Thursday, December 26, 2013

fearless scientists

This book is awesome!

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks.

This is a wonderfully inspiring non-fiction graphic novel. There are great end notes and author notes and a bibliography. You will definitely know where to go if you want to learn more. 

This book will surely resonate with both boys and girls. But, as is often the case, great stories about women scientists create more women scientists. 

Jane Goodall observing chimpanzees in Tanzania…

Birute Galdikas studying orangutans in Indonesian Borneo... 

Dian Fossey went to Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Rwanda to research mountain gorillas...

Be sure to get this book for all the young readers you know. Primates is the kind of book that will inspire new scientists and draw attention to the alarming fact that primates are facing a high risk of extinction.

The book I have is a jacketed hardcover. If you get the same, be sure to look behind the book jacket for an adorable surprise.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait until it's my turn :-)