Dian Fossey

by Gogerly, Liz.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j QL31.F65 G64 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  j QL31.F65 G64 2003
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j QL31.F65 G64 2003
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j QL31.F65 G64 2003
Blending science, and history, this biography series spotlights breakthrough discoveries and the scientists behind them, the effects of the scientists' work in their own life-times and their legacies. Narratives, primary source letters, diary excerpts, and newspaper headlines reveal flashes of inspiration, behind-the-scenes tensions, and spectacular triumphs. Timelines place each life and discovery in the context of significant world events, and color panels explain the science behind the discoveries.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-8. These volumes in the Scientists Who Made History series introduce two significant women in twentieth-century science. Each book recognizes the scientific achievements of its subject and endeavors to broaden readers' understanding of the political and social context of the subjects' lives and work. Fossey profiles a woman who left a career in occupational therapy to become the world's foremost observer of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. When poachers threatened the animals, Fossey became increasingly militant in protecting the gorillas. Her stance, which angered many locals and Rwandan leaders, may have provided the motive for her 1985 murder. Even readers who are not interested in the political aspects of Fossey's life will find themselves gripped by the story of her work. In Franklin, Senker reports how Franklin's x-ray crystallography photo of DNA was shown without her knowledge to James Watson and Francis Crick, which enabled them to solve the puzzle of the structure of the molecule. Franklin, who died in 1958, was not credited for many years for her contribution to this discovery. Though Senker portrays Franklin clearly in the context of her times, when female scholars and scientists encountered much resistance, she emerges as a positive person who enjoyed a challenging and rewarding career. Each book includes many well-chosen photographs and ends with a time line, a glossary, and lists of recommended books and Web sites. Franklin has the distinction of being the only children's book currently available on this intriguing scientist, but both books are valuable additions to the science and biography shelves. Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Scientists who made history.
Subjects Fossey, Dian -- Juvenile literature.
Fossey, Dian.
Primatologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Gorilla -- Rwanda -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Austin :Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers,2003
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
ISBN 0739852256
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