Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Apart from its enormous scientific value, IN THE SHADOW OF MAN is absolutely fascinating to read as a story of discovery . . . The whole book is enthralling." Boston Globe
"I can't imagine a more vivid or unexpectedly moving introduction to chimpanzees in the wild than Jane Goodall's." -- George Stade The New York Times
"Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees represents one of the Western world's great scientific achievements." -- Stephen Jay Gould
"An instant animal classic." Time Magazine
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
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.
Jane Goodall's account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe.
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
and#160;and#160;PREFACE BY JANE GOODALL XI
and#160;and#160;FOREWORD BY RICHARD WRANGHAM XX
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;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;E.and#160;CHIMPANZEE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR 282
and#160;and#160;ABOUT THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE 303