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  • Author:
    Anne Innis Dagg
  • ISBN:
    0889204632
  • ISBN13:
    978-0889204638
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  • Publisher:
    Wilfrid Laurier University Press; Edition Unstated edition (January 25, 2006)
  • Pages:
    300 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science & Mathematics
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    1834 kb
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    4.2
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Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure Life Writing Wilfrid Laurier Series.

The book’s foreword by South African novelist Mark Behr (author of The Smell of Apples and Embrace) provides further context for and insights into Dagg’s narrative. Anne Innis Dagg graduated with a biology degree from the University of Toronto and earned her PhD in animal behaviour from the University of Waterloo-before many women made careers in science. Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure Life Writing Wilfrid Laurier Series.

In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and .

In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa. Based on extensive journals and letters home, Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicles the realization of that dream and the year that she spent studying and documenting giraffe behaviour. The book’s foreword by South African novelist Mark Behr (author of The Smell of Apples and Embrace) provides further context for and insights into Dagg’s narrative.

Pursuing Giraffe A 1950s Adventure Life Writing.

Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure. To study giraffe, I say. I’m going to write a book about them because there isn’t one. There’s a ranch in the eastern Transvaal where I may be able to watch them. Josiah wrinkles his nose. In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa.

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Pursuing Giraffe book. A young Canadian women studies giraffe in Africa in the 1950's. The book is written from her year-long journal. Most interesting to me is the perspective of an egalitarian North American toward the implementation of apartheid. Sep 24, 2017 Amy rated it really liked it. Seth found this for me for Christmas. It was the perfect book for me as it was about giraffes and pioneering women in science.

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In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa. Based on extensive journals and letters home, Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicles the realization of that dream and the year that she spent studying and documenting giraffe behaviour. Dagg was one of the first zoologists to study wild animals in Africa (before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey); her memoir captures her youthful enthusiasm for her journey, as well as her näiveté about the complex social and political issues in Africa.

Once in the field, she recorded the complexities of giraffe social relationships but also learned about human relationships in the context of apartheid in South Africa and colonialism in Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Kenya. Hospitality and friendship were readily extended to her as a white woman, but she was shocked by the racism of the colonial whites in Africa. Reflecting the twenty-three-year-old author’s response to an “exotic” world far removed from the Toronto where she grew up, the book records her visits to Zanzibar and Victoria Falls and her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. Pursuing Giraffe is a fascinating account that has much to say about the status of women in the mid-twentieth century. The book’s foreword by South African novelist Mark Behr (author of The Smell of Apples and Embrace) provides further context for and insights into Dagg’s narrative.


Danial
An engaging tale that captivated me from the start! I have a love of giraffe and helped me further my study of these amazing, gentle giants.
Unirtay
This book really tells several stories at the same time.

The nominal story is that of studying giraffes in Africa beginning in 1956. This year of study produced numerous scientific papers on the behavior of giraffes, their subspeciation, distribution, food preferences and more.

Beyond giraffes, there are sub stories involved with the 'growing up' of a rather sheltered young lady leaving a private girls school in Toronto to live and work in Africa. Suddenly she is in the Africa of the colonial powers who are beginning to lose their colonial powers as the tide of history begins to move towards black rule. She is in South Africa as the racist rules of apartheid were beginning to be formulated.

She returns to Canada to eventually earn a Ph.D. but is unable to get a university position. 'I'll never give tenure to a married woman,' a science dean tells her, because she has a husband to support her. Later she was was chosen one of eight top living female biologists in Canada by the federal government for the National Museums of Canada. She is now a faculty member at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario in Independent Studies.