Through a Window by Jane Goodall
My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe

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Through a Window is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined community—one that reads like a novel, but is one of the most important scientific works ever published.The community is Gombe, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where the principal residents are chimpanzees and one extraordinary woman who is their student, protector, and historian.

In her classic In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall wrote of her first ten years at Gombe. In Through a Window she brings the story up to the present, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives.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. In short, we see every emotion known to humans stripped to its essence. In the mirror of chimpanzee life, we see ourselves reflected.

 

About Jane Goodall

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Jane Goodall is the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees. An internationally renowned conservationist, she is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and has received many distinguished awards in science. Dr. Goodall is also the author of many acclaimed books, including the bestseller Reason for Hope.
 
Published April 7, 2010 by Mariner Books. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, History, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Absolutely smashing account by famed ethologist Goodall (The Chimpanzees of Gombe, 1986) of three decades spent observing chimps on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

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