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The Ghosts of Gombe

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On July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American volunteer at Dr. Jane Goodall's famous chimpanzee research camp in the Gombe Strea... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

On July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American volunteer at Dr. Jane Goodall's famous chimpanzee research camp in the Gombe Stream National Park of Tanzania, East Africa, walked out of camp to follow a chimpanzee into the forest. Six days later, her body was found floating in a pool at the base of a high waterfall. With careful detail, The Ghosts of Gombe reveals for the first time the full story of day-to-day life in Goodall's wilderness camp-the people and the animals, the stresses and excitements, the social conflicts and cultural alignments, and the astonishing friendships that developed between three of the researchers and some of the chimpanzees-during the months preceding that tragic event. Was Ruth's death an accident? Did she jump? Was she pushed? In an extended act of literary forensics, Goodall biographer Dale Peterson examines how Ruth's death might have happened and explores some of the painful sequelae that haunted two of the survivors for the rest of their lives.



Autorentext

Dale Peterson is the author or editor of twenty books, including Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man, Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence (coauthored with Richard Wrangham), The Moral Lives of Animals, and Eating Apes.



Inhalt

Prologue 1
I. The Visit (September 27, 2006) 10
II. Beginnings (November 1967 to June 1968) 14
III. The Golden Summer (June to September 1968) 73
IV. Transitions (September 1968 to March 1969) 110
V. Love, Chimpanzees, and Death (March to July 1969) 146
VI. Aftermath (July 1969 to 2007) 174

Acknowledgments 205
Dramatis Personae 209
List of Illustrations and Credits 213

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Ghosts of Gombe
Untertitel: A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness
Autor:
EAN: 9780520969964
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: University of California Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 06.04.2018
Dateigrösse: 5.3 MB