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Jane Goodall's adventures with the chimpanzees and the important discoveries she has made about them have gained her worldwide recognition. Now she tells her exciting story in her own words! New, revised edition, updated by the author.


When Jane Goodall was twenty-six years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimps in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers of the jungle and survived encounters with leopards and lions in the African bush. And she got to know an amazing group of wild chimpanzees - intelligent animals whose lives, in work and play and family relationships, bear a surprising resemblance to our own.

Jane Goodall has also written the bestseller In the Shadow of Man and The Chimpanzee Family Book. In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation to promote animal research throughout the world.
SUMMARY:
A DREAM COME TRUEFrom the time she was a girl, Jane Goodall dreamed of a life spent working with animals. Finally she had her wish. When she was twenty-six years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimpanzees in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers of the jungle and survived encounters with leopards and lions in the African bush. And she got to know an amazing group of wild chimpanzees — intelligent animals whose lives, in work and play and family relationships, bear a surprising resemblance to our own.

Jane Goodall's adventures with the chimps and the important discoveries she has made about them have gained her worldwide recognition. Now she tells her exciting story in her own words.
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published on June 24, 2011 by Byron Preiss Visual Publications
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  • kuzafolecebeve
    kuzafolecebeveThursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:18 am44 starsFeatured
    I chose the book "My Life With The Chimpanzees" by Jane Goodall, who is also the main character. First, this autobiography is non-fiction, the pictures are taken by the Goodall family and others, and finally, this remarkable story contains 156 pages. Jane’s story will never fade away from history, as people admire how she fought her way through challenges she faced during her teen years such as fleeing from World War II, working everyday to earn money in a film industry and as a waitress, and many more difficult experiences. As she and her fondness of animals grew, Jane Goodall traveled to Africa and got a job finding fossils, then, later on in her life, went on an expedition to live among the chimpanzees and observed their way of living in the wild. She went on to becoming famous for her research, as she studied animal behavior, their lifestyle and observed things nobody had realized before. Jane Goodall learned many valuable lessons during her lifetime, many regarding her time with the wild animals. She learned, along with millions of other people, that chimpanzees have every right to have emotions, and to feel. Over the years that Jane watched chimpanzees, she noticed something nobody had before; in certain circumstances, chimpanzees acted just like humans! For example, chimpanzees are threatened and sometimes even badly injured, their owners to be blamed. They’ll comfort each other when times are hard, from a loved one dying to getting caught in a hunter’s trap. Humans do the same, wont they? Also, when a chimpanzee senses danger nearby, he alerts his family and fellow friends, and they go, face the trouble, together. I would recommend this book to anyone who understands how important animals are to Earth, and how us humans rely on their behavior to keep us thriving. I also recommend this book to those who get inspired by Jane Goodall’s attributes. First of all, she was very dedicated to her work for animals. Next, she was also very courageous and brave, as she would face violent monkeys and go deep into the forest in order to witness amazing sights. Finally, she is empathetic and is currently trying to solve the world’s environment problems and is trying to prevent man-made disasters. One unanswered question I would like to ask Jane Goodall- Why did you choose chimpanzees as your main animal to study?
    • horsegirl806
      horsegirl806Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm
      You should see the video if you liked the book!