection of children, but also demonstrates how we can lose this as adults through judgment and social conditioning. The story ends with a powerful message of how gratitude and acceptance can bring us back together. This tale offers a wonderful spiritual journey for you to take with your child.


Author: Lori McManus
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406233102
Size: 43.14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each title in this series includes information about classification, habitats, adaptations, food chains, behaviour, and intelligence. Readers will also learn about the threats these creatures face, how they can help protect them and their habitats, and what the future holds for them.