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Best Jane Goodall Books To Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Jane Goodall books.

1. My Life with the Chimpanzees (1996)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadAs a child, Jane Goodall was given a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee, and she has said her fondness for this figure started her early love of animals. While others thought Jane would be terrified by the toy, she adored it and it inspired a life-long love of animals in her. Jane dreamed of a life spent working with animals, and when she was twenty-six years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimpanzees in the wild. During her expeditions she braved many dangers and she got to know an amazing group of wild chimpanzees—intelligent animals whose lives, in…
Author(s): Jane Goodall

2. In the Shadow of Man (2010)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadWorld-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…
Author(s): Jane Goodall, Richard Wrangham

3. Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe (2010)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadThrough aWindow 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…
Author(s): Jane Goodall

4. Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) (2012)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadA life in the wild! Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall’s up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout….
Author(s): Roberta Edwards , Who HQ, et al.

5. Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey (2000)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadDr. Jane Goodall’s revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of humanity. Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest….
Author(s): Jane Goodall, Phillip Berman

6. Teacher Created Materials – TIME For Kids Informational Text: Jane Goodall – Grade 3 – Guided Reading Level Q (2012)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadDid you know in 1900 an estimated 1 million chimpanzees lived in the wild, and today, there are only about 340,000? Jane Goodall spent years observing, interacting with, and studying chimpanzees, and her true story has been summarized in this easy-to-read, picture-filled Jane Goodall biography for kids. If your child already shows a fascination with animals and would be captivated by the story of Jane and her chimpanzee friends, this book is a perfect choice. Jane Goodall is a wonderful example for children of how to work hard and follow your dreams. This book tells the story of Jane’s studies in the Gombe forest,…
Author(s): William Rice

7. Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants (2015)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadSEEDS OF HOPE takes us from Goodall’s home in England to her home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening–and setting forth simple goals we can…
Author(s): Jane Goodall , Michael Pollan, et al.

8. Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World (2019)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadWinner of The Green Prize for Sustainable LiteratureA Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for BiographyFour influential women we thought we knew well—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters—and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movementThis is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about…
Author(s): Andrea Barnet

9. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas (2015)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadJim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology―and to our own understanding of ourselves. Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable…
Author(s): Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks

10. The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for The Animals We Love (2003)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadCombining her life’s work living among the chimpanzees with her spiritual perspective on the relationship between humans and animals, legendary behavioral scientist Jane Goodall sets forth ten trusts that we as humans have as custodians of the planet: 1. Respect all life 2. Live as part of the Animal Kingdom 3. Educate our children to respect animals 4. Treat animals as you would like to be treated 5. Be a steward 6. Value the sounds of nature and help preserve them 7. Do not harm life in order to learn about it 8. Have the courage of your convictions 9. Act knowing that your actions make a difference 10. Act knowing that you…
Author(s): Jane Goodall, Marc Bekoff

11. Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man (2008)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadThis essential biography of one of the most influential women of the past century shows how truly remarkable Jane Goodall’s accomplishments have been. Goodall was a secretarial school graduate when Louis Leakey, unable to find someone with more fitting credentials, first sent her to Gombe to study chimpanzees. In this acclaimed work, Dale Peterson details how this young woman of uncommon resourcefulness and pluck would go on to set radically new standards in the study of animal behavior. He vividly captures the triumphs and setbacks of her dramatic life, including the private quest that led to her now-famous activism….
Author(s): Dale Peterson

12. Jane Goodall (Women in Science) (2019)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadWomen in Science series takes a highly visual approach to telling the stories of important women scientists. Features include bite-sized text telling the story of a scientist’s life, groundbreaking works, and legacy for young readers (Ages 7-8).Jane Goodall is regarded as the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees. Learn about her passion for animals and the patience she had to study them over long periods in their natural habitat. This book tells Jane’s story: her childhood in England, her groundbreaking work in Africa, and her role as a globetrotting ambassador of the conservation…
Author(s): Alex Woolf, Isobel Lundie

13. Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating (2006)

 Best Jane Goodall Books To ReadThe renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our relationship with the animal kingdom now turns her attention to an incredibly important and deeply personal issue-taking a stand for a more sustainable world. In this provocative and encouraging book, Jane Goodall sounds a clarion call to Western society, urging us to take a hard look at the food we produce and consume-and showing us how easy it is to create positive change.Offering her hopeful, but stirring vision, Goodall argues convincingly that each individual can make a…
Author(s): Jane Goodall , Gary McAvoy , et al.

Best Jane Goodall Books to Read

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The Politics of the Common Good: Dispossession in Australia

Author(s): Jane R. Goodall
ID: 2395917, Publisher: NewSouth, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

DK Life Stories: Jane Goodall

Author(s): Libby Romero; Charlotte Ager
ID: 2399705, Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), Year: 2019, Size: 38 Mb, Format: pdf

Be fearless: 5 principles for a life of breakthroughs and purpose

Author(s): Blackstone Audio, Inc.;Recorded Books, Inc.;Case, Jean;Goodall, Jane
ID: 2574518, Publisher: Simon & Schuster;Blackstone Audio, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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