Girls who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists

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Dawn Publications, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 63 pages
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If there is a pre-teen or adolescent in your life, especially a girl, take a look at this empowering, inspiring chapter book. It portrays the youths and careers of six remarkable women whose curiosity about nature fueled a passion to steadfastly overcome obstacles to careers in traditionally men-only occupations. The six--Maria Merian (b.1647), Anna Comstock (b.1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b.1907), Rachel Carson (b.1907), Miriam Rothschild (b.1908), and Jane Goodall (b.1934)--all became renowned scientists, artists and writers. A wonderful resource for young researchers and biographers, these stories can be a starting point for issues of gender, science, and the environment.

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These six female naturalists were really fascinating to me, even though I'd only heard a bit about a couple of them. They were pioneers in their fields, looking at things a different way, perhaps ... Read full review

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Granddaughter loved this book great information for a 5th grade level Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Jeannine Atkins is the author of eleven books for young readers, including Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists and Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie and Their Daughters. She teaches creative writing at Simmons College and Children's Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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