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Reason For Hope by Jane Goodall, Phillip Berman


Reason For Hope by Jane Goodall, Phillip Berman

Those who know Jane Goodall through her many books, speeches, and National Geographic television specials, know she is obviously no ordinary scientist. She is a genuinely spiritual woman who cares passionately about the preservation and enhancement of life in all its forms.Based upon the many spiritual experiences that have graced and shaped her outlook on life, Dr. Goodall is convinced there is a higher purpose to life, and that this purpose can best be served by a sense of reverence for creation- a commitment to opening our hearts and minds to the spiritual ties that bind us to the Earth.In this book, Dr. Goodall takes us through the pivotal events of her life- her childhood in war-torn England, her relationship with the Leakeys, her groundbreaking work with the chimpanzees of Gombe- and in doing so, touches upon such topics as faith and love, mysticism and science, the origins of good and evil and evolution, and the existence of the soul and of God. She sheds light not only on why millions of people today are hungry for meaning, but on the steps we can take to transform our lives for the better; to rekindle our spirits and reawaken our minds

About the Author

Jane Goodall, the preeminent female scientist of our time, spent years in the Gombe Reserve in Africa studying chimpanzee behavior.Called The Studs Terkel of American Beliefs, (Chicago Tribune).

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Publication date

1st October 2000


Jane Goodall, Phillip Berman

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Grand Central Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown & Company


304 pages


Autobiography: general
Zoology & animal sciences



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