IMPENETRABLE FOREST: MY GORILLA YEARS IN UGANDA

IMPENETRABLE FOREST: MY GORILLA YEARS IN UGANDA

by Thor Hanson
     
 

A self-described eco-nerd Thor Hanson, scientist and writer, brought the nascent gorilla tourist program in Bwindi National Park, located within Africa's Impenetrable Forest, to life. With grace and good humor Hanson navigates the local customs, mores and bureaucracy governing everything from love to superstition to build infrastructure, hire and train staff, fend

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A self-described eco-nerd Thor Hanson, scientist and writer, brought the nascent gorilla tourist program in Bwindi National Park, located within Africa's Impenetrable Forest, to life. With grace and good humor Hanson navigates the local customs, mores and bureaucracy governing everything from love to superstition to build infrastructure, hire and train staff, fend off millions of ants among many other creatures while studying and acclimating the mountain gorillas to humans in their midst.

Editorial Reviews

Gorilla Journal
Fascinating...very well-written.
Craig R. Sholley
This book is a fun-read that provides an insider's account of life in the remote African bush as a Peace Corps volunteer. Great reading for everyone with a sense of adventure and interested in protecting our natural world.
John Coyne
If you love to read about people who've made a difference, Thor's life—full of successes and disappointments—makes a fascinating, inspiring memoir.
From the Publisher
Fascinating...very well-written.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933698199
Publisher:
1500 Books
Publication date:
07/25/2008
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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