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"Dripping in sweat under the Congo sun, surgically removing worms from our feet, and fighting off tsetse flies, the film crew and I were gathering the last of our gear and embarking on a grueling three-day journey home after a month of tracking gorillas." These are not words that one expects to have been written by a former NFL cheerleader, but Mireya Mayor is not your average sideline eye candy. For years, this primatologist with a Ph.D. has been putting her life on the line, wading into distant jungles in search of nature stories for the National Geographic Wild! channel and other media outlets. According to the New York Times, this charismatic, witty woman possesses "the spirit of a female Indiana Jones," a claim fully validated again by this book.