Daily Deals: Through a Window and DoubleTake
Today Amazon offers Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe by Jane Goodall for $1.99
Through aWindow is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined community—one that reads like a novel, but is one of the most important scientific works ever published.The community is Gombe, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where the principal residents are chimpanzees and one extraordinary woman who is their student, protector, and historian.
In her classic In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall wrote of her first ten years at Gombe. In Through a Window she brings the story up to the present, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives.We watch young Figan’s relentless rise to power and old Mike’s crushing defeat. We learn how one mother rears her children to succeed and another dooms hers to failure.We witness horrifying murders, touching moments of affection, joyous births, and wrenching deaths. In short, we see every emotion known to humans stripped to its essence. In the mirror of chimpanzee life, we see ourselves reflected.
Some words about the Author
Jane Goodall continues to study and write about primate behavior. She founded the Gombe Stream Research Center in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, and the Jane Goodall Institute for Wild Life Research, Education, and Conservation to provide ongoing support for field research on wild chimpanzees. She is the author of many books, including two autobiographies in letters, Africa in My Blood and Beyond Innocence. Today Dr. Goodall spends much of her time lecturing, sharing her message of hope for the future, and encouraging young people to make a difference in their world.
Also you can download DoubleTake for your Kindle Fire for free today only.
DoubleTake is a chilled-out yet frantic pair-matching game based on the classic card game Memory. DoubleTake features shiny graphics, soothing sounds and music, and four different game modes for every skill level. Train your brain or just relax and enjoy the pretty colors.
The four game modes give you a wide variety of matching games. Sprint mode is a super-fast game; you get only one minute to match as many pairs as you can. Your score is based on speed. Timed mode is a little less frantic, but you still have a time limit. When you make matches, you restore your time to the time limit.
Survival mode is more relaxing as there is no time limit, but it’s still a challenge. Your health meter depends on accuracy; you lose health points for mismatches, and gain health for fresh matches. Basic mode is the most relaxed mode. Simply match the entire board without penalties for mismatches. Try for the best time and the fewest number of moves.
Build combos for higher scores, and take advantage of the cool power-ups in Survival and Timed modes. DoubleTake improves your memory skills while relaxing your brain.