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by Carlotta Hacker

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Hacker profiles Rachel Carson, Dian Fossey, Mary Leakey, Margaret Mead, and Chien-shiung Wu. Color photos & illustrations.


Hacker profiles Rachel Carson, Dian Fossey, Mary Leakey, Margaret Mead, and Chien-shiung Wu. Color photos & illustrations.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Barriers to professional jobs for women are crumbling; help clear away the rubble and open aspirational paths for the girls you teach or come in contact with by introducing them to the "Women in Profile" series. This title which features six scientists: Jocelyn Bell Burnell, astronomer; Rachel Carson, marine biologist/science writer; Dian Fossey, primatologist; Mary Leakey, archaeologist/paleontologist; Margaret Mead, anthropologist; and Chien-shiung Wu, nuclear physicist, plus brief profiles on eight more women scientists. Each title in the series consists of eye-catching portrait-covers, colorfully photo-illustrated, magazine-style biographies that contain sidebars with "Key Events" and "Backgrounder" columns and pertinent quotations. Readers easily overwhelmed by large blocks of type will be particularly attracted to this series, which includes Explorer, Writers, Scientists, Political Leaders, Musicians, and Nobel Prize Winners.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 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

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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Women in Profile Series
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.17(d)
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 Years

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