Jane Goodall

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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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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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"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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313331398
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Pages: 170
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Meg Greene (Midlothian, VA) is an independent writer, researcher, and historian. With degrees in history and historic preservation, she also works as an architectural historian who documents and writes about historic buildings and landscapes.
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Table of Contents


Preface to the Paperback Edition     vii
Preface to the Hardcover Edition     ix
Introduction     xi
Timeline     xv
A Child of Destiny     1
Africa Calls     13
A Momentous Meeting     23
The Hidden World of the Chimpanzee     33
Gombe     45
The Banana Club     59
The Journey Deepens     71
Expanding Horizons     87
Money, Murder, and Mourning     105
The Celebrity and the Crusader     119
Bibliography     137
Index     141
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