Jane Goodall: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies Series) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Jane Goodall: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies Series)

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Overview

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.

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Gr 9 Up-The Leakey family has been a leading force in the anthropological world for three generations, beginning with Louis and Mary and continuing with their son Richard and his wife Meave, and their daughter Louise. Intertwined in their studies of man's origin in Africa is Jane Goodall, who branched out to be a force of her own, redefining scholars' understanding of chimpanzees through her observations in Gombe. The authors' depictions of the strong personalities, personal interests, and private lives of their subjects are well developed, illustrating the passion with which these individuals lived and worked. Well-researched chapters help students answer typical inquiry-based research questions. The Leakeys thoroughly recounts the history of the family; Goodall is more readable, with events captured in episodic "stories." Both books contain a few black-and-white photos and detailed time lines. Accurate, accessible biographies that go beyond facts to create engaging profiles of exceptional personalities.-Kathy Lehman, Thomas Dale High School Library, Chester, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313015014
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,214,518
  • File size: 439 KB

Meet the Author

MEG GREENE is a freelance writer. She has written numerous biographies of historical and popular culture figures, including Mother Teresa: A Biography (Greenwood, 2004) and Pope John Paul II: A Biography (Greenwood, 2003).

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Table of Contents

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 Deepens

Expanding Horizons

Money, Murder, and Mourning

The Celebrity and the Crusader

Bibliography

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Hello

    I love books about Jane goodall but, of course, my mom says that they are to expensive. But, only the ones that are higher than $10. So sadly i cant buy this book it is only because when i grow up i want to be either a wild life biologist or a marine biologist. Do yall know any books that would help this dream of mine. If so, please reply.

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