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The Resource The ghosts of Gombe : a true story of love and death in an African wilderness, Dale Peterson

The ghosts of Gombe : a true story of love and death in an African wilderness, Dale Peterson

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The ghosts of Gombe : a true story of love and death in an African wilderness
Title
The ghosts of Gombe
Title remainder
a true story of love and death in an African wilderness
Statement of responsibility
Dale Peterson
Title variation
True story of love and death in an African wilderness
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book, written by the author of the "definitive" biography of primatologist Jane Goodall, presents in sweeping detail the story of a group of young volunteers and students doing animal behavior research on chimpanzees, baboons, and red colobus monkeys at Dr. Goodall's research site in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park during the late 1960s. Goodall, who began her work in the summer of 1960, was originally sponsored by the great paleontologist Louis Leakey and funded by the National Geographic Society. Her early studies of chimpanzees soon made her world famous as one of the great pioneers in primatology, and she began working to transform her original tented camp into a major field station for animal studies. Then came a tragic event that marked the final summer of that promising first decade and is the focus of this book. At around noon, on Saturday, July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American working at Gombe as a volunteer, walked out of camp to follow a chimpanzee into the forest and never returned. Her body was found six days later floating in a pool at the base of a high waterfall. The Ghosts of Gombe explores the social tensions that developed among the small community of researchers during 1968 and 1969; considers thoroughly how the death might have happened; and describes the painful personal consequences for some of the surviving researchers."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Dale
Dewey number
590.73678
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.D392
LC item number
P48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davis, Ruth
  • Primatologists
  • Biological stations
  • Ghosts
  • Accidents
  • Primatology
  • Chimpanzees
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Gombe National Park (Tanzania)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ghosts of Gombe : a true story of love and death in an African wilderness, Dale Peterson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
222 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780520297715
Lccn
2017036838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
System control number
  • 1884384
  • 873114
Label
The ghosts of Gombe : a true story of love and death in an African wilderness, Dale Peterson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
222 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780520297715
Lccn
2017036838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
System control number
  • 1884384
  • 873114

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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