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Through a Window

Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe

Jane Goodall



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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
28 January 2020
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.
By:   Jane Goodall
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781474615822
ISBN 10:   1474615821
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   28 January 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Through a Window: Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe

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 *

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