Foley Center Library joins Gonzaga University in welcoming renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall to our campus. Dr. Goodall will present at the McCarthey Athletic Center on April 9, 2013 at 7pm. This guide consists of materials and resources on primatology and conservation, with an emphasis on Dr. Goodall's work.
Books by Jane Goodall:
Books about Jane Goodall:
Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man by Dale Peterson
Jane Goodall by Jo S. Kittinger
The Emergence of Social Cognition in Three Young Chimpanzees by Michael Tomasello and Malinda Carpenter
Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes by Frans De Waal
Nim: A Chimpanzee Who Learned Sign Language by Herbert S. Terrace
Primate Evolution and Human Origins by Russell L. Ciochon and John G. Fleagle
Primate Neuroethology Edited by Michael L. Platt and Asif A. Ghazanfar
Primate Origins and Evolution: A Phylogenetic Reconstruction by R.D. Martin
Washington State is home to primatology research centers (University of Washington & Central Washington University). Also listed below are selected national organizations for professional research, rescue and education on the topic of primatology.
Ai is a thoroughly modern chimpanzee: researchers have taught her to be familiar with language and numbers, to work with tools, and even how to use a computer to earn coins to buy treats from a vending machine. In this program, scientists at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, study Ai’s son, Ayumu, to see if he will prove capable of picking up the same skills by simply watching his mother and other chimps—and perhaps even surpass them. The astonishing results of Ayumu’s efforts provide new insights into animal—and human—intelligence. (54 minutes, 2003)