The Wild Life of Jane Goodall
National Geographic Society, 9781426315183, 96pp.
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Jane Goodall, one of the most recognized scientists in the Western world, became internationally famous because of her ability to observe and connect with another species. A girl of humble beginnings and training, she made scientific breakthroughs thought impossible by more experienced field observers when she was only in her twenties. Then these animals shaped Jane's life. She began tirelessly fighting to protect the environment so that chimpanzees and other animals will continue have a place and a future on our planet. Jane Goodall continues to leave the modern world with an extraordinary legacy and has changed the scientific community forever. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.
About the Author
ANITA SILVEY is the author of 100 Best Books for Children and 500 Great Books for Teens and has devoted more than 40 years promoting books that turn young people--and their families--into readers. To do this she has appeared frequently on NPR, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and radio programs in the United States and Canada to talk about books for children and teenagers. She is the former publisher of children's books for Houghton Mifflin Co. and served as editor-in-chief of Horn Book magazine for 11 years. As Publisher's Weekly has said, "It would be hard to find a more authoritative voice than Anita Silvey." Anita writes the very popular Children's Book-a-Day Almanac that appears online. She also creates narrative nonfiction for children - The Plant Hunters, I'll Pass for Your Comrade, Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, and Patriot, and an upcoming biography about singer-activist Pete Seeger. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.