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Through A Window

Jane Goodall

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Prose: non-fiction, Zoology & animal sciences, Animal behaviour, Animal ecology, Educational: Sciences, general science

From the world-famous expert on chimpanzees - the powerfully compelling sequel to the international bestseller IN THE SHADOW OF MAN: 'An instant animal classic' Time

Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind's closest living relatives. On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe is a community where the principal residents are chimpanzees. Through Goodall's eyes we watch as the younger chimpanzees vie for power, and how the leaders must deal with this challenge. We learn how one mother successfully rears her children, whilst another appears to doom her offspring to failure. All life is here - glorious births and heart-breaking deaths, moments of brutality, alongside the most tender displays of affection.

In THROUGH A WINDOW, as Jane Goodall reveals the story of this intimately intertwined community, we are shown the parallels with human emotions laid bare. Indeed, in the mirror of chimpanzee life, we see ourselves reflected.

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Praise for Through A Window

  • I can't imagine a more vivid or unexpectedly moving introduction to chimpanzees in the wild than Jane Goodall's - NEW YORK TIMES

  • A humbling and exalting book ... Ranks with the great scientific achievements of the twentieth century - WASHINGTON POST

  • One of natural history's most impressive field studies ... an instant animal classic - TIME review of IN THE SHADOW OF MAN

  • An absolutely smashing account ... Thrilling, affectionate, intelligent - a classic - KIRKUS

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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is an English zoologist. She is a renowned expert on chimpanzees, having studied them at the Gombe Stream Reserve by Lake Tanganyika from 1970. She has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. Her books include IN THE SHADOW OF MAN, published in more than forty languages. She is the winner of the Kyoto Prize (1990), Hubbard Medal (1995), Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (1997), is a UN Ambassador, and received her Damehood in 2004.

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