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Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe

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Through aWindow is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined community—one that reads like a novel, but is one of the most important scientific works ever published.The community is Gombe, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where the principal residents are chimpanzees and one extraordinary woman who is their student, protector, and historian.
 
In her classic In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall wrote of her first ten years at Gombe. In Through a Window she brings the story up to the present, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives.We watch young Figans relentless rise to power and old Mikes crushing defeat. We learn how one mother rears her children to succeed and another dooms hers to failure.We witness horrifying murders, touching moments of affection, joyous births, and wrenching deaths. In short, we see every emotion known to humans stripped to its essence. In the mirror of chimpanzee life, we see ourselves reflected.

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Originally published: 2000. With new pref. and afterword.

Synopsis:

Through a Window is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined community — one that reads like a novel, but it is one of the most important scientific works ever published.

About the Author

JANE GOODALL continues to study and write about primate behavior. She founded the Gombe Stream Research Center in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, and the Jane Goodall Institute for Wild Life Research, Education, and Conservation to provide ongoing support for field research on wild chimpanzees. She is the author of many books, including two autobiographies in letters, Africa in My Blood and Beyond Innocence. Today Dr. Goodall spends much of her time lecturing, sharing her message of hope for the future, and encouraging young people to make a difference in their world.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

  PREFACE XI

 1 GOMBE 1

 2  THE MIND OF THE CHIMPANZEE 14

 3  THE RESEARCH CENTRE 28

 4  MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS 38

 5  FIGANS RISE 50

 6  POWER 62

 7  CHANGE 76

 8  GILKA 87

 9  SEX 99

 10  WAR 114

 11  SONS AND MOTHERS 130

 12  BABOONS 143

 13  GOBLIN 159

 14  JOMEO 173

 15  MELISSA 184

 16  GIGI 203

 17  LOVE 218

 18  BRIDGING THE GAP 235

 19  OUR SHAME 247

 20  CONCLUSION 268

  AFTERWORD 281

  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 292

  APPENDIX I. SOME THOUGHTS ON THE EXPLOITATION OF NON-HUMAN ANIMALS 300

  APPENDIX II. CHIMPANZEE CONSERVATION AND SANCTUARIES 307

  GOMBE BIBLIOGRAPHY 313

  GOMBE RESEARCH AND SUPPORT 316

  INDEX 321

  ABOUT THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE 338

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547336954
Author:
Goodall, Jane
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Primatology
Subject:
Chimpanzees - Behavior - Tanzania -
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Animals - Primates
Subject:
Goodall, Jane
Subject:
Primatologists - England
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Edition Description:
50th Anniversary of Gombe
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 pp of bw photos
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.92 lb

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