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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1990 - Science - 268 pages
Goodall continues her story of the study of chimpanzees and their society in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Goodall's first 10 years at Gombe is covered in the celebrated In the Shadow of Man (1972). Everything that Goodall writes becomes, by virtue of scientific import, an instant classic. In her book In the Shadow of man she wrote of her first ten years at Gombe, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where the principal residents (other than herself) are chimpanzees. In this equally remarkable volume she brings the story up to the present, further completing her portrait of this animal community.

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4.5 stars This was originally written in 1990, 30 years after Jane Goodall went to Gombe National Park in Tanzania to study chimpanzees My edition was published in 2010, so there is even extra info ... Read full review

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Sequel to In The Shadow of Man, details her observations of chimpanzees committing murder, and the horror she felt. I saw her give a presentation in April of 1995 in Rockford, IL, and she was kind enough to sign my copy--along with absolutely everything else anyone put in front of her. Read full review

Contents

GOMBE I
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THE MIND OF THE CHIMPANZEE
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3 THE RESEARCH CENTRE
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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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