Africa in My Blood: An Autobiography in Letters
The Early Years
ISBN10: 0618127356 ISBN13: 9780618127351 Contributors: Goodall, Jane Publisher: Mariner Books Published: Apr 22 2001 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
AFRICA IN MY BLOOD is an extraordinary self-portrait, in letters and commentary, of Jane Goodall's early years, from childhood to the landmark publication of IN THE SHADOW OF MAN. It reveals this remarkable woman more vividly and clearly than anything that has been published before, by her or about her. We see Goodall grow from a schoolgirl into the promising young candidate whom the legendary Louis Leakey sent to a wildlife preserve on the shores of Lake Tanganyika to undertake a revolutionary study of chimpanzees. At Gombe we see her immerse herself in the lives of wild animals as no one had done before. AFRICA IN MY BLOOD is a dramatic, moving, funny, and important book that tells the story of how an English girl who loved animals became one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.