Girls Who Looked under Rocks

Girls Who Looked under Rocks

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The six women portrayed in this book—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 grew up to become award-winning scientists, writers and artists, as comfortable with a pen as with a magnifying glass. Often they were discouraged from getting dirty, much less pursuing careers in science. But they all became renowned scientists, frequently the only women in their fields. They overcame opposition and found ways to pass on their vision of how all lives in nature are beautifully connected. Their stories remind us to look and to look harder and then to look again. Under rotten logs or in puddles, there are amazing things to see.

Author Biography: Jeannine Atkins was a girl who looked under rocks. Particular trees and stones outside her house were familiar as her bedroom and made good spots to wonder. When she grew up, writing became her way to keep exploring and dreaming. She particularly likes combing libraries for stories about amazing girls and women. In addition to this book, they have inspired her picture books, which include Aani and the Tree Huggers and Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon. She lives with her husband and their daughter in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584690115
Publisher: Dawn Publications
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 299,924
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

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Girls Who Looked under Rocks 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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, because they were not immediately accepted into mainstream, male dominated science. This book talks about their personal histories and how they shaped their studies of nature. The women profiled are: Maria Sibylla Merian, Anna Botsford Comstock, Frances Hamerstrom, Rachel Carson, Miriam Rothschild, and Jane Goodall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago