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Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe: A Tribute to Five Decades of Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservationby Jane Goodall
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On the occasion of Dr. Jane Goodall's 40th anniversary of groundbreaking research with the chimpanzees of Gombe, the Jane Goodall Institute has joined Stewart, Tabori & Chang in paying homage to the woman hailed by the Christian Science Monitor as a heroine, in a hero-less time.
In the words of Stephen Jay Gould, Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees represents one of the western world's greatest scientific achievements. Set on her path by famed anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey, who believed in her patience and persistent desire to understand animals, Goodall established the Gombe Stream Research Centre. There, her profound scientific discoveries — including the observation of chimpanzees making and using tools — laid the foundation for all future primate studies.
Filled with photographs from the institute's archive — many never-before published — along with the work of some of the world's top photographers, this beautifully illustrated volume traces the story of Dr. Goodall's work from its singular beginning to the institute's present-day international activities. It is sure to appeal to Dr. Goodall's millions of admirers the world over and to serve as a source of inspiration to many more.
Book News Annotation:
Written by Jane Goodall with authors from the Jane Goodall Institute, this highly illustrated tribute celebrates the primate research, conservation work, and peace advocacy of one of the world's most recognized scientists. A brief preface, written by Goodall herself, overviews how various civil and national conflicts affected her work in the region. The book begins with information on young Jane, who once spent five hours hiding in a chicken coop waiting to watch a hen lay an egg. A family photo shows her as a toddler clutching her favorite toy: a stuffed chimpanzee. The book then surveys Goodall's work with chimps from 1960 to 2010 and describes her impact on the Gombe region of Tanzania through the Jane Goodall Institute and its global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Of special interest is information on the role of Jane's mother in setting up the original research camp. The book is illustrated with color photos on every page, taken over the course of 50 years, and includes information on chimp rehabilitation centers and efforts to stop poaching. The chimps often take center stage; a chronology of milestones in Jane's career also includes milestones in the lives of the individual chimps she studied. This updated edition is based on Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe, published in 1999. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
On the occasion of Goodall's 40th anniversary of groundbreaking research with the chimpanzees of Gombe, this beautifully illustrated volume traces her work from its singular beginnings to the Jane Goodall Institute's present-day international activities. 65 full-color and 30 duotone photos.
A great deal has happened since the publication of Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe in 1999. Most recently, endeavors at the Gombe field site have included landmark research related to AIDS progression; establishing programs to improve sanitation, health care, and education in neighboring Tanzanian communities; and partnering with local people to pursue reforestation initiatives. The accomplishments of the past 10 years alone have given the Jane Goodall Institute a great deal to celebrate. In honor of the field sites 50th anniversary, STC is proud to release Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe, a compelling pictorial tribute to Dr. Goodalls life, her studies of chimpanzee behavior, and her unflagging efforts to motivate people to make this world a better place. With a new format, a modern design, more than a dozen new photographs, and updated text throughout, this revised edition retraces five decades of compassion and discovery.
About the Author
Dr. Jane Goodall is one of the worlds most recognized scientists, the recipient of numerous awards, and a bestselling author. At age 76, Dr. Goodall spends more than 300 days of the year traveling the world, spreading her message of hope, and fundraising for her causes. She lives in Bournemouth, England. www.janegoodall.org
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