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by Thor Hanson

eBook The Impenetrable Forest download ISBN: 0595130186
Author: Thor Hanson
Publisher: iUniverse Star (September 20, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 264
ePub: 1133 kb
Fb2: 1853 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Biological Sciences

The Impenetrable Forest has been added to your Cart. We were extremely fortunate to read Thor's book just prior to going to Uganda and spending three days in the Inpenetrable Forest and treking to see the two groups of gorillas. It was an experience of a lifetime.

The Impenetrable Forest has been added to your Cart. We are now re-reading Thor's book to relive the experience.

Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and an award winning author and biologist.

Thor Hanson is an American conservation biologist and author. Hanson has published four books for general audiences and one children's book. He has also contributed to a range of periodicals and other media, including the PBS program, American Spring LIVE. Hanson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands, a master's degree from the University of Vermont, and a P. from the University of Idaho. In the 1990s, Hanson worked as a volunteer for the .

The Impenetrable Forest book. Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and winner of the John Burroughs Medal. His books include The Impenetrable Forest, Feathers, Buzz, The Triumph of Seeds, and Bartholomew Quill. Hanson lives with his wife and son on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Books by Thor Hanson. Mor. rivia About The Impenetrable.

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.

I thought as I gazed at Thor Hanson’s book with pictures of seeds all lined up on. .The reader feels that Hanson cannot wait to tell us what comes next.

I thought as I gazed at Thor Hanson’s book with pictures of seeds all lined up on the jacket in boring, well-spaced symmetry. If The Triumph of Seeds had really been about how the little acorn makes the mighty oak, I might have screamed. Hanson, the author of Feathers and The Impenetrable Forest, takes one of the king natural objects and reveals a life of elegance and wonder. These little pods can fly, spin, bury themselves, float across oceans, sleep for a thousand years, poison or seduce - a nearly infinite variety of poetic solutions to the hard and gritty question of survival.

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So begins Thor Hanson’s remarkable journey into the heart of Africa. Lying in the remote hills of southwest Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest harbors elephants, chimpanzees, monkeys, and half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas.

Thor Hanson’s 2011 Feathers is thus a rather significant book, and very nice it is too. Hanson, a Washington State-based conservation biologist, previously wrote The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda.

“From my back window the forest rose in a wall of green, every possible shade, as if the whole spectrum were made from one color...”

So begins Thor Hanson’s remarkable journey into the heart of Africa. Lying in the remote hills of southwest Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest harbors elephants, chimpanzees, monkeys, and half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. For two years Hanson called the forest home, working with local guides and trackers to develop a gorilla tourism program in 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. He writes of “the inseparable weave of people and landscape,” and how in Uganda, the survival of either depends upon the survival of both. At once humorous, revealing and poignant, The Impenetrable Forest offers a rare and unforgettable glimpse into the world of mountain gorillas and the human cultures that surround them.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to help protect and preserve mountain gorillas in the wild.

“fascinating…very well written.”—Gorilla Journal

Comments: (7)
Ylonean
Very interesting book and arrived in good shape.
Whitebeard
Thumbs up to Thor Hanson on an excellent book for people who have traveled to rural Africa, and a MUST read for anyone planning a visit to the Bwindi forest. Hanson's descriptions on the Ugandan people, landscape, food, and adventure, fit the country perfectly. Read the book, then take a trip to the Bwindi forest where you can visit the entire cast of characters including Phenny, Levi, Medad and more. In Africa, all things change slowly, and Buhoma is much they same as it was in 1995.
Natety
I was really disappointed with this book--and returned it unread--because of the really poor quality of the photos. They looked like they had been scanned in at a very low resolution and, hence, were so grainy you could not make out the details. A real oversight on the part of the editor!
Nikobar
This is a great book. Written in a clear, easy-to-read style the author does a great job of weaving together descriptions of the mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park with descriptions of the Uganda people and their culture, the politics and history of the country and other aspects of his experiences there. If you are looking for a book with detailed, scientifically-oriented analysis of the mountain gorillas, this is not the book for you, nor is this the book for you if you are looking for great color photographs of the animals and the country (he only has black and white photos of so-so quality). But, if what you are looking for is a book that allows you to learn about a variety of aspects of life in Uganda, its people and the gorillas this is a great choice. It would be the perfect book to read prior to a trip to the region to see the park and its gorilla population.
GODMAX
And not that my expectations were low, either, since bestselling novelists Garth Stein and Jennie Shortridge heartily endorse Thor's book. So, were the tear tracks on my face as I finished the book from laughing or crying? Both. Thor is a master at blending the two emotions -- and everything in between -- in this well-crafted, poetic story. While I never forgot that every word, every event, every emotion was true, the book reads as smoothly as a brilliant piece of fiction. But it's not. And that's the book's majestic legacy. As seemingly impenetrable as the forest he writes about, Thor Hanson pierced the barrier between fiction and memoir -- incorporating traits of the former to the benefit of the latter. Huge kudos to the self-described "eco-nerd" with the soul of a poet, the heart of a giver and the eyes of a very wise man.
Dark_Sun
What a truly delightful book! Mr. Hanson eloquently combines his often hilarious experience as a "muzungu" (white person) with a poignent revealing view of life in Uganda amidst the post Idi Amin era. Nestled between this rapidly changing Ugandan landscape exist the Gorillas. It was a real trill to be able to plod along on adventures that not only reveal a glimspe of gorillas but also a glimpse of ourselves.
Orevise
I got this book when I went home for the holidays. I finished it before I got home. I'm now reading it for a second time.
I would say it is equally about (1) humorous human interactions, (2) learning about the mountain gorillas, and (3) modern day African culture.
This isn't a book for scientist, rather a book for everyday readers that want to learn something about Africa, gorillas, and want to be entertained in the process.
We were extremely fortunate to read Thor's book just prior to going to Uganda and spending three days in the Inpenetrable Forest and treking to see the two groups of gorillas. It was an experience of a lifetime. We are now re-reading Thor's book to relive the experience. The guides remember Thor fondly and speak very highly of him. Wonderful book and experience!!!...