Jane Goodall
A Biography
by Meg Greene
August 2005, 172pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-33139-8
$39, £30, 34€, A54
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Explores the life of scientist Jane Goodall, whose life-long research, writing, and teaching have led to new understandings of animal behavior and the importance of conservation.

Even as a young girl, Jane Goodall was fascinated with animals. As she grew older, she would have the opportunity to begin her research on chimpanzees under the guidance of notable anthropologist Louis Leakey. With Leakey’s encouragement and support, Goodall pursued her Ph.D. and began research at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania. It was there that she would make significant discoveries regarding chimpanzee behaviors. These discoveries, along with her tireless efforts for conservation, have led to numerous awards during her career of over 40 years.

Goodall’s life is revealed from her earlier days growing up in England and the influence of her mother, to her experiences living and observing chimpanzees in Africa, and her undying efforts to promote conservation of wildlife. A timeline lists important events in her life, and a bibliography of print and electronic sources provides suggested readings for students and general readers.


"Well-researched chapters help students answer typical inquiry-based research questions....Accurate, accessible biography that goes beyond facts to create an engaging profile of an exceptional personality."—School Library Journal, March 1, 2006
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