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One of our greatest literary naturalists turns her famed observational eye on herself in this captivating memoir.

How is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that professional anthropologists often missed? How is that a pioneering woman, working in male-dominated fields, without sponsors or credentials, could accomplish more than so many more celebrated and professionally educated men could manage? How can we all unlock the wisdom of the world simply by paying close attention?

With their intelligence and acute insight into other cultures and species, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's many books have won a wide and loving audience. In A Million Years with You, this legendary author shares stories from her life, showing how a formative experience in South West Africa (now Namibia) in the 1950s taught her how to pay attention to the ancient wisdom of animals and humankind.

As a young woman, Marshall Thomas joined her family on an anthropological expedition to the Kalahari Desert, where she conducted fieldwork among the Ju/wa Bushmen, later publishing her findings as The Harmless People. After college, a wedding, and the birth of two children, she returned to Uganda shortly before Idi Amin's bloody coup. Her skills as an observer and a writer would be put to the test on many other occasions working with dogs, cats, cougars, deer—and with more personal struggles. A Million Years with You is a powerful memoir from a pioneering woman, an icon of American letters.

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Her revolutionary studies of Tanzania's chimpanzees forever altered our definition of "humanity". Now Dr. Jane Goodall, preeminent scientist, conservationist, and animal rights activist, explores her deepest beliefs in a heartfelt memoir that takes her from the London blitz to Louis Leakey's famous excavations in Africa and then into the Gombe jungle. Here, exploring the challenges of both science and the soul, she offers an optimistic message that is heartfelt, thought-provoking, and profoundly inspiring.

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Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of humanity.Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest.

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One of our greatest literary naturalists, now in her eighth decade, turns her famed observational eye on herself: how is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that anthropologists and zoologists often missed? How can we all unlock the wisdom of the world simply by paying close attention?

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From one of the world's most renowned scientists, conservationists, and animal rights activists comes a bestselling spiritual autobiography that explores her deepest beliefs about spirituality and moral evolution. NPR sponsorship.

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One of the most widely read American anthropologists, ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS has observed dogs, cats, and elephants during her half-century-long career. Her many books include The Social Lives of Dogs, The Tribe of Tiger, and The Hidden Life of Deer.  She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

   Prologue: Gaia xi

   1.   The Woods 1

   2.   Dogs 11

   3.   Cats 17

   4.   Kalahari 25

   5.   The Ju/wasi 41

   6.   Steve 67

   7.   Marriage 77

   8.   Uganda 84

   9.   Nigeria 111

   10.   Dark 137

   11.   Warrior 154

   12.   The Ice Maiden 178

   13.   Love and Work 197

   14.   Research 209

   15.   Writing 237

   16.   A Million Years with You 260

   17.   80 271

      Notes 281

      Acknowledgments 283

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D Goreham, May 3, 2010 (view all comments by D Goreham)
What can be said for a person who realizes their dream and follows it wherever it takes them. Jane read the Tarzan books as a child and fell in love with a continent and its animals. Jane Goodall followed her dreams to Africa where she met and then worked for Louis Leaky. It was not a matter of luck. It was a matter of being in the right place at the right time with the tools of knowledge to do the job correctly. Her passion for animals became her spiritual journey and her growth followed a logical path. By studying the Chimpanzees she learned the mysteries of the relationships between God, man and the animals of our small planet.
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9780446676137
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Berman, Phillip
Author:
Berman, Phillip
Author:
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Author:
Goodall, Jane
Publisher:
Warner Books (NY)
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Inspirational
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Women
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
England
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Spiritual biography
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Primatology
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Subject:
Spiritualism
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Scientists; Conservationists; Ethnologists; Ethnology; Animal rights activists; Environmental activists; Spiritual journeys; Personal growth
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20001031
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TRADE PAPER
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English
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Y
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304
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9 x 6 x 1 in 1.03 lb

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Product details 304 pages Warner Books - English 9780446676137 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Her revolutionary studies of Tanzania's chimpanzees forever altered our definition of "humanity". Now Dr. Jane Goodall, preeminent scientist, conservationist, and animal rights activist, explores her deepest beliefs in a heartfelt memoir that takes her from the London blitz to Louis Leakey's famous excavations in Africa and then into the Gombe jungle. Here, exploring the challenges of both science and the soul, she offers an optimistic message that is heartfelt, thought-provoking, and profoundly inspiring.
"Synopsis" by , Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of humanity.Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest.
"Synopsis" by , One of our greatest literary naturalists, now in her eighth decade, turns her famed observational eye on herself: how is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that anthropologists and zoologists often missed? How can we all unlock the wisdom of the world simply by paying close attention?
"Synopsis" by , From one of the world's most renowned scientists, conservationists, and animal rights activists comes a bestselling spiritual autobiography that explores her deepest beliefs about spirituality and moral evolution. NPR sponsorship.
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