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Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
The lives and careers of ten Hispanic Americans are presented in this timely collective biography from the "American Profiles" series. The scientists, including three women, come from a variety of Hispanic regions, including Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Columbia and the U.S. Southwest. A nice range of scientific fields, such as: medicine, physics and wildlife biology are represented. Each profile includes several black and white photos, a chronology and a further reading section, which is helpfully divided into books written by the scientist, books about the scientist, and books on related topics. An introduction and index round out this inspirational collection.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up--A look at 10 Hispanic Americans who have made important contributions in various fields of science since the end of World War II. Luis Alvarez, Francisco Dallmeier, Adriana Ocampo, Margarita Colmenares, and Ellen Ochoa are among the individuals profiled. Each entry includes basic information about the scientist's date and place of birth, parents' backgrounds, childhood interests, education, and a description of his or her personal and professional achievements. Oleksy interviewed all of the scientists except Alvarez, who died in 1988. Quotes from these interviews enliven the text. Some of the people commented on how being Hispanic American has impacted on their careers and they offer advice to students. The lists of further reading at the end of each chapter include books by the scientists and materials on related topics. Good-quality black-and-white photos appear throughout. This title will be useful for reports and for teachers seeking to highlight the achievements of contemporary scientists.--Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816037049
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: American Profiles Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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