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No One Loved Gorillas More: Dian Fossey, Letters from the Mist
No One Loved Gorillas More: Dian Fossey, Letters from the Mist
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In December 1985, Dr. Dian Fossey's body was discovered at Karisoke, the research station she had established high in the Virunga mountains of Africa, and where she dedicated 18 years of her life to the study and preservation of the endangered mountain gorilla. In that time Dian had struggled against ill health, opposition from the authorities, poachers, personal tragedy, and the isolation of Karisoke's remote location. Her strength of will, outspoken nature, and all-consuming passion for the gorillas earned her renown and respect and helped bring the plight of these magnificent creatures and her groundbreaking observations on their behavior to the world's attention.
$30.00
Pink Boots and a Machete
Pink Boots and a Machete
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Category: Books/Exploration

Compellingly written by the woman the New York Times exclaims has "the spirit of a female Indiana Jones," this utterly entertaining page-turner tells the incredible story of the NFL cheerleader turned world-renowned primatologist. Starting with her very sheltered childhood (her parents would not allow her to join the Girl Scouts because they thought it was too dangerous) up to her death-defying adventures around the globe and landmark discovery of a new species of lemur, Mireya Mayor takes readers on a sometimes hair-raising, frequently humorous, always wild journey through her life. From first page to last, the charismatic author demonstrates her unrelenting determination, incredible sense of adventure, and, above all, her fierce love of animals.


$26.00
Elizabeth I - Hardcover
Elizabeth I - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Biography

No one thought that Elizabeth would live to become Queen of England. Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn, for treason in 1536. He then disowned his daughter, declaring her illegitimate. But in 1544, Parliament reestablished her in the line of succession after her half brother and her half sister. Endowed with immense personal courage and a keen awareness of her responsibility as a ruler, Elizabeth commanded throughout her reign the unwavering respect and allegiance of her subjects.


$17.95
$11.99
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Biography

In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women, living life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England.


$17.95
Bylines
Bylines
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Nellie Bly was a pioneering American journalist who traveled the world, blazing a path for women and writing about others who also made history.


$19.95
Joan of Arc - Hardcover
Joan of Arc - Hardcover
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Around 1412, a baby girl was born in the village of Domremy who would change France forever. A farmer's daughter, she seemed destined for an unremarkable life. But as the dramatic narrative of this World History Biography reveals, Joan's life was anything but ordinary.


$17.95
Song Without Words
Song Without Words
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

Through never-before-seen photographs and intriguing personal diaries, this beautiful book provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of Countess Sophia Tolstoy and her husband, Leo Tolstoy—one of the greatest authors of all time—set against the grand and terrifying backdrop of aristocratic Russia on the brink of its demise. Autobiographical in nature, yet global in its true scope, Song Without Words brings to light the gifts of a major figure whose previously unknown works enrich our knowledge of literature, photography, and history.


$25.00
$6.99