Renowned scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall grew up in southern England, where she dreamed of traveling to Africa to study its fascinating animals. In 1960 at the age of twenty-six, she realized that dream by traveling to Tanzania to observe the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park. Defying convention by giving the chimps names instead of numbers, she came to discover that chimpanzees have distinct personalities and long-lasting family bonds. Her passionate study of these magnificent animals led her to found the Gombe Research Center, as well as the Jane Goodall Institute, of which she is the scientific director. She has also invited young people to join her in preserving wildlife habitats and confronting environmental issues by developing a program called "Roots & Shoots," which boasts more than 6,000 groups registered in 87 countries. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Jane Goodall has written books for both adults and children.Goodall, Jane is the author of 'Rickie and Henri A True Story', published 2004 under ISBN 9780698400023 and ISBN 069840002X.