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In the Shadow of Man

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Publisher Comments:

Meet Greg. Heandrsquo;s a stocky guy with an outsized swagger. Heandrsquo;s been the intimidating yet sociable don of his posse of friendsandmdash;including Abe, Keith, Mike, Kevin, Torn Trunk, and Willie. But one arid summer the tide begins to shift and the third-ranking Kevin starts to get ambitious, seeking a higher position within this social club. But this is no ordinary tale of gangland betrayalandmdash;Greg and his entourage are bull elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia, where, for the last twenty-three years, Caitlin Oandrsquo;Connell has been a keen observer of their complicated friendships.

In Elephant Don, Oandrsquo;Connell, one of the leading experts on elephant communication and social behavior, offers a rare inside look at the social world of African male elephants. Elephant Don tracks Greg and his group of bulls as Oandrsquo;Connell tries to understand the vicissitudes of male friendship, power struggles, and play. A frequently heart-wrenching portrayal of commitment, loyalty, and affection between individuals yearning for companionship, it vividly captures an incredible repertoire of elephant behavior and communication. and#160;Greg, Oandrsquo;Connell shows, is sometimes a tyrant and other times a benevolent dictator as he attempts to hold onto his position at the top. Though Elephant Don is Gregandrsquo;s story, it is also the story of Oandrsquo;Connell and the challenges and triumphs of field research in environs more hospitable to lions and snakes than scientists.

Readers will be drawn into dramatic tales of an elephant society at once exotic and surprisingly familiar, as Oandrsquo;Connellandrsquo;s decades of close research reveal extraordinary discoveries about a male society not wholly unlike our own. Surely weandrsquo;ve all known a Greg or two, and through this book we may come to know them in a whole new light.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodalland#8217;s 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 useand#151;and even the makingand#151; 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.
and#160;
In the Shadow of Man is and#147;one of the Western worldand#8217;s great scientific achievementsand#8221; (Stephen Jay Gould) and a vivid, essential journey of discovery for each new generation of readers.

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.
Wrangham ia a professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

and#160;and#160;PREFACE BY JANE GOODALL XI

and#160;and#160;FOREWORD BY RICHARD WRANGHAM XX

and#160;and#160;ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XXIII

and#160;1and#160;BEGINNINGS 1

and#160;2 and#160;EARLY DAYS 13

and#160;3 and#160;FIRST OBSERVATIONS 24

and#160;4 and#160;CAMP LIFE 38

and#160;5 and#160;THE RAINS 51

and#160;6 and#160;THE CHIMPS COME TO CAMP 63

and#160;7 and#160;FLOand#8217;S SEX LIFE 78

and#160;8 and#160;THE FEEDING STATION 88

and#160;9 and#160;FLO AND HER FAMILY 100

and#160;10 and#160;THE HIERARCHY 111

and#160;11 and#160;THE GROWTH OF THE RESEARCH CENTER 129

and#160;12 and#160;THE INFANT 144

and#160;13 and#160;THE CHILD 158

and#160;14 and#160;THE ADOLESCENT 170

and#160;15 and#160;ADULT RELATIONSHIPS 181

and#160;16 and#160;BABOONS AND PREDATION 194

and#160;17 and#160;DEATH 210

and#160;18 and#160;MOTHER AND CHILD 221

and#160;19 and#160;IN THE SHADOW OF MAN 234

and#160;20 and#160;MANand#8217;S INHUMANITY 248

and#160;21 and#160;FAMILY POSTSCRIPT 253

and#160;and#160;APPENDIXES

and#160;and#160;and#160;A.and#160;STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT 269

and#160;and#160;and#160;B.and#160;FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND CALLS 271

and#160;and#160;and#160;C.and#160;WEAPON AND TOOL USE 275

and#160;and#160;and#160;D.and#160;DIET 279

and#160;and#160;and#160;E.and#160;CHIMPANZEE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR 282

and#160;and#160;BIBLIOGRAPHY 285

and#160;and#160;INDEX 288

and#160;and#160;ABOUT THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE 303

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547334165
Author:
Goodall, Jane
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Photographer:
Van Lawick, Hugo
Foreword by:
Wrangham, Richard
Foreword:
Wrangham, Richard
Author:
Wrangham, Richard
Author:
O'Connell, Caitlin
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Primatology
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Apes & Monkeys
Subject:
Chimpanzees -- Behavior.
Subject:
Animals - Primates
Subject:
Biology-Primatology
Subject:
Animals
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20100407
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
44 halftones
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Jane Goodall's account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe.
"Synopsis" by ,
World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodalland#8217;s 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 useand#151;and even the makingand#151; 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.
and#160;
In the Shadow of Man is and#147;one of the Western worldand#8217;s great scientific achievementsand#8221; (Stephen Jay Gould) and a vivid, essential journey of discovery for each new generation of readers.
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