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The Resource Untamed : the wild life of Jane Goodall, by Anita Silvey

Untamed : the wild life of Jane Goodall, by Anita Silvey

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Untamed : the wild life of Jane Goodall
Title
Untamed
Title remainder
the wild life of Jane Goodall
Statement of responsibility
by Anita Silvey
Title variation
Wild life of Jane Goodall
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This biography for children will trace Goodall's life, but each chapter will also focus on two or more the chimpanzees that she observed, with information in sidebars about these particular animals. Along with biographical details, the book will explore the ethical issues that surround Goodall's work and show what has changed in our understanding of Great Apes. What do we know today about these animals in terms of language, speech, tool use, and DNA? How has sophisticated technology - GPS systems, Satellite imagery, portable digital microphones - been used to gain new information about animal populations."--
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Award
  • Amelia Bloomer Lists, 2016
  • Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, 2016.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 4 – 8 — Featuring gorgeous, full-color photographs; primary sources; and fun nature facts, this biography of Jane Goodall will easily entice children. Goodall is presented as inspiring and intelligent as well as down-to-earth in her personality and methods. Silvey focuses on the scientist's relationship to the chimpanzees she studied, and also discusses the anthropologist's trajectory from curious young girl to respected scientist (black-and-white childhood photos and anecdotes add to the appeal). Sidebars provide additional material, such as brief profiles of her mentor, Louis Leakey, and her mother. The photographs of Goodall and her primate friends are beautiful, and the book is well designed and laid out with care. The writing is clear and concise, and learning about the subject's work in such an accessible manner will boost children's self-confidence, especially girls with an interest in science. VERDICT An ideal purchase for science or biography collections.—Shalini Miskelly, St. Benedict Catholic School, Seattle, WA --Shalini Miskelly (Reviewed April 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 4, p185)
  • /* Starred Review */ Silvey (The Plant Hunters ) adeptly chronicles the life of Goodall from her childhood fascination with animal behavior to her groundbreaking field research of chimpanzees in Africa and her work to preserve endangered animals’ habitats. Goodall’s brief foreword offers a persuasive call-to-action for readers to do their part to save the natural world, and Silvey’s clear, engaging narrative moves briskly through Goodall’s career. The book’s photographs, many provided by National Geographic and the Jane Goodall Institute, include shots of Goodall’s face-to-face interactions with chimps, underscoring the animals’ intelligence and compassion, as well as the beauty of their homeland. Encouraged by paleontologist Louis Leakey, Goodall made scientific breakthroughs regarding the similarities between chimpanzees and humans. Text and photos also highlight Goodall’s extreme patience while observing and working with animals, and her tangible bond with and advocacy for them: “Chimp by chimp, Jane became involved in rescue missions around the world, always maintaining that ‘every individual matters.’ ” Incorporating sidebars, bursts, maps, illustrations, and other images, the book’s handsome design makes for easy, enjoyable navigation. Ages 8–12. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 27, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 17, p)
  • Jane Goodall, whose pioneering observations of chimpanzees in the wild changed scientific thinking about the differences between humans and apes, found a broader mission in conservation and education. Silvey surveys the life of "the most recognized living scientist in the Western world" in five chapters that dutifully cover high points but do little to convey Goodall's "wild life" of the subtitle. Moving from Goodall's early interest in animals to her subject's first years in Africa, the author gives examples of the difficulties Goodall faced in Gombe. "Celebrity Scientist" describes some of Goodall's other early activities and lists her most important observations about chimpanzee behavior. "Transformation" shows her career's new direction after 1986 and identifies three organizations she's founded: the Jane Goodall Institute, Roots and Shoots, and TACARE. In "Legacy," the author describes how our views of chimpanzees and methods of observation have changed. The book's lavish design does little to punch up the text. Numerous sidebars (some occupying a full page) interrupt the admiring narrative, which is not entirely chronological, and the many photographs don't always relate to nearby text. The appended, vinelike timeline is hard to follow. The text is frequently set on faint silhouettes of Gombe plants (a key appears opposite the author's introduction); the occasional use of a small, white type on an orange background also decreases legibility. Goodall provides a foreword; extensive backmatter includes maps, sources, and an index. A serviceable biography. (Nonfiction. 10-14)(Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2015)
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Biography type
individual biography
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10428912
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Silvey, Anita
Dewey number
599.8092
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 9-12
  • 1100L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
QL31.G58
LC item number
S55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 8
Reading level
7.4
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True
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Goodall, Jane
  • Goodall, Jane
  • Primatologists
  • Women primatologists
  • Chimpanzees
  • Primatology
  • Chimpanzees
  • Primates
  • Primatologists
  • Women primatologists
  • England
Target audience
juvenile
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the wild life of Jane Goodall
Label
Untamed : the wild life of Jane Goodall, by Anita Silvey
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1090037
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781426315190
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(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014017715
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  • (Sirsi) i9781426315190
  • (OCoLC)879851809
Label
Untamed : the wild life of Jane Goodall, by Anita Silvey
Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1090037
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1 volume
Isbn
9781426315190
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014017715
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781426315190
  • (OCoLC)879851809

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