Harper Academic

Through A Window

My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe

by Jane Goodall

On Sale: 04/07/2010

Price: $16.99

Through A Window

My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe

by Jane Goodall

On Sale: 04/07/2010

Format:

Price: $16.99

About the Book

The renowned British primatologist continues the “engrossing account” of her time among the chimpanzees of Gombe, Tanzania (Publishers Weekly).

In her classic, In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall wrote of her first ten years at Gombe. In Through a Window she continues the story, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives.

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe is a community where the principal residents are chimpanzees. Through Goodall’s eyes we watch young Figan’s relentless rise to power and old Mike’s crushing defeat. We learn how one mother rears her children to succeed and another dooms hers to failure. We witness horrifying murders, touching moments of affection, joyous births, and wrenching deaths.

As Goodall compellingly tells the story of this intimately intertwined community, we are shown human emotions stripped to their essence. In the mirror of chimpanzee life, we see ourselves reflected.

“A humbling and exalting book . . . Ranks with the great scientific achievements of the twentieth century.”—Washington Post

“[An] absolutely smashing account . . . Thrilling, affectionate, intelligent—a classic.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Critical Praise

"Both humbling and an exalting book, the result of thirty years of voyeurism that ranks with the great scientific achievements of the twentieth century." The Washington Post

"Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees represents one of the Western world's great scientific achievements." -- Stephen Jay Gould —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780547336954
  • ISBN 10: 0547336950
  • Imprint: Mariner Books Classics
  • On Sale: 04/07/2010
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.000 in (d)
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : NATURE / Animals / Primates
  • BISAC2 : SCIENCE / Research & Methodology
  • BISAC3 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Primatology