The Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World and Ours

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Scholastic Press, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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As a young child, Jane Goodall dreamed of living with the wild animals of Africa. As a young woman, she amazed the world with her groundbreaking discoveries about chimpanzees, memorably documented in her acclaimed National Geographic television specials. Ever since, Dr. Goodall has campaigned unceasingly for the protection of chimpanzees, the animal most closely related to humans -- and now an endangered species.

In a compelling first-person narrative written especially for young people, Jane Goodall tells the exciting adventure of her discoveries about chimpanzees' profound similarities to ourselves, from their lifelong family bonds to their ability to engage in primitive warfare. She shares endearing stories about individual chimpanzees she loves. And she tells of her own tireless efforts to save the chimpanzees from being lost forever.

Lavishly illustrated with more than eighty full-color photographs, this moving, personal account inspires young readers with wonder, courage, and hope for the future.

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User Review  - Nicole.Diemer - LibraryThing

Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World And Ours (Byron Preiss Book) by Jane Goodall (2001) is an incredible informational text about the author and her experiences with Chimpanzees. The book starts ... Read full review

THE CHIMPANZEES I LOVE: Saving Their World and Ours

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Goodall's latest is a fascinating look at the behavior, development, and communication methods of the animals she has devoted her life to studying. This amazing woman realized her dream of working ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Jane Goodall, 1934 - Jane Goodall, a well-respected English zoologist, is famous for her fieldwork with chimpanzees in Africa. An early interest in African wild animals and the opportunity, at age 18, to stay on a friend's farm in Kenya, led her to Dr. Louis Leakey; then curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Nairobi. Almost immediately Leakey hired Goodall as his assistant secretary, and she was soon accompanying Leakey and his wife on their expeditions. Following Leakey's suggestion that a field study of some of the higher primates would be a major contribution to the understanding of animal behavior, she began studying the chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1960. Although she had no undergraduate degree, Goodall earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1965, based on her first five years of research at the Gombe Center. After more than 20 years of extensive study and direct contact with wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat, Goodall continues to research, teach, and write about primate behavior today.

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