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    Gorilla

    ISBN-10: 178023029X
    ISBN-13: 9781780230290
    Author(s): Ted Gott, Kathryn Weir
    Description: Since coming to international prominence in the mid-nineteenth century when English, French, and American scientists first encountered them, the gorilla’s physical resemblance to humans has struck a deep chord. Gorillas quickly came to dominate  More...
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    Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 232
    Size: 5.31" wide x 7.48" long x 0.28" tall
    Weight: 0.880
    Language: English

    Since coming to international prominence in the mid-nineteenth century when English, French, and American scientists first encountered them, the gorilla’s physical resemblance to humans has struck a deep chord. Gorillas quickly came to dominate evolutionary debates and grew prevalent in literature, art, film, and popular culture—they are the focus of movies such asCongoand the inspiration for the video game character Donkey Kong and DC Comics super villain Gorilla Grodd. InGorilla, Ted Grott and Kathryn Weir provide a compelling and unsettling account of our relationship with these highly intelligent animals as they fight extinction due to habitat destruction, commercial hunting, and disease. Gott and Weir describe how early European observations of gorillas in their native Africa were the genesis of literary and artistic representations such as King Kong. At the same time, gorillas became symbolic of sexuality and subconscious, uncontrolled urges, and influenced theories of criminality. It was not until Dian Fossey’s research in the 1960s and 1970s that many misconceptions about the gorilla—especially their violence—were dispelled. A notable history of the gorilla’s influence on our culture and its plight at the hands of humans,Gorillawill appeal to any animal lover wanting to learn more about this noble creature and its uncertain future.

    Lascivious Beast or Shy Vegetarian?
    Good Shot: Europe and America Meet the Gorilla
    Gorilla Mania
    Sex and Crime
    All in the Family
    Timeline of the Gorilla
    References
    Select Bibliography
    Associations and Websites
    Acknowledgements
    Photo Acknowledgements
    Index

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