Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists

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Girls Who Looked Under Rocks The six women portrayed in this book--Maria Merian (b. 1647), Anna Comstock (b. 1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b. 1907), Rachel Carson (b. 1907), Miriam Rothschild (b. 1908) and Jane Goodall (b. 1934)--all grew up to become award-winning scientists, writers and artists, as comfortable with a pen as with a magnifying glass. They all started out as girls who didn't run from spiders or snakes, but crouch... Full description

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Jeannine Atkins is the author of several books for young readers about courageous women, including" Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science" and the highly praised "Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters". Jeannine teaches children s literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and writing at Simmons College. She lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at JeannineAtkins.com.

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Profiles the lives and influences of six female naturalists: Maria Sibylla Merian, Anna Botsford Comstock, Frances Hamerstrom, Rachel Carson, Miriam Rothschild, and Jane Goodall.

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