Hope for Animals and Their World

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gail Hudson , Dr. Jane Goodall , Thane Maynard
Narrator: Dr. Jane Goodall
Genres: Non-Fiction, Science & Technology, Animals & Nature
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Published In: October 2009
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 45 minutes
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From world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes an inspiring message about the future of the animal kingdom.

With the insatiable curiosity and conversational prose that have made her a bestselling author, Goodall - along with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard - shares fascinating survival stories about the American Crocodile, the California Condor, the Black-Footed Ferret, and more; all formerly endangered species and species once on the verge of extinction whose populations are now being regenerated.

Interweaving her own first-hand experiences in the field with the compelling research of premier scientists, Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the truly critical need to protect the habitats of these beloved species. At once a celebration of the animal kingdom and a passionate call to arms, HOPE FOR ANIMALS THEIR WORLD presents an uplifting, hopeful message for the future of animal-human coexistence.

'Goodall's intimate writing style and sense of wonder pull the reader into each account...The mix of personal and scientific makes for a compelling read.' -Booklist

'These accounts of conservation success are inspirational.' - Publishers Weekly

Author Details

Author Details

Maynard, Thane

Thane Maynard is the director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. He earned his bachelor's in environmental studies from Rollins College and his master's in wildlife ecology from the University of Michigan. An active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a Margo Marsh Biodiversity Foundation board member, he graduated from the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at the Harvard Business School as well as the first National Education Leadership Institute (sponsored by WWF and Disney).

Goodall, Jane

Jane Goodall is one of the world's leading conservationists. The author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller, Reason for Hope, she is renowned for her work with the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, as well as for her extensive worldwide lecturing on conservation and preservation of all species.