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In the Shadow of Man

by Goodall, Jane

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  • near fine
  • Paperback
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About This Item

Houghton Mifflin, 1983. 1st Edition. . Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1983. First edition thus. This is the third printing of Houghton Mifflin's first paperback edition. Originally published in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin in the US and Collins in the UK in 1971. 8vo. (approx. 9" by 6"). 297 pp. About near fine with a half-inch tear to the fore edge of the rear panel; the top front right corner is slightly upturned. There is a handwritten inscription (not by Goodall) on the half-title: "Guardian Wildlife Award Presented to Jane Goodall May 10, 1986 International Wildlife Par Grand Prairie, Texas." Goodall has signed her name on the title page. Rare signed.

Synopsis

World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall’s account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe is one of the most enthralling stories of animal behavior ever written. Her adventure began when the famous anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey suggested that a long-term study of chimpanzees in the wild might shed light on the behavior of our closest living relatives. Accompanied by only her mother and her African assistants, she set up camp in the remote Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in Tanzania. For months the project seemed hopeless; out in the forest from dawn until dark, she had but fleeting glimpses of frightened animals. But gradually she won their trust and was able to record previously unknown behavior, such as the use—and even the making— of tools, until then believed to be an exclusive skill of man. As she came to know the chimps as individuals, she began to understand their complicated social hierarchy and observed many extraordinary behaviors, which have forever changed our understanding of the profound connection between humans and chimpanzees.   In the Shadow of Man is “one of the Western world’s great scientific achievements” (Stephen Jay Gould) and a vivid, essential journey of discovery for each new generation of readers.

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Bookseller
Paul Johnson Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
495
Title
In the Shadow of Man
Author
Goodall, Jane
Format/Binding
Soft cover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
No Jacket
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition.
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Date Published
1983
Weight
0.00 lbs

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