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Jane Goodall: Pioneer Researcher

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A biography of the zoologist focusing on her almost 40-year study of the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Reserve in Tanzania.

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Overview

A biography of the zoologist focusing on her almost 40-year study of the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Reserve in Tanzania.

A biography of the zoologist focusing on her work with the chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania.

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Children's Literature - Heidi Green
Even at a young age, Jane Goodall's love of animals was apparent. Her favorite toy was a stuffed animal named Jubilee, made in the exact likeness of a baby chimpanzee at the London Zoo. She was outside a lot, and she found the answers to questions she had about animals through observation. At the age of eight, she vowed to someday "go to Africa and live among the wild animals." Still, Jane couldn't have known that she would someday be considered the leading expert on chimpanzee behavior in the world. Jayne Pettit's biography of the researcher is an interesting, concise account of Goodall's approximately forty-year career in primate studies. The author deftly covers both the major findings of Goodall's scientific work and her current activism. The text is supplemented with more than two dozen photographs and an extensive bibliography of further resources. This "Book Report Biography" is a good pick for both classroom assignments and recreational reading.
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Gr 5-8-A book that focuses on Goodall's groundbreaking research involving the chimpanzees of Africa. Although little early biographical information is included, readers will learn much about the woman through her lifelong passion, and almost equally as much about the animals that have held her interest for over 40 years. The author includes quotations from Goodall herself, and a general source note is appended. While the unattractive cover may cause some readers to shy away, the black-and-white photographs do an excellent job of conveying the personalities of the creatures readers will come to know. A solid purchase where there is a need.-Michele Snyder, Chappaqua Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531115220
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Book Report Biographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: NC1250L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 6.94 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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