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The Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla Years in Uganda

Thor Hanson


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Lying in the remote hills of southwest Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest harbors elephants, chimpanzees, monkeys, and half the world's population of endangered mountain gorillas. For two years, Thor Hanson called that forest home, working with local guides and trackers to develop an ecotourism program for the newly-formed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Thoroughly researched and beautifully told, Hanson's story blends natural history with cultural insight to place the forest and the gorillas in the context of modern Africa. The Impenetrable Forest offers a rare glimpse into the world of mountain gorillas, and the human cultures that surround them. A must-read for anyone interested in gorilla tracking, endangered species, or travel to Uganda.

Curtis Brown Unlimited, 9780692275009, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2014

About the Author

Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and an award winning author and biologist. His books include The Impenetrable Forest and Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, which won the John Burroughs Medal. Hanson lives with his wife and son on an island in the Pacific Northwest.