By Jeannine Atkins
Maria Merian was once definite that caterpillars weren't depraved issues born from dust, as most folks of her time believed. via cautious statement she came upon the reality approximately metamorphosis and documented her findings in beautiful work of the existence cycles of insects.
More than a century later, Mary Anning helped her father acquire stone sea creatures from the cliffs in southwest England. To him they have been in basic terms a resource of source of revenue, yet to Mary they held a much better fascination. Intrepid and sufferer, she ultimately came across fossils that might switch people’s imaginative and prescient of the past.
Across the sea, Maria Mitchell helped her mapmaker father within the whaling village of Nantucket. At evening they explored the starry sky via his telescope. Maria longed to find a brand new comet—and after years of learning the evening sky, she ultimately did.
Told in bright, evocative poems, this gorgeous novel celebrates the enjoyment of discovery and discovering ask yourself on the earth round us.
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Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins