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Living Dangerously: American Women Who Risked Their Lives for Adventure

Rappaport, Doreen

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ISBN 10: 0060251085 / ISBN 13: 9780060251086
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Title: Living Dangerously: American Women Who ...

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Six stories of American women who defied social convention to undertake dangerous adventures

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Grade 3-6-- A collective biography that reads like a novel. Annie Edson Taylor, Annie Smith Peck, Bessie Coleman, Delia Akeley, Eugenie Clark, and Thecla Mitchell all have one thing in common--they are women who struggled against social conventions and physical challenges to accomplish amazing feats. In 1901, Taylor, 63, went over Niagara Falls in a barrel and lived to tell about it; Peck climbed to the top of the highest mountain in Peru; and Coleman became--20 years after the Wright Brothers' historic flight--the "world's first black licensed pilot." Taxidermist Akeley led a safari to a remote area of Africa in 1925; Clark, ichthyologist and diver, went 70 feet down in the waters of Little Salt Springs to uncover fossilized animal and human bones approximately 6000 years old; and Mitchell, in spite of extreme handicaps, trained for and completed the New York City Marathon. Each of these women's lives is candidly portrayed, making this an excellent starting point for learning about these little-known figures. Black-and-white photographs clarify and enhance the textual descriptions and add enormously to the overall appeal. The facts are well documented in the author's afterword. There is no index, but the extensive bibliography and appendix make the book useful for reports. However, it will serve primarily as interesting and inspirational leisure reading. --April L. Judge, Thousand Oaks Library, CA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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