In the Shadow of Man

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Nature - 297 pages
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This best-selling classic tells the story of one of the world's greatest scientific adventures. Jane Goodall was a young secretarial school graduate when the legendary Louis Leakey chose her to undertake a landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild. In the Shadow of Man is an absorbing account of her early years at Gombe Stream Reserve, telling us of the remarkable discoveries she made as she got to know the chimps and they got to know her. This paperback edition, illustrated with 80 photographs, includes an introduction by Stephen Jay Gould and a postscript by Goodall.
During Goodall's forty years of studying chimpanzees, she has become one of the world's most honored scientists. She tells of the later years in THROUGH A WINDOW, also available in Mariner paperback. AFRICA IN MY BLOOD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN LETTERS tells the story, through her letters, of childhood through the early years at Gombe.
  

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Jane Goodall does a fantastic job of making you feel as if her chimpanzees are human. Her chimpanzees do a fantastic job of making man feel as though we did not appear out of thin air. We are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Sudsbury - Goodreads

I am a Huge Fan of Jane's - even more after hearing her lecture live. I love everything she has written. Read full review

Contents

BEGINNINGS
1
EARLY DAYS
13
FIRST OBSERVATIONS
24
CAMP LIFE
38
THE RAINS
52
THE CHIMPS COME TO CAMP
64
FLOS SEX LIFE
79
THE FEEDING STATION
89
THE INFANT
146
THE CHILD
161
THE ADOLESCENT
173
ADULT RELATIONSHIPS
184
BABOONS AND PREDATION
197
DEATH
214
MOTHER AND CHILD
225
IN THE SHADOW OF MAN
239

FLO AND HER FAMILY
105
THE HIERARCHY
112
THE GROWTH OF THE RESEARCH CENTER
131
MANS INHUMANITY
253
APPENDIXES
271
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Jane Goodall was a young secretarial school graduate when Louis Leakey sent her to Tanzania in 1960 to study chimpanzees. She later received a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has become one of the world's most honored scientists and writers. Jane Goodall's research on chimpanzees has been described by Stephen Jay Gould as "one of the Western world's great scientific achievements." Her books include the recent REASON FOR HOPE, IN THE SHADOW OF MAN, and THROUGH A WINDOW. She is the co-author with Dale Peterson of VISIONS OF CALIBAN. She resides in Tanzania.

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