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Now at the age of 60, she continues to break the mold of scientist by revealing how her research and worldwide conservation institutes spring from her childhood callings and adult spiritual convictions. Reason for Hope is a smoothly written memoir that does not shy away from facing the realities of environmental destruction, animal abuse, and genocide. But Goodall shares her antidote to the poison of despair with specific examples of why she has not lost faith. For instance, she shares her spiritual epiphany during a visit to Auschwitz; her bravery in the face of chimpanzee imprisonment in medical laboratories; and devotes a whole chapter to individuals, corporations, and countries that are doing the right thing. But most of all Goodall provides a beautifully written plea for why everyone can and must find a reason for hope. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Look man, Jane is tops in my book. She's a little older than me, so I was fairly young watching documentaries of this woman who seemed so dedicated, so thoughtful, that she became... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Franks here
The best of Goodall. Great as a book club title. Great for a general reader regardless of your interests.Published 9 months ago by Professor Dave
She writes of some very difficult themes, but important themes of our collective cruelty and insensitivity to the living creatures of this earth. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ravaladez
Having heard a lot about Jane Goodall and her work, along with several excerpts from her various writings, I wanted to read one of her books. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Adam Flanders