Jane Goodall 50 Years at Gombe

ISBN-10: 1584798785
ISBN-13: 9781584798781
Edition: 2010
Authors: Jane Goodall
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Description: A great deal has happened since the publication ofJane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombein 1999. Most recently, endeavors at the Gombe field site have included landmark research related to AIDS progression; establishing programs to improve sanitation,  More...

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List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

A great deal has happened since the publication ofJane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombein 1999. Most recently, endeavors at the Gombe field site have included landmark research related to AIDS progression; establishing programs to improve sanitation, health care, and education in neighboring Tanzanian communities; and partnering with local people to pursue reforestation initiatives. The accomplishments of the past 10 years alone have given the Jane Goodall Institute a great deal to celebrate. In honor of the field site's 50th anniversary, STC is proud to releaseJane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe,a compelling pictorial tribute to Dr. Goodall's life, her studies of chimpanzee behavior, and her unflagging efforts to motivate people to make this world a better place. With a new format, a modern design, more than a dozen new phoshy;tographs, and updated text throughout, this revised edition retraces five decades of compassion and discovery.

Jane Goodall, 1934 - Jane Goodall, a well-respected English zoologist, is famous for her fieldwork with chimpanzees in Africa. An early interest in African wild animals and the opportunity, at age 18, to stay on a friend's farm in Kenya, led her to Dr. Louis Leakey; then curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Nairobi. Almost immediately Leakey hired Goodall as his assistant secretary, and she was soon accompanying Leakey and his wife on their expeditions. Following Leakey's suggestion that a field study of some of the higher primates would be a major contribution to the understanding of animal behavior, she began studying the chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1960. Although she had no undergraduate degree, Goodall earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1965, based on her first five years of research at the Gombe Center. After more than 20 years of extensive study and direct contact with wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat, Goodall continues to research, teach, and write about primate behavior today.

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