Margaret Mead: The Century's Greatest Anthropologist Who Has Helped People to Understand Their Differences (Scientists Who Have Changed the World)

 
9781850152583: Margaret Mead: The Century's Greatest Anthropologist Who Has Helped People to Understand Their Differences (Scientists Who Have Changed the World)
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At the age of twenty-four and fresh from college, Margaret Mead set out alone from Philadelphia for Samoa to do eight months of research into the culture of a virtually unknown people. It was the beginning of a career during which she was to overturn many cherished Western beliefs about family, child-rearing, and the roles of the sexes in society.

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"If you're looking for student friendly scientific biographies, look no further. This series delivers vital biographical information while focusing on scientific principles and applications. Each volume contains a table of contents, chronology, glossary, short list books, index, and Web sites for additional references. A full-sized photograph of the scientist in a plasticized cover attracts readers and the heavy, glossy paper is easy on the eye. The layout offers plenty of white space and interesting juxtaposing of text with illustrations. Text headings and subdivisions are clearly marked. The illustrations are outstanding. Photographs, drawings, and other illustrations were well documented with short narrative explanations. Students looking for report materials will find these an excellent choice. All in all, it's a fine purchase for middle schoolers. Recommended."
-- The Book Report (March/April 2002) (Book Report 20020401)

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"Recommended for elementary and middle school students. The title provides young readers with an in-depth look at the legendary Marconi who at a young age sought milestones in the study of the wireless. This book is staightforward and easy to read. The cover is attractive and the pictures along with the easy to read text provide information that sustains the reader's attention. Information can be correlated with the social studies curriculum. This book would be a great resource for elementary and middle school students. A welcome addition to most library collections."
-- Tri-State Young Adult Book Review Committee (November 2001) (Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee 20011101)

"These high quality biographies provide in-depth looks at the background and education of the scientists... Solid additions for science assignments and reports."
-- School Library Journal (February 2002) (School Library Journal 20020201)

"An even, straightforward rhythm that moves at a pace quick enough to hold the attention of juvenile readers... If all the books in the ?Giants of Science? series are as informative and well written as this one... they indeed represent an outstanding contribution to the field of children?s literature."
-- The Anniston Star (January 2002) (The Anniston Star 20020101)

"This book is straightforward and easy to read. The cover is attractive and the pictures along with the easy to read text provide information that sustains the reader?s attention. Information can be correlated with the social studies curriculum. This book would be a great resource for elementary and middle school students. A welcome addition to most library collections."
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Gr 5-8-These biographies cover the lives of the scientists with emphasis placed on their contributions to their respective fields. Pollard explains how Mead's lifework of studying the cultures of the South Pacific informed and eventually defined our ideas of culture, diversity, and anthropology in the 20th century. Some criticism of her work is included and her nonconformist lifestyle is noted. Sproule does a good job of explaining the science behind the Wright brothers' flight and the progression and enormity of their efforts at Kitty Hawk to worldwide air travel. This is one of many titles about these pioneers. Enticing covers, slim size, and inviting format with lots of full-color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions will attract readers.-Jean Gaffney, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, OH

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