Books That Inspire 2011

In the Shadow of Man
Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall forever changed our understanding of chimpanzees and of ourselves. In the Shadow of Man, published just over 10 years into a career that now spans more than five decades, recounts Goodall's observations of the chimpanzees living in the Gombe Stream Reserve, Tanzania. Through Goodall's eyes, we see the day-to-day joys and sorrows of David Graybeard, Flo, and the other animals. In reading this book, we also experience the thrill of scientific discovery, the isolation of life in the field, and the roots of Goodall's passion for preserving the lives and environments of our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees.

Diane M. Warren
Associate Professor