Why is Earth called the Blue Planet? Because there’s so much water on the surface that the planet looks blue from outer space!
Marine biology is the study of the plant and animal life in salt water environments, from microscopic plankton to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale. In Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive readers ages 9 to 12 explore the careers of three women who work within the science of marine biologyNatalie Arnoldi, Ashanti Johnson, and Lauren Mullineaux.
Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls’ interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Compelling stories of real-life scientists provide readers with role models that they can look toward for examples of success.
Marine Biology uses engaging content, links to primary sources, and essential questions to whet kids’ appetites for further exploration and study. This book explores the history of marine biology, the women who made key discoveries, and the multitude of varied careers in this exciting and important field. Marine Biology encourages both boys and girls to envision what lies beneath the miles of water that make up our planet.
About the Author
Karen Bush Gibson is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and a member of the Society of Children 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.
Lena H. Chandhok earned her degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. Her work for Nomad Press includes illustrating Technology: Cool Women Who Design and Astronomy: Cool Women in Space. Lena currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Mysteries Under the Oceans
Chapter One: Life Is All Wet
Chapter Two: Natalie Arnoldi, Marine Biologist
Chapter Three: Ashanti Johnson, Oceanographer
Chapter Four: Lauren Mullineaux, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole