Jane Goodall has had a significant impact on the lives of innumerable people around the world. A new book edited by Dale Peterson (Dr. Goodall's biographer) and me, titled "The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall," contains essays written by researchers, including some who worked with Dr. Goodall, and many other people whose lives she has touched (the Kindle edition can be bought here). The seven parts of the book, highlighting Dr. Goodall's vast and wide-ranging influence cutting across age, gender, and culture, are called Jane as friend, Jane as colleague, Jane as partner, Jane as professor, Jane as naturalist, Jane as exemplar, Jane as visionary, and Jane as inspiration. The book was a gift to her on her 80th birthday. Dr. Goodall still tirelessly travels the world making huge positive differences in the lives of numerous people and nonhuman animals (animals).
The description of the book provided by the publisher, Trinity University Press, much of it taken from the book's introduction, clearly lays out why the book was compiled and highlights some of Dr. Goodall's wide-ranging contributions: