A great deal has happened since the publication of Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe in 1999. Most recently, endeavors at the Gombe field site have included landmark research related to AIDS progression; establishing programs to improve sanitation, health care, and education in neighboring Tanzanian communities; and partnering with local people to pursue reforestation initiatives. The accomplishments of the past 10 years alone have given the Jane Goodall Institute a great deal to celebrate. In honor of the field site’s 50th anniversary, STC is proud to release Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe, a compelling pictorial tribute to Dr. Goodall’s life, her studies of chimpanzee behavior, and her unflagging efforts to motivate people to make this world a better place. With a new format, a modern design, more than a dozen new photographs, and updated text throughout, this revised edition retraces five decades of compassion and discovery.
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A big picture book
I was very disappointed by this book. I had hoped that it would contain in depth studies on chimpanzee behavior. Instead it explained that chimpanzees bent straws to make tools. Some were good mothers and some were bad, and a few more nuggets. Nothing I hadn’t read in newspapers over the years. But there were a lot of pretty pictures and I got to learn a lot about Jane’s mother. There were also many several chapters on the harm man is doing to the chimpanzees and Gombe. Oh well. Guess I’ll have to figure out where to get details on chimpanzee behavior. I had assumed a book by Jane Goodall would have been a good source.