Dian Fossey: Friend to Africa's Gorillas

Dian Fossey: Friend to Africa's Gorillas

by Robin Doak


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This book takes an engaging look at the work of ground-breaking conservationist, Dian Fossey, and her work with mountain gorillas. It covers Fossey's inspiration, her methods, findings, and the impact of her work in Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484604731
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Women in Conservation
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,177,602
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Robin S. Doak has been writing for children for more than 19 years. A former editor of Weekly Reader and U*S*Kids magazine, Doak has authored fun and educational materials for kids of all ages. She is a past winner of the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award. She lives with her family in Maine.

Table of Contents

Who Was Dian Fossey? 4

What Was Fossey's Early Life Like? 6

What Were Fossey's Early Trips to Africa Like? 14

How Did Fossey Study Gorillas? 22

Why Did Fossey Return to Africa? 30

Was Fossey in Danger? 36

What Impact Did Fossey's Work Have on Animal Conservation Causes? 42

Timeline 44

Glossary 45

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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