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Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees : Lessons From Our Closest Relatives

John Crocker, MD ; foreword by Jane Goodall
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Pegasus Books Ltd., 2017.
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781681775685, 1681775689
Summary
John Crocker spent eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He would follow families of wild chimpanzees and learn the fundamental behavioural traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring. Upon returning home and becoming a doctor, Crocker found himself incorporating the lessons he learned into his work as a father and physician.
Contents
  • Foreword / Jane Goodall
  • Preface
  • The main players
  • Map of study site location : Gombe Stream National Park
  • Illustration of author's hut in the Gombe forest
  • Part one. Into the forest. Gombe arrival ; Settling in ; A day in the life of Fifi and Freud ; Of chimps and men ; Madame Bee holds her own ; Trust and security ; My friend and mentor : Hamisi Matama ; Knowing Jane ; Leave-taking
  • Part two. The medical path. Entering the medical field ; Forest reflections : jungle influences in my practice
  • Part three. Return to Gombe. Gombe calling ; Reunion with Jane ; Gombe return ; Back to the forest ; Jane's Peak ; Finding my place ; Forest reflections : how wild chimpanzees helped make me a better father ; A path less traveled : Bubongo Village ; More forest reflections : broadening my perspective on family medicine ; Good-bye again ; Keeping up with Jane
  • Epilogue.
Description
xv, 269 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Notes
  • "December 2017"--Title page verso.
  • Includes index.
Technical Details
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