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Jane Goodall: A Biography

Biography / Memoir

By: Meg Greene

146 pages, no illustrations

Greenwood Publishing Group

Hardback | Aug 2005 | #155280 | ISBN: 0313331391
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NHBS Price: £28.99 $38/€33 approx

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Even as a young girl, Jane Goodall was fascinated with animals. As she grew older, she would have the opportunity to begin her research on chimpanzees under the guidance of notable anthropologist Louis Leakey. With Leakey's encouragement and support, Goodall pursued her Ph.D. and began research at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania. It was there that she would make significant discoveries regarding chimpanzee behaviors. These discoveries, along with her tireless efforts for conservation, have led to numerous awards during her career of over 40 years.
Goodall's life is revealed from her earlier days growing up in England and the influence of her mother, to her experiences living and observing chimpanzees in Africa, and her undying efforts to promote conservation of wildlife. A timeline lists important events in her life, and a bibliography of print and electronic sources provides suggested readings for students and general readers.

?Well-researched chapters help students answer typical inquiry-based research questions....Accurate, accessible biography that goes beyond facts to create an engaging profile of an exceptional personality.?-School Library Journal


Series Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Timeline; A Child of Destiny; Africa Calls; A Momentous Meeting; The Hidden World of the Chimpanzee; Gombe; The Banana Club; The Journey Deepans; Expanding Horizone; Money Murder and Mourning; The Celebrity and the Crusader; Bibliography; Index.

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MEG GREENE is a freelance writer. She has written numerous biographies of historical and popular culture figures.

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