Those of you who first came to know of Jane Goodall through her seminal books about the chimpanzees of Gombe, In the Shadow of Man and Through a Window, will be happy to know that the books have been re-released in new, updated editions
In the Shadow of Man
, first released in 1971, is an overview of Jane’s world-renowned field study of chimpanzees
in Tanzania, covering the years through 1970 and including the major discovery of tool use. It contains a new preface by Jane and foreword by primatologist Richard Wrangham.
Through a Window, first published in 1990, discusses later observations from Gombe, including the four-year “war” between the Kasekela and Kahama chimp groups, as well as courting behavior/consortships. It also contains a new preface and an 11-page afterword by Jane that will bring you up-to-date on the always-fascinating world of the Gombe chimpanzees.
These reissues come at a significant time. Fifty years ago, Jane first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.