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Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man

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Synopsis:

Peterson shows clearly and convincingly how truly remarkable Goodall's accomplishments were and how unlikely it is that anyone else could have duplicated them. This biography details how Goodall helped set radically new standards and a new intellectual style in the study of animal behavior.

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This essential biography of one of the most influential women of the past century shows how truly remarkable Jane Goodalls accomplishments have been. Goodall was a secretarial school graduate when Louis Leakey, unable to find someone with more fitting credentials, first sent her to Gombe to study chimpanzees. In this acclaimed work, Dale Peterson details how this young woman of uncommon resourcefulness and pluck would go on to set radically new standards in the study of animal behavior. He vividly captures the triumphs and setbacks of her dramatic life, including the private quest that led to her now-famous activism.

Peterson, a longtime Goodall collaborator, has a unique knowledge of his subject. Candid and illuminating, this work will be a revelation even to readers who are familiar with the public Goodall as presented in her own writing.

About the Author

Dale Peterson is the coauthor with Jane Goodall of Visions of Caliban (a New York Times Notable Book and a Library Journal Best Book) and the editor of her two books of letters, Africa in My Blood and Beyond Innocence. His other books include The Deluge and the Ark, Chimpanzee Travels, Storyville USA, Eating Apes, and (with Richard Wrangham) Demonic Males. They have been distinguished as an Economist Best Book, a Discover Top Science Book, a Bloomsbury Review Editor's Favorite, a Village Voice Best Book, and a finalist for the PEN New England Award and the Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize in England. He resides in Massachusetts.

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ISBN:
9780547053561
Author:
Peterson, Dale
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Women
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Chimpanzees
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England
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Science & Technology
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Goodall, Jane
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Primatologists - England
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Biography-Scientists
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Publication Date:
20080431
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Sixteen pages of b/w photos
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.88 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Peterson shows clearly and convincingly how truly remarkable Goodall's accomplishments were and how unlikely it is that anyone else could have duplicated them. This biography details how Goodall helped set radically new standards and a new intellectual style in the study of animal behavior.
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This essential biography of one of the most influential women of the past century shows how truly remarkable Jane Goodalls accomplishments have been. Goodall was a secretarial school graduate when Louis Leakey, unable to find someone with more fitting credentials, first sent her to Gombe to study chimpanzees. In this acclaimed work, Dale Peterson details how this young woman of uncommon resourcefulness and pluck would go on to set radically new standards in the study of animal behavior. He vividly captures the triumphs and setbacks of her dramatic life, including the private quest that led to her now-famous activism.

Peterson, a longtime Goodall collaborator, has a unique knowledge of his subject. Candid and illuminating, this work will be a revelation even to readers who are familiar with the public Goodall as presented in her own writing.

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