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A lot has happened since Stewart, Tabori & Chang first published Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe in the Autumn of 1999. Most recently, Gombe has contributed ground-breaking AIDS research; established programmes to improve sanitation, health care and education within neighbouring Tanzanian communities; and empowered locals to pursue reforestation initiatives and refugee aid programs. The accomplishments of the past ten years alone have given the Jane Goodall Institute a great deal to celebrate.
The field site's 50th anniversary sees the publication of this compelling pictorial tribute to her life, her studies of the chimpanzees and her unflagging efforts to motivate human beings on their behalf. With a new format, a redesign, more than a dozen new photographs, and updated text throughout, this revised edition retraces five decades of compassion and discovery.
Dr. Jane Goodall is one of the world's most recognized scientists, the recipient of numerous awards, the subject of many documentary films, and a bestselling author. She first arrived in Gombe in 1960 with a single mission: to gain insight on human behavior through studying the region's chimpanzees. In 1977 the Jane Goodall Institute was founded to provide ongoing support for field research and conservation. Now, at age 75, Dr. Goodall spends more than 300 days of the year traveling the world, spreading her message, and fundraising for her causes.