The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, paleontologist
A beautifully illustrated picture book biography of Mary Anning that will enlighten children about the discovery of the dinosaurs and the importance of female scientists.
Written by Linda Skeers and illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miquens.
Mary Anning loved scouring the beach near her home in England for shells and fossils. She fearlessly climbed over crumbling cliffs and rocky peaks, searching for new specimens. One day, something caught Mary's eye. Bones. Dinosaur Bones.
Mary's discoveries rocked the world of science and helped create a brand-new field of study: paleontology. But many people believed women couldn't be scientists, so Mary wasn't given the credit she deserved. Nevertheless, Mary kept looking and learning more, making discoveries that reshaped scientific beliefs about the natural world.
Includes a timeline of Mary Anning's life and lots of fantastic fossil facts!
Reading ages: 4 - 8, Grade levels: 1 - 4
Hardcover; 40 pages; 10.25 x 10.25"
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