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Scientists (Women in Profile) (Women in Profile Ser.)

Hacker, Carlotta

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ISBN 10: 0778700283 / ISBN 13: 9780778700289
Published by Crabtree Publishing Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1998
Used Condition: Good+ Soft cover
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Bend on bottom edge of cover. Tight, unmarked copy. Recommended for ages 9-12. Profiles of 20 women who made their mark on science. Includes photos, a glossary, bibliography, and index. From Sarah McLean, New Portland Library, New Portland, Jan. 1999: "There are few books about women scientists, and that is why this book is wonderful for developing minds of children, especially young girls.". Bookseller Inventory # 008354

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Title: Scientists (Women in Profile) (Women in ...

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Large Pb

Book Condition:Good+

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Chronicles the lives and achievements of noted female scientists, including astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell, primatologist Dian Fossey, and anthropologist Margaret Mead

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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.

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