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Jane Goodall: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

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Even as a young girl, Jane Goodall was fascinated with animals. As she grew older, she would have the opportunity to begin her research on chimpanzees under the guidance of notable anthropologist Louis Leakey. With Leakey's encouragement and support, Goodall pursued her Ph.D. and began research at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania. It was there that she would make significant discoveries regarding chimpanzee behaviors. These discoveries, along with her tireless efforts for conservation, have led to numerous awards during her career of over 40 years.

Goodall's life is revealed from her earlier days growing up in England and the influence of her mother, to her experiences living and observing chimpanzees in Africa, and her undying efforts to promote conservation of wildlife. A timeline lists important events in her life, and a bibliography of print and electronic sources provides suggested readings for students and general readers.

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This biography enlightens general readers on the life, career, and views of one of today's best-known scientists. Greene, who has written about other historical and popular culture figures, traces Goodall's path from an early fascination with animals to her landmark, but controversial, studies of chimps in the wild and conservation efforts. A timeline lists key events in her life.
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Book News Annotation:

This biography enlightens general readers on the life, career, and views of one of today's best-known scientists. Greene, who has written about other historical and popular culture figures, traces Goodall's path from an early fascination with animals to her landmark, but controversial, studies of chimps in the wild and conservation efforts. A timeline lists key events in her life. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Even as a young girl, Jane Goodall was fascinated with animals. As she grew older, she would have the opportunity to begin her research on chimpanzees under the guidance of notable anthropologist Louis Leakey. With Leakey's encouragement and support, Goodall pursued her Ph.D. and began research at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania. It was there that she would make significant discoveries regarding chimpanzee behaviors. These discoveries, along with her tireless efforts for conservation, have led to numerous awards during her career of over 40 years. Goodall's life is revealed from her earlier days growing up in England and the influence of her mother, to her experiences living and observing chimpanzees in Africa, and her undying efforts to promote conservation of wildlife. A timeline lists important events in her life, and a bibliography of print and electronic sources provides suggested readings for students and general readers.

Synopsis:

Explores the life of scientist Jane Goodall, whose life-long research, writing, and teaching have led to new understandings of animal behavior and the importance of conservation.

About the Author

MEG GREENE is a freelance writer. She has written numerous biographies of historical and popular culture figures, including Mother Teresa: A Biography (Greenwood, 2004) and Pope John Paul II: A Biography (Greenwood, 2003).

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Timeline

A Child of Destiny

Africa Calls

A Momentous Meeting

The Hidden World of the Chimpanzee

Gombe

The Banana Club

The Journey Deepens

ExpandingHorizons

Money, Murder, and Mourning

The Celebrity and the Crusader

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313331398
Author:
Greene, Meg
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Malvasi, Meg Greene
Subject:
General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Primatologists
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Primatology
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Goodall, Jane
Subject:
Primatologists - England
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Series:
Greenwood Biographies
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
9.56x6.18x.66 in. .86 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » Primatology

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"Synopsis" by , Even as a young girl, Jane Goodall was fascinated with animals. As she grew older, she would have the opportunity to begin her research on chimpanzees under the guidance of notable anthropologist Louis Leakey. With Leakey's encouragement and support, Goodall pursued her Ph.D. and began research at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania. It was there that she would make significant discoveries regarding chimpanzee behaviors. These discoveries, along with her tireless efforts for conservation, have led to numerous awards during her career of over 40 years. Goodall's life is revealed from her earlier days growing up in England and the influence of her mother, to her experiences living and observing chimpanzees in Africa, and her undying efforts to promote conservation of wildlife. A timeline lists important events in her life, and a bibliography of print and electronic sources provides suggested readings for students and general readers.
"Synopsis" by , Explores the life of scientist Jane Goodall, whose life-long research, writing, and teaching have led to new understandings of animal behavior and the importance of conservation.
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