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The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall

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    Dale Peterson(Editor),Marc Bekoff(Editor)

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In her nearly 60-year career as a groundbreaking primatologist and a passionate conservationist, Jane Goodall has touched the hearts of millions of people. The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall is a collection of testimonies by her friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, an inspiring teacher, a devoted friend, and an engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories. Jane Goodall is the celebrity who transcends celebrity. The distinguished scientist who's open to nonscientific ways of seeing and thinking. The human who has lived among non-humans. She is a thoughtful adult with depth and sobriety who also possesses a child’s psychological immediacy and sense of wonder. She is a great scientific pioneer, and yet her pioneering work goes far beyond producing advances in scientific knowledge. The more than 100 original pieces included in this inspirational collection give us a sense of her amazing reach and the power of the “Jane effect.”

Translated into nine foreign languages, Dale Peterson's books have been distinguished as Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, the Denver Post, Discover, The Economist, the Globe and Mail, Library Journal, and the Village Voice. Two of his books were named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times. He is the author of the definitive biography Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man, The Moral Lives of Animals, Giraffe Reflections, Chimpanzee Travels: On and Off the Road in Africa, and Visions of Caliban: On Chimpanzees and People, which he co-authored with Goodall. He serves as a member of the executive board for PEN New England. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.Marc Bekoff is a former professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, an ambassador for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program, and a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and Goodall co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies in 2000. He is the author of, most recently, Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence, Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed: The Fascinating Science of Animal Intelligence, Emotions, Friendship, and Conservation, the award-winning children’s book Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears (with Jill Robinson), and The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love, which he co-authored with Goodall. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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  • By Mary G. Smith on January 25, 2015

    This is an excellent book, just wonderful. Why? Because it is informative, entertaining and inspiring yet not sycophantic. The inclination where world renowned primatologist Jane Goodall is concerned frequently is to worship and fawn. However, the editors of this large and remarkable collection of brief essays show the woman to be truly extraordinary without making her sound like a Hollywood celebrity. I've known Jane Goodall professionally and personally for over fifty years. As a retired National Geographic senior editor I worked with her closely on projects undertaken by National Geographic and by The Jane Goodall Institute. I urge you to acquire this informative, delightful book. You won't regret it!

  • By Emily Gibson on January 15, 2015

    It is my privilege to have studied wild chimpanzees at Gombe National Park with Dr. Goodall, and this book is a wonderful compilation of the many roles and ways Jane has changed the world, not just for non-human primates and other animals, but for all of us. Every aspiring student of nature who wants to better understand Jane's legacy will enjoy this collection of essays.

  • By Gorilla227 on October 5, 2015

    Very inspiring book relating the effect a magnificent lady had on 100 lives of influential people and how large of an impact one tenacious person can have on changing the way our world is used and perceived. Her love of animals and the protection of them is related, masterfully, through out this book.

  • By Guest on June 3, 2017

    Very inspiring read!!

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  • By Lori Robinson, author of Saving Wild on February 19, 2016

    I have been fortunate to know Dr. Jane all of my life. Since I was a tiny girl I idolized her and wanted to be her (like many women of my baby boom generation). She spawned a herd of conservationists, many of whom, including the co-author of this book (Marc Bekoff) are in my new book Saving Wild. The effect of Jane certainly is true and relevant to me and my life. A great read. Thanks.

  • By Reading Books on August 11, 2015

    What a great role model for women and human beings everywhere! Inspiring read.

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