The Sky's the Limit: Stories of Discovery by Women and Girls

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nov 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 73 pages
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They study the night sky, watch chimpanzees in the wild, and dig up ancient clay treasures. They search the beach for rare fossils, photograph old rock carvings, explore the hazards of lead poisoning, and wander into dark caves. And in their watching, digging, and wandering they become discoverers. Young and old, they are women and girls who discover seventy-million-year-old sea lizards, the very origins of counting and writing, Stone Age cave art, mysterious matter in the universe, and how a puddle of water can be sanitized when heated by the sun.
Here is a tribute to the findings and revelations of these remarkable women and girls: to their perseverance, their epiphanies, their wondrous curiosity. Brought to life by stunning collage illustrations, these inspiring stories drawn from primary sources consistently probe into still unanswered questions. Here are discoveries that open our eyes not only to what women and girls can accomplish but also to the astonishing world in which we live.
 

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This nonfiction text contains women and girls that have contributed to world society through their inventions and discoveries. It tells of the woman that discovered the origins of writing and counting ... Read full review

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Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Team Moon , winner of the Sibert Medal. Her books have received numerous starred reviews, appeared on best books lists, and won many awards, including the IRA Children's Book Award and Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her family. Visit her website at www.catherinethimmesh.com .

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