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January 16: LIGHT SHINING THROUGH THE MIST: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF DIAN FOSSEY
Dian Fossey, ethologist
Jan. 16, 1932-Dec. 26, 1985
Light Shining Through the Mist: A Photobiography of Dian Fossey by Tom L. Matthews (National Geographic Children’s Books, 1998)
Fossey name is synonymous with gorillas. Fossey studied them in their
native habitat in the mountains of Rwanda and in the Congo. Photos add
to this fascinating introduction of Fossey and her work.
Learn more about Fossey’s work, mountain gorillas, conservation and research at The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International site.