In the Shadow of Man

March 10, 2010|
In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
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World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall''s account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe is one of the most enthralling stories of animal behavior ever written.

Dr. Goodall''s 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 use—and even the making—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.

In the Shadow of Man is "one of the Western world''s great scientific achievements" (Stephen Jay Gould) and a vivid, essential journey of discovery for each new generation of readers.
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. Alm...
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Title:In the Shadow of Man
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 7.98 X 6.29 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 7.98 X 6.29 X 0.94 in
Published:March 10, 2010
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780547334165

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