New York: Warner Books,. 1987. Hard Cover. 0446513601 . 380 pages, 8 plates (in color), map endpapers, plan, cloth, dj, fine. From the dj, 'From the mist-shrouded Virunga volcano country of Central Africa live some of the rarest, most intriguing animals on earth: the mountain gorillas. And the extraordinary American woman who pursued her dreams into the very heart of Africa to study them was Dian Fossey. Here she fought for their survival against poachers and tribesmen, scientists and zoo collectors, and here, finally, she died for them, brutally murdered on December 28, 1985. .