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

Author(s): Jeannine Atkins


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. Ages 10-16


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General Fields

  • : 9781584690115
  • : Dawn Publications
  • : Dawn Publications
  • : September 2000
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 63
  • : 21ill.
  • : Jeannine Atkins
  • : Paperback
  • : Paula Connor
  • : en
  • : 570.922