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Title:
Jane Goodall : 40 years at Gombe : a tribute to four decades of wildlife research, education, and conservation
Author:
Lindsey, Jennifer, 1965-
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Publication Information:
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang ; London : Hi Marketing, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Produced in association with the Jane Goodall Institute.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781556709470
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On the occasion of Dr. Jane Goodall's 40th anniversary of research with the chimpanzees of Gombe, The Jane Goodall Institute has joined Stewart Tabori & Chang in paying homage to the woman.


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Booklist Review

We love round number anniversaries, so it is not surprising when books are published commemorating milestone dates in history. Goodall's research on chimpanzees at the Gombe National Park in Tanzania deserves such commemoration as it is the longest unbroken study of any animal group ever undertaken. Goodall is justly famous for her pioneering fieldwork, which turned up such myth-shattering finds as tool use and organized hunting in chimpanzees (both thought to be strictly human traits), and, though the research is carried out these days by her Tanzanian students, she remains the spiritual head of the project. The current book follows Goodall's career, dividing her life into five eras as her work evolved. The early years are chronicled in two chapters about her childhood and early work. The following three chapters document Goodall's increasing awareness of the environmental threats facing chimpanzees as increasing human populations put pressure on remaining chimp habitats. Also discussed are her efforts to improve the lives of laboratory chimps, and to teach sustainable land use to people living near the chimpanzee reserves. --Nancy Bent


Library Journal Review

This reverent and beautifully photographed album celebrates the chimpanzees of Gombe and Jane Goodall's career as both a pioneering field biologist and a moral leader in the humane treatment and rehabilitation of laboratory animals. The brief biographical chapters repeat anecdotes from her recent autobiography Reason for Hope (LJ 9/15/99); later chapters provide more coverage of her work with organizations such as ChimpanZoo, chimpanzee sanctuaries, and Roots and Shoots, a youth environmental program. A recurring theme is Goodall's powerful motivation to bond personally with the chimpanzees she comes into contact with, be they orphans, lab animals, or even wild chimpanzees in her research study. Perhaps a more critical account of her career will explore the appropriateness of her approach in conducting scientific field studies. For now, her status as a patron saint of chimpanzees seems assured. Recommended for academic and public libraries.--Beth Clewis Crim, Prince William P.L., VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

Jane Goodall is the most widely recognized scientist alive today due to her scientific work, her striking autobiographical books, and the photographs and videos of her work on chimpanzees; this volume contains a bit of each of these. In its large format it displays more than 100 of the finest photographs ever seen of the chimpanzees, people, and landscape of Gombe Preserve, the site of Goodall's research. It provides a brief summary of the major results of 40 years of research on wild chimpanzee behavior. It also gives an outline of Goodall's life and especially her current efforts, through the Jane Goodall Institute, to arrest the exploitation of wild chimps and their habitat. The book will have wide appeal to nontechnical readers from middle school to adult and will be a worthwhile addition to most libraries. Libraries serving advanced undergraduate and graduate readers should first obtain Goodall's 1986 book Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior (CH, Dec'86) and her autobiographical work, including the 1999 book Reason for Hope, before acquiring this attractive volume. The book is superbly produced and designed with numerous full-color photographs, a bibliography of Goodall's works, and a short index. General readers; undergraduate and graduate students. T. C. Williams; Swarthmore College