Recommended Reading and Videos About Dian Fossey, Gorillas, Conservation and Africa

These books and videos are recommended for the general adult reader:


Conservation in the 21st Century: Gorillas as a Case Study (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects), by T. S. Stoinski, H.D. Steklis, and P.T. Mehlman. (2008)

Gorilla Society: Conflict, Compromise and Cooperation Between the Sexes, by Alexander H. Harcourt and Kelly J. Stewart. (2007)

Gorillas in the Mist, by Dian Fossey (1983, 2000)

A Guide to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park: Home to Critically Endangered Mountain Gorillas, by Rick Louis Lobello. (2009)

In the Kingdom of Gorillas: Fragile Species in a Dangerous Land, by Bill Weber and Amy Vedder. (2001)

Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda, by Rosamond Halsey Carr and Ann Howard Halsey. (1999)

Light Shining Through the Mist: A Photobiography of Dian Fossey, by Tom Matthews.(1998)

Mountain Gorillas: Biology, Conservation and Coexistence, by Gene Eckhart and Annette Lanjouw. (2008)

Mountain Gorillas: Three Decades of Research at Karisoke (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology), by Martha M. Robbins, Pascale Sicotte and Kelly J. Stewart. (2001)

No One Loved Gorillas More: Dian Fossey, Letters From the Mist, by Camilla De la Beyodere, C., Bob Campbell (photographer) and Dian Fossey. (2005)

Rwanda (Bradt Travel Guide), by Philip Briggs and Janice Booth. (Fourth edition 2009)

Science and Conservation in African Forests: The Benefits of Longterm Research, edited by Richard Wrangham and Elizabeth Ross. (2008)

Turning Science into Action: Biodiversity, Conservation and Natural Resources Management in Africa, edited by Ezekiel Kalipeni, Katie Fawcett, and Richard E. Warner. (2010)

Virunga, edited by Marc Laguy and Emmanuel Demerode. (2009)

The Year of the Gorilla, by George B. Schaller. (1964, 1988)


Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, starring Sigourney Weaver. (DVD - 2008)

Mountain Gorilla, documentary by Rebecca Jenkins. (DVD IMAX - 2002)

Mountain Gorilla (BBC Earth), documentary. (DVD - 2010)

National Geographic: Search for Great Apes, documentary with film of Dian Fossey. (VHS tape - 1995)

Nature: The Gorilla King, documentary with narration by F. Murray Abraham. (DVD - 2008)

Saving a Species: Gorillas on the Brink (Animal Planet), documentary by Guy Nickerson with Natalie Portman and Jack Hanna. (DVD - 2010)





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