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Schaller, George B.

Works: 128 works in 427 publications in 3 languages and 22,816 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author of introduction, Translator, Speaker
Classifications: QL737.C23, 599.74428
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Most widely held works by George B Schaller
The year of the gorilla by George B Schaller ( Book )
55 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 2,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the experiences of the author and his wife while they lived in Africa for 2 years observing gorillas and other wildlife
The Serengeti lion; a study of predator-prey relations by George B Schaller ( Book )
27 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the evolutionary development, natural habits, behavior, and social organization of Tanzania's predatory animals and analyzes their effect on other wildlife populations in the region
The last panda by George B Schaller ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the author's five year study of giant pandas and the problems facing those who are trying to save the species from extinction
The deer and the tiger; a study of wildlife in India by George B Schaller ( )
28 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Deer and the Tiger is Schaller's detailed account of the ecology and behavior of Bengal tigers and four species of the hoofed mammals on which they prey, based on his observations in India's Kanha National Park."This book is a treasure house of biological information and it is also a delight to read. ... Excellent phoographs accompany the text."--Robert K. Enders, American Scientist"The one book that has been my greatest source of inspiration is The Deer and the Tiger by George Schaller, based on the first ever scientific field study of the tiger. ... This book is written
The mountain gorilla; ecology and behavior by George B Schaller ( Book )
32 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in English and German and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Golden shadows, flying hooves by George B Schaller ( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Schaller here shares with his reader the fascinating personal story behind his scientific discoveries that have so notably advanced our knowledge of the great African predators. In his new books, he allows us to participate moment by moment in his work and his experience on the Tanzanian plains as for three years he made his extraordinary of the habits, the hunting methods, the social systems, and the behavior'the lives from birth to death'of the lion, the wild dog, the cheetah, the leopard, and the hyena. We follow him afoot and in a Land-Rover, through the thickets, plains, and wooded grasslands of this wild, harsh landscape as he tranquilizes and then tags the great predators, as he gets to know their individual characteristics, as he investigates the vast array of species they depend upon for survival. We feel Schaller's exaltation in the pure sensual motions of a lion stalking its prey, watch with him as a small furry mouse defends itself valiantly against a pack of wild dogs, as an Egyptian vulture breaks an ostrich eggs with a stone . . . We come to know the various postures of the animals in the hunt, what their territorial range is, how they behave with one another, how they raise their young . . . We are there as Schaller hangs a tiny radio transmitter around the neck of an old lion'the beeps will enable him to track the animal by night as well as day. We observe the businesslike gatherings of wild dogs, the blinding speed and elegant graces of a coursing cheetah, the soft-footed stalk of the hunting leopard, the tension that ripples though a herd id gazelle when they sense an approaching predator. We go back in times, through two million years, while Schaller and his colleagues attempt to simulate the hunting behavior of that pre-human, the hominid Australopithecus, scrabbling and scavenging for food, developing, in the process of their experiment, an incredible sensitivity to the sounds of zebra, giraffe, hyena, and the low, purposeful flight of a vulture'any sign of a possible meal, shelter, enemy. And, throughout, we feel Schaller's commitment, his strong emotional kinship with the animals he studies and with the wild landscape where he and his family created a full life for themselves far from the accouterments of modern civilizations. With the gift of expressive narrative that distinguished his famous international bestseller, The Year of the Gorilla, Schaller makes us know close-up not only the teeming life of the plains and the great human adventure he lived but also the inspired improvisation, the tirelessness, the flights of imaginations that, as much as meticulous fact-finding, are an organic part of the original scientific investigation
Stones of silence : journeys in the Himalaya by George B Schaller ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the wildlife, vegetation, physical features, and people of the Himalaya Mountains
The Giant pandas of Wolong ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giant pandas by John Bonnett Wexo ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides information on the physical characteristics, behavior, and future of the giant panda
Tibet wild : a naturalist's journeys on the roof of the world by George B Schaller ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the author's account of three decades of exploration in the most remote stretches of Tibet: the wide, sweeping rangelands of the Chang Tang and the hidden canyons and plunging ravines of the southeastern forest
Giant pandas in the wild : saving an endangered species by Zhi Lü ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers an exploration into the giant panda's unique life in the wild, considering the many problems facing the species, the international efforts to conserve its natural habitat, and its complex life cycle
Mountain monarchs : wild sheep and goats of the Himalaya by George B Schaller ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The himalayan region; Taxonomy; Distribucion; Physical attributes; Population dynamics; Notes on the habits of several predators; Maintenance acvities; Herd dynamics; Agressive behaviour; Courtship behaviour; Mother-young relations; The relation of social behavior to ecology in the caprinae
Gorilla : struggle for survival in the Virungas by Michael Nichols ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story in Nichols' remarkable photographs of the last few hundred members of a nearly extinct species, the mountain gorillas of the Virunga volcanoes, which border Rwanda, Uganda, and Zaire___
Serengeti: a kingdom of predators by George B Schaller ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tiger : its life in the wild by George B Schaller ( Book )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the characteristics, habits, and behavior of tigers, including sections on food, family life, communication, and myths
Antelopes, deer, and relatives : fossil record, behavioral ecology, systematics, and conservation ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the era of early cave paintings to the present time, ruminants - deer, antelopes, cattle, buffalo, goats, giraffes, and their relatives - have captured the human imagination. Present on every continent except Australia and Antarctica, they have been more important to human subsistence than any other mammalian group. This book is a discussion of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this fascinating and ecologically significant group of mammals."--BOOK JACKET
Wildlife of the Tibetan steppe by George B Schaller ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Chang Tang, the vast, remote Tibetan steppe, is one of the most forbidding places on earth. Yet this harsh land is home to a unique assemblage of large mammals, including Tibetan antelope, gazelle, argali sheep, wild ass, wild yak, wolves, snow leopards, and others. Since 1985, George B. Schaller and his Chinese and Tibetan co-workers have surveyed the flora and fauna of the Chang Tang. Their research provides the first detailed look at the natural history of one of the world's least known ecosystems
Wonders of lions by George B Schaller ( Book )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the characteristics and habits of the lions living in Serengeti National Park and their interrelationship with other wildlife there
The great apes : the natural life of chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and gibbons by Robert Gray ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains briefly the evolutionary process of man and ape from a common source and describes at length the behavior of four great apes -- the chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, and gibbon
The Chinese alligator : ecology, behavior, conservation, and culture by John B Thorbjarnarson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Schaller George
Schaller, George 1933-
Schaller, George Beals 1933-
Shaller, Dzhordzh B.
シャラー, G
シャラー, ジョージ・B
English (277)
German (2)
Chinese (1)