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Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Author: Jeannine Atkins
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A gorgeously written novel in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists. Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked things born from mud, as most people of her time believed. Through careful observation she discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented her findings in gorgeous paintings of the life cycles of insects. More than a century later, Mary Anning helped her father collect stone sea creatures from the cliffs in southwest England. To him they were merely a source of income, but to Mary they held a stronger fascination. Intrepid and patient, she eventually discovered fossils that would change people s vision of the past. Across the ocean, Maria Mitchell helped her mapmaker father in the whaling village of Nantucket. At night they explored the starry sky through his telescope. Maria longed to discover a new comet and after years of studying the night sky, she finally did. Told in vibrant, evocative poems, this stunning novel celebrates the joy of discovery and finding wonder in the world around us."

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General Fields

  • : 9781481465656
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • : November 2016
  • : United States
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : [Fic]
  • : 2015036450
  • : 208
  • : illustrations
  • : Jeannine Atkins
  • : Hardback