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World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodalls account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe is one of the most enthralling stories of animal behavior ever written. Her adventure began when the famous anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey suggested that a long-term study of chimpanzees in the wild might shed light on the behavior of our closest living relatives. Accompanied by only her mother and her African assistants, she set up camp in the remote Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in Tanzania. For months the project seemed hopeless; out in the forest from dawn until dark, she had but fleeting glimpses of frightened animals. But gradually she won their trust and was able to record previously unknown behavior, such as the use—and even the making— of tools, until then believed to be an exclusive skill of man. As she came to know the chimps as individuals, she began to understand their complicated social hierarchy and observed many extraordinary behaviors, which have forever changed our understanding of the profound connection between humans and chimpanzees.
 
In the Shadow of Man is “one of the Western worlds great scientific achievements” (Stephen Jay Gould) and a vivid, essential journey of discovery for each new generation of readers.

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Jane Goodall's account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe.

Synopsis:

This best-selling classic tells the story of one of the world's greatest scientific adventures. Jane Goodall was a young secretarial school graduate when the legendary Louis Leakey chose her to undertake a landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild. In the Shadow of Man is an absorbing account of her early years at Gombe Stream Reserve, telling us of the remarkable discoveries she made as she got to know the chimps and they got to know her. This paperback edition, illustrated with 80 photographs, includes an introduction by Stephen Jay Gould and a postscript by Goodall.

During Goodall's forty years of studying chimpanzees, she has become one of the world's most honored scientists. She tells of the later years in THROUGH A WINDOW, also available in Mariner paperback. AFRICA IN MY BLOOD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN LETTERS tells the story, through her letters, of childhood through the early years at Gombe.

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Both a landmark scientific study and a fascinating adventure story, this best-selling classic is an absorbing account of the early years of Jane Goodall's struggle in remote Africa to approach primates in the wild as no one had ever done before. It is also the story of her breakthrough. Apart from its enormous scientific value, IN THE SHADOW OF MAN is absolutely fascinating to read as a st ory of discovery . . . The whole book is enthralling. — BOSTON GLOBE

About the Author

Jane Goodall was a young secretarial school graduate when Louis Leakey sent her to Tanzania in 1960 to study chimpanzees. She later received a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has become one of the world's most honored scientists and writers. Jane Goodall's research on chimpanzees has been described by Stephen Jay Gould as "one of the Western world's great scientific achievements." Her books include the recent REASON FOR HOPE, IN THE SHADOW OF MAN, and THROUGH A WINDOW. She is the co-author with Dale Peterson of VISIONS OF CALIBAN. She resides in Tanzania.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

  PREFACE BY JANE GOODALL XI

  FOREWORD BY RICHARD WRANGHAM XX

  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XXIII

 1 BEGINNINGS 1

 2  EARLY DAYS 13

 3  FIRST OBSERVATIONS 24

 4  CAMP LIFE 38

 5  THE RAINS 51

 6  THE CHIMPS COME TO CAMP 63

 7  FLOS SEX LIFE 78

 8  THE FEEDING STATION 88

 9  FLO AND HER FAMILY 100

 10  THE HIERARCHY 111

 11  THE GROWTH OF THE RESEARCH CENTER 129

 12  THE INFANT 144

 13  THE CHILD 158

 14  THE ADOLESCENT 170

 15  ADULT RELATIONSHIPS 181

 16  BABOONS AND PREDATION 194

 17  DEATH 210

 18  MOTHER AND CHILD 221

 19  IN THE SHADOW OF MAN 234

 20  MANS INHUMANITY 248

 21  FAMILY POSTSCRIPT 253

  APPENDIXES

   A. STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT 269

   B. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND CALLS 271

   C. WEAPON AND TOOL USE 275

   D. DIET 279

   E. CHIMPANZEE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR 282

  BIBLIOGRAPHY 285

  INDEX 288

  ABOUT THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE 303

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395331453
Author:
Van Lawick, Hugo
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Wrangham, Richard
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Chimpanzees
Subject:
Mammals -- Behavior.
Subject:
Methodology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
VII.6, T.1-2
Publication Date:
20100407
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
64 pp bw photos
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.92 lb

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Jane Goodall's account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe.
"Synopsis" by ,
This best-selling classic tells the story of one of the world's greatest scientific adventures. Jane Goodall was a young secretarial school graduate when the legendary Louis Leakey chose her to undertake a landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild. In the Shadow of Man is an absorbing account of her early years at Gombe Stream Reserve, telling us of the remarkable discoveries she made as she got to know the chimps and they got to know her. This paperback edition, illustrated with 80 photographs, includes an introduction by Stephen Jay Gould and a postscript by Goodall.

During Goodall's forty years of studying chimpanzees, she has become one of the world's most honored scientists. She tells of the later years in THROUGH A WINDOW, also available in Mariner paperback. AFRICA IN MY BLOOD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN LETTERS tells the story, through her letters, of childhood through the early years at Gombe.

"Synopsis" by , Both a landmark scientific study and a fascinating adventure story, this best-selling classic is an absorbing account of the early years of Jane Goodall's struggle in remote Africa to approach primates in the wild as no one had ever done before. It is also the story of her breakthrough. Apart from its enormous scientific value, IN THE SHADOW OF MAN is absolutely fascinating to read as a st ory of discovery . . . The whole book is enthralling. — BOSTON GLOBE
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