This autobiography of famed chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall tells of her early fascination with animals and their habits and customs. As Goodall becomes more skilled, she teaches herself, then the scientific community, then the world, about the full life of chimpanzees, their habits, characteristics, and personalities. Goodall also tells how her life was shaped by her study of the chimps. Her memoir reveals unabated passion for her subject, her love of animals and focuses on Goodall's scientific discoveries and their impact on our understanding of the animal kingdom.
Jane Goodall was born in London on April 3, 2934 and grew up on the southern coast of England. In 1960, she began studying chimpanzees in the wild in Gombe, Tanzania. After receiving her doctorate in ethology at Cambridge University, Dr. Goodall founded the Gombe Stream Research Center for the study of chimpanzees and baboons. In 1975, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education and Conservation to promote animal research throughout the world. She has written or contributed to many books for adults, including the best-seller In the Shadow of Man. Dr. Goodall has received the prestigious Kyoto Prize in Basic Science and was named a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
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