Archive
2014
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
2013
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2012
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2011
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2010
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2009
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2008
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2007
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2006
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Jan. 29, 2013

February Book Club Pick: Gorillas in the Mist

by Annette Heist

Click to enlarge images
{"input":{"width":"225","photo":"book","row":"4626","table":"DOCUMENT"}}
Dian Fossey graduated from San José State College in 1954, with a degree in occupational therapy, according to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Nine years later she visited Africa, where she had her first encounter with mountain gorillas.
 
Fossey later wrote that she believed she would someday return to Africa to study the gorillas of the mountains.
 
She did, of course, return. And in 1983, she published Gorillas In the Mist, her account of the years she spent studying gorillas in the field. A New York Times review called the book "a monument to scientific devotion." And that's why it's our book club pick for February. 
 
Get your copy and get reading. The SciFri Book Club meets again on February 22nd, 2013 from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern. 
About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

Science Friday® is produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Science Friday® and SciFri® are registered service marks of Science Friday, Inc. Site design by Pentagram; engineering by Mediapolis.

 

topics