Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive

Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive

Planet Earth has more than twice as much water covering its surface than land! In Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive, readers ages 9–12 meet three women who are studying the organisms that live in oceans, wetlands, and estuaries, which offer clues to the very beginnings of life.

  • Combines biology and oceanography while integrating STEM and environmentalism.
  • Introduces readers to real women who are making strides in the field of marine biology, making career goals feel obtainable.
  • Readers learn the impact of marine life and science on the past, present, and future of the earth, as well as the environmental controversies and social impacts of human interaction with natural resources.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $6.95

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL T

Subjects

  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Science
  • STEM - STEAM

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Planet Earth has more than twice as much water covering its surface than land! In Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive, readers ages 9–12 meet three women who are studying the organisms that live in oceans, wetlands, and estuaries, which offer clues to the very beginnings of life.

  • Combines biology and oceanography while integrating STEM and environmentalism.
  • Introduces readers to real women who are making strides in the field of marine biology, making career goals feel obtainable.
  • Readers learn the impact of marine life and science on the past, present, and future of the earth, as well as the environmental controversies and social impacts of human interaction with natural resources.

Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor
School of the Earth, Ocean, & Environment
“This is a wonderful book for those of you who have girls (or any child) interested in marine science.  Not only does it talk about the research each of these amazing women conduct, but their very different paths of how they achieved their goals.”

Kerry L. McPhail, PhD, Associate Professor of Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry, Oregon State University
“Dive into this inspirational book and be immersed in fascinating history, art, and science of an immense undersea world awaiting further exploration.”

Elizabeth A. Burgess, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, John H. Prescott Marine Laboratory, New England Aquarium
“This book encourages a deep curiosity about our oceans, marine life, and the diversity of science. It will inspire any young marine enthusiast to pursue their passions and to follow on from many influential women and their pioneering work in discovering our Blue Planet. The women and information showcased in this book send a message that ‘under water, there are no boundaries.’”

Praise for other titles in the Girls in Science series:

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“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . . Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”

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Karen Bush Gibson

Karen Bush Gibson is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. One of her books about women aviators was named a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and a selection in Air & Space/Smithsonian‘s Best Children’s Books of 2013 roundup of aviation and space-themed books. Karen lives in Norman, Oklahoma.



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Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: T
Subjects: Biology, Environmental Science, Life Science, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 5.75 x 9 , 4-color interior , 112 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor
School of the Earth, Ocean, & Environment
“This is a wonderful book for those of you who have girls (or any child) interested in marine science.  Not only does it talk about the research each of these amazing women conduct, but their very different paths of how they achieved their goals.”

Kerry L. McPhail, PhD, Associate Professor of Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry, Oregon State University
“Dive into this inspirational book and be immersed in fascinating history, art, and science of an immense undersea world awaiting further exploration.”

Elizabeth A. Burgess, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, John H. Prescott Marine Laboratory, New England Aquarium
“This book encourages a deep curiosity about our oceans, marine life, and the diversity of science. It will inspire any young marine enthusiast to pursue their passions and to follow on from many influential women and their pioneering work in discovering our Blue Planet. The women and information showcased in this book send a message that ‘under water, there are no boundaries.’”

Praise for other titles in the Girls in Science series:

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . . Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”


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Karen Bush Gibson

Karen Bush Gibson is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. One of her books about women aviators was named a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and a selection in Air & Space/Smithsonian‘s Best Children’s Books of 2013 roundup of aviation and space-themed books. Karen lives in Norman, Oklahoma.