She Found Fossils
Remarkable stories of women all over the world following careers in in paleontology.
She Found Fossils is a picture book about the history and present diversity of women in paleontology, written by two successful women in the field.
Author Maria Eugenia L. Gold was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Maryland, USA. She has been interested in dinosaurs since her earliest memories and began pursuing a career in paleontology as soon as she was able. She earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Biology from the American Museum of Natural History in 2015 and started a bilingual blog for kids about paleontology news in 2016.
Her research focuses on how dinosaur brains changed as they started to fly. Eugenia Gold is passionate about science education and outreach, especially to underrepresented groups.
Co-author Abagael R. West is from Durham, North Carolina. She has a BA in zoology from the University of Cambridge, and finished her Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2016. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Abagael studies the evolution of mammals at the end of the age of dinosaurs, an interest that has taken her from Scotland to Wyoming, Manhattan to Antarctica.
Illustrator Amy J. Gardiner currently lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She has a BFA in time based digital art from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She specializes in cartoon portraiture and graphic narratives. One thing she really loves is helping others bring their creative visions to life.
Reading age: 4 - 8 years; Grade level: Preschool - 3
Softcover; 60 pages; 8.5" x 8.5"
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