Scientists (Women in Profile Series)

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9780778700067: Scientists (Women in Profile Series)

In depth profiles of:
Jocelyn Bell Burnell - astronomer
Rachel Carson - marine biologist, science writer
Dian Fossey - primatologist
Mary Leakey - archaeologist, paleontologist
Margaret Mead - anthropologist
Chien-shiung Wu - nuclear physicist
plus numerous brief profiles

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Taken from "Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist" Margaret's first field trip was to Samoa, a group of islands in the Pacific. She chose Samoa because it had not been touched by the modern world. Few outsiders had visited the islands. She arrived in 1925 and spent the next nine months studying the Samoan people's customs and traditions. Margaret lived with the villagers so that she could get to know how they thought and behaved. She found the teenage girls especially interesting. They seemed much happier than American teenagers and seldom quarreled with their parents. Margaret was so impressed that she wrote a book about them called Coming of Age in Samoa. It quickly became a bestseller.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3-6-These attractive titles each feature six women who have had an impact in their fields. Many names will be familiar but each book also includes some women who are less well known. The biographies, generally three to five pages in length, are divided into sections that discuss each woman's "Early Years," "Developing Skills," and "Accomplishments." Sidebars, "Key Events," "Quick Notes," and boxed quotes provide additional facts and background. Each book concludes with brief notes about the contributions of 13 to 15 other women. An abundance of appealing black-and-white and full-color photographs and occasional maps and drawings illustrate the text. Although these books do not include the detailed information found in the "American Profiles" series (Facts On File), they will be useful for short reports or to supplement other resources.
Ann M. Burlingame, North Regional Library, Raleigh, NC
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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