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

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and#8220;The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is an unflinching, visceral look at the emotional and physical damageand#8212;actual, real damage done to specific, individual apesand#8212;in some of Americaand#8217;s most notorious biomedical research labs. It is also the story of humans who were driven to provide them with refuge, retirement . . . and, ultimately, their inherent right to dignity.and#8221; and#8212;Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

IN THE CANADIAN WILDERNESS, Gloria Grow has created a rehabilitation center like none other. Thirteen chimpanzees, rescued from zoos and medical testing laboratories, now call Fauna Sanctuary home. After decades of cruelty and deprivation, these resilient primates are finally free to eat, sleep, play, and roam in peaceand#8212;all while fighting their personal demons. Primatologist and author Andrew Westoll lived and worked at Fauna one remarkable summer, and The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is his poignant testimony to the capacity of these animals to healand#8212;and to learn to be chimps again. This is an absorbing, bighearted story about the species more closely related to us than any other.

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

Synopsis:

Through a Windowand#160;is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwinedand#160;community — one that reads like a novel, but it is one of the most important scientific works ever published.

Synopsis:

This is a fascinating and moving account of a remarkable community of chimpanzees who gradually learn to become chimps again after spending years in research laboratories.and#160; Brimming with empathy and touching stories, this book makes us question just what we owe to the animals who are our nearest genetic relations.

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Through aWindow is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined communityand#151;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.
and#160;
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 Figanand#8217;s relentless rise to power and old Mikeand#8217;s 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.

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
Author:
Andrew Westoll
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
Subject:
General Pets
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w insert
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.92 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Originally published: 2000. With new pref. and afterword.
"Synopsis" by ,
Through a Windowand#160;is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwinedand#160;community — one that reads like a novel, but it is one of the most important scientific works ever published.
"Synopsis" by , This is a fascinating and moving account of a remarkable community of chimpanzees who gradually learn to become chimps again after spending years in research laboratories.and#160; Brimming with empathy and touching stories, this book makes us question just what we owe to the animals who are our nearest genetic relations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Through aWindow is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined communityand#151;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.
and#160;
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 Figanand#8217;s relentless rise to power and old Mikeand#8217;s 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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