IMPENETRABLE FOREST: MY GORILLA YEARS IN UGANDA

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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.
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Fascinating...very well-written.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933698199
  • Publisher: 1500 Books
  • Publication date: 7/25/2008
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 738,434
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Prologue     x
Waragi Dreams     3
The Gold Dust Twins     16
The Kabaka's Fence     33
Free Shoes for Dominico     44
Dances Like a Chicken     60
Sorry, Sorry, Sorry     67
America's Game     78
They're Everywhere     86
Arming Makale     100
A Strange Man     115
Baumgartel's Car     128
Royal Backwash     143
Friends     153
Last Rites     165
Changes     181
Lessons     194
The Toughest Job     207
Some Grains Will Perish     222
Visitors     232
The South Side     243
The Impenetrable Forest     249
Bye, Phenny, Bye     259
Epilogue     268
Map     277
Glossary     278
Suggested Reading     282
How You Can Help     285
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