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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Goodall Narrator: Jane Goodall Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781600248702
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At a time when animal species are becoming extinct on every continent, a time when we are confronted with bad news about the environment nearly every day, Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most renowned scientists, brings us inspiring news 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 firsthand 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 and Their World presents an uplifting, hopeful message for the future of animal-human coexistence.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “These accounts of conservation success are inspirational.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “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

  • “An upbeat compendium that will energize both hands-on and armchair conservationists.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexa | 2/16/2014

    " If there were half as many essays in this book, I would be a fan. But there are too many stories of saving endangered animals that are so similar, they starry to blur which is why I didn't make it through the whole book. Jane does the audio herself which is a treat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 2/7/2014

    " This isn't one you'll want to read cover-to-cover. Nevertheless, it has a lot of great recovery stories and gives an interesting look into Goodall's later years traveling the world to meet all sorts of researchers in the field. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 2/5/2014

    " Important information, but for each animal she discusses it's really the same story as to why they are on the brink of extinction, so I found it a bit boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 2/1/2014

    " Wanted to like this more. It's very long, and focused more on facts than narrative stories so that when read straight through the sections start to sound too similar. There's a nice appendix in the back noting places you can see the animals mentioned in the book. The audio book is read by Jane Goodall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal | 2/1/2014

    " Love the topic....showing the good in humans and how some of our species is fighting for the endangered animals that humans have put in crisis. It is a book that is uplifting and looks at many endangered species of animals, plants, insects, etc. and shows how different groups/individuals have helped to give these animals another chance. It is just so dry and boring at times I had a hard time getting through it. The other pet peeve I have is Jane Goodall has to constantly talk about how sad it was to see this or that endangered species put into captivity when a zoo or aquarium took species into captivity for a breeding program (in order to save the species). It just seems so contradictory that she constantly talks about how sad it is to see these animals in zoos or aquarium for breeding but then she remarks about how wonderful these individuals are that brought whatever species back from the brink. Jane, I get it...you don't like zoos. Not everyone does. But if you're going to talk about how great it is that these animals came back from being critically endangered and point out that zoos helped do this...stop bellyaching about how awful captivity is. Mixed feelings on this read even though Jane Goodall is an amazing individual. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia T. | 1/19/2014

    " Survival stories about formerly endangered species, such as whooping cranes, short-tailed albatrosses, and the tahki spotlight the dedication of field biologists and underscore the need to protect and restore habitats for these rare species." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette | 1/13/2014

    " It is so good to read HOPEFUL things about animal species. I just put it down because I want to portion out the chapters of hope over a few more days. Inspiring and delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brigid | 12/1/2013

    " I am enjoying this book one section at a time, it is very sad, and yet hopeful to hear about the species that are comign back from the edge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 11/19/2013

    " I hope that one day I have the opportunity to meet Jane Goodall -- what an amazing woman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 10/13/2013

    " This is definitely a book to read in small amounts. After a while the chapters blended together a bit for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fatima | 8/26/2013

    " Skimmed this. Lots of great info on selected captive-breeding programs that were successful, both in the US & internationally. Some great photos of recovering & newly discovered species. I liked the concept of this book a lot although the sheer volume of facts was a bit overwhelming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 7/29/2013

    " I really liked this book as I learned a ton about new animals, new places, and things that are being done to save species. Jane Goodall writes so well. I just checked her website and she will be in Tucson at PCC on April 28th for a keynote address - Oh how I wish I could go! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/26/2013

    " Excellent. Jane even inspired me to pick up stranded worms from the pavement and put them back in the grass! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances Bell | 6/5/2013

    " Finally some success stories for the animals and the people who dedicate their whole lives to doing something so worthwhile..... I just wish we could break down so much ignorance and red tape so that EVERYone was working towards the same thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katelyn | 10/19/2012

    " Although not the best wordsmith Jane Goodall's love for animals bleeds onto every page. A far more optimistic read than you usually find about endangered animals and a nice change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/27/2012

    " This book was BORING. I love Goodall and am normally enamored with her writing but this book was just so slow and dry for me. Sorry, Jane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 2/15/2012

    " Jane Goodall is wonderful. Harvest for Hope changed forever the way that I look at food, and this book made me instantly want to go back to school to become a conservation biologist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 11/14/2011

    " I love animals and Jane Goodall! She is such a caring and amazing spirit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 7/24/2011

    " This book is inspiring, but primarily for people who really, really, really care about animals. The mainstream reader will likely tire of the many stories of birds, beetles, etc. by the 4th or 5th chapter. However, anything Jane Austen writes is worth a read in my book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances | 5/7/2011

    " Finally some success stories for the animals and the people who dedicate their whole lives to doing something so worthwhile..... I just wish we could break down so much ignorance and red tape so that EVERYone was working towards the same thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayelet | 9/13/2010

    " Inspiring to see how hard people are working to save the planet and that they are having at least some success. It is a little bit annoying to hear all the details of how she made time to see each person and how she has founded so many groups around the world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 7/7/2010

    " Important information, but for each animal she discusses it's really the same story as to why they are on the brink of extinction, so I found it a bit boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/31/2010

    " This is definitely a book to read in small amounts. After a while the chapters blended together a bit for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 3/30/2010

    " This was almost a 5, but I got really irritated towards the end when Jane kept saying we "could get the full story on the website".

    There were many sections of the book that I really enjoyed, especially the section on island ecology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flissy | 3/15/2010

    " Didn't finish, took it back to the library. I like feel-good stories about animals, so I'll probably revisit it at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 2/6/2010

    " I hope that one day I have the opportunity to meet Jane Goodall -- what an amazing woman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/24/2010

    " I really liked this book as I learned a ton about new animals, new places, and things that are being done to save species. Jane Goodall writes so well. I just checked her website and she will be in Tucson at PCC on April 28th for a keynote address - Oh how I wish I could go! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 May | 1/7/2010

    " An inspiring book cataloging the way humans have interfered in a positive way to assist species on the brink of extinction. Heart-warming, uplifting and informational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 1/3/2010

    " Jane Goodall is wonderful. Harvest for Hope changed forever the way that I look at food, and this book made me instantly want to go back to school to become a conservation biologist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/12/2009

    " This book is inspiring, but primarily for people who really, really, really care about animals. The mainstream reader will likely tire of the many stories of birds, beetles, etc. by the 4th or 5th chapter. However, anything Jane Austen writes is worth a read in my book! "

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