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.
An absolutely smashing account ... Thrilling, affectionate, intelligent - a classic * KIRKUS * A humbling and exalting book ... Ranks with the great scientific achievements of the twentieth century * WASHINGTON POST * I can't imagine a more vivid or unexpectedly moving introduction to chimpanzees in the wild than Jane Goodall's * NEW YORK TIMES *