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Women in Science: Jane Goodall – Book Review

Women in Science: Jane Goodall – Book Review

Jane Goodall is a formidable figure in the world of science. She is the foremost expert on chimpanzees and has a career spanning more than 50 years. As a primatologist and anthropologist, she has inspired countless other scientists to pursue the field and has been an inspiration to many.

Alex Woolf’s book ‘Jane Goodall: Women in Science’ is a visual treat, tracing Jane’s journey from when she landed on the shores of Tanzania in 1960 to where she is today. The book is meant to serve as an inspiration to budding scientists, guided forward by Jane’s hard work and dedication.

The book is beautifully illustrated by Isobel Lundie, whose drawings have made the book even more engaging through their thoughtfulness and restraint. With no formal training and guided by her love for primates and the urge to study them closely, Jane Goodall fought against the scepticism of the science community.

This book is highly recommended as it traces a lifetime of immense patience, as well as passion. By reading about the life of an amazing woman, the hope is that children will also take their passions and interests seriously – perhaps in due course, turning them into careers in the future.

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