Reason for Hope


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GOODALL, Jane. Reason for Hope. A Spiritual Journey… With Phillip Berman. (New York): Warner, (1999). Octavo, original half black cloth, pictorial front endpaper, original dust jacket.

First edition of Goodall's thoughtful account of her life and spirituality, inscribed on the title page by her, "For J— & N— Hear your hearts. Jane Goodall."

In this memoir by the award-winning scientist and primatologist, Goodall traces her "ambitions and accomplishments back to their childhood roots… Reason for Hope is an appropriate title; to track Goodall's spiritual journey is to become aware that hope is essential to action" (New York Times). Co-authored with religious scholar Phillip Berman, Reason for Hope offers "a remarkable story… passionate and convincing" (Washington Post). Described by her biographer Dale Peterson as "the woman who redefined man," Goodall here "speaks of states of grace… and the application of these intuitive capacities for good in science and everyday behavior" (Kirkus). With over 30 pages of illustrations; color front endpaper from a photograph by Steve Bloom. Dust jacket front panel with small circular PBS label, referencing the 1999 film of the same name.

A fine inscribed copy.

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