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Girls who looked under rocks : the lives of six pioneering naturalists
Atkins, Jeannine, 1953-
Personal Author:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Nevada City, CA : Dawn Publications, [2000]

Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Brief biographies of 6 woman naturalists from the 17th to 21st centuries: Maria Sibylla Merian, Anna Botsford Comstock, Frances Hamerstrom, Rachel Carson, Miriam Rothschild, and Jane Goodall.
Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) -- Anna Botsford Comstock (1854-1930) -- Frances Hamerstrom (1907-1998) -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) -- Miriam Rothschild (1908- ) -- Jane Goodall (1934- ). These women all grew up to become award-winning scientists, writers and artists, as comfortable with a pen as with a magnifying glass. They all started out as girls who didn't run from spiders or snakes, but crouched down to take a closer look. Often they were discouraged from getting dirty, much less pursuing careers in science. But they all became enthusiastic teachers, energetic writers, and passionate scientists -- frequently the only women in their fields. They each 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.
Reading Level:
990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 5 Quiz: 24467 Guided reading level: NR.
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