The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times Audiobook, by Jane Goodall
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Author: Douglas Abrams, Jane Goodall Narrator: Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Series:The Global Icons Series Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250810663

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In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?

Looking at the headlines―the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval―it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.

Jane Goodall, the world’s most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the internationally bestselling co-author of The Book of Joy, explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her “Four Reasons for Hope:” the amazing human intellect, the resilience of Nature, the power of young people, and the indomitable human spirit.

Drawing on decades of work that has helped expand our understanding of what it means to be human and what we all need to do to help build a better world, The Book of Hope touches on vital questions, including:

  • How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless?

  • How do we cultivate hope in our children?

  • What is the relationship between hope and action?

Filled with moving and inspirational stories from Jane’s remarkable career, The Book of Hope is a deeply personal conversation with one of the most beloved figures in the world today.

While discussing the experiences that shaped her discoveries and beliefs, Jane tells the story of how she became a messenger of hope, from living through World War II to her years in Gombe to realizing she had to leave the forest to travel the world in her role as an advocate for environmental justice. And for the first time, she shares her profound revelations about her next, and perhaps final, adventure.

The second audiobook in the Global Icons Series―which launched with the instant classic The Book of Joy with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu―The Book of Hope is a rare and intimate look not only at the nature of hope but also into the heart and mind of a woman who revolutionized how we view the world around us and has spent a lifetime fighting for our future.

There is still hope, and this book will help guide us to it.

A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books

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  • “[Goodall’s] infectious optimism and stirring call to action make this necessary reading for those concerned about the planet’s future…[Her] rousing testament will resonate widely.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Vibrant with wry humor, scientific fact, grassroots advances, compassion, and spiritual depth, this compelling and enlightening dialogue of hope amplifies Goodall’s mantra: ‘Together we can. Together we will.’“

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “The personal testament of a traditional idealist with the belief that we are put on Earth for a purpose…An estimable researcher and activist tells stories and delivers uplifting advice.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Dr. Jane Goodall is an ethologist and environmentalist. Her research at Gombe national park has given us an in-depth understanding of chimpanzee behavior. The research continues, but since then she has travelled the world raising awareness and learning about the threats we all face today, especially climate change and loss of biodiversity. As author of many books for adults and children and featured in countless documentaries and articles, she has reached millions around the world with her lectures, podcasts, and writings. She was appointed as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, is a Dame of the British Empire, and has received countless honors from around the world. Through her sixty years of groundbreaking research, she has become one of the most recognized living scientists in the world.