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Rosalind Looked Closer: An Unsung Hero of Molecular Science

As a Jewish girl in England, Rosalind Franklin grew up against the backdrop of World War II. Fascinated with the natural world, as well as the invisible world that she could only see through her microscope, Rosalind developed a passion for science during a time when few women were recognized for their contributions to the field. Despite her father's discouragement, Rosalind studied chemistry at Cambridge University and went on to study the molecular structure of carbons and DNA molecules.

As a scientist, she learned a new technique called X-ray diffraction to take photos of molecular structures. With this technique she captured an image of DNA that was unlike any other image that had been seen before. She saw an image of a helix made up of repeating strands of DNA. It was mesmerizing. This was what the DNA double helix looked like up-close — one of the most important findings of the 20th century.

An unsung hero of molecular science, Rosalind persisted even when men took credit for her work, going on to research the molecular shape of the viruses. Rosalind Looks Closer is the inspiring story of a persistent woman whose research in molecular biology changed the world.

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"Gerin is meticulous and admiring in presenting Rosalind’s accomplishments, placing them in the context of world events across several decades and stressing her subject’s intensity and patience despite many frustrations. At several stages readers are reminded that Rosalind 'always took a closer look'.... A new generation is introduced to a fascinating woman of science whose story deserves to be more widely known." — Kirkus Reviews

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Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Lisa Gerin
Illustrator Chiara Fedele
ISBN 1506470653
Publication Date Aug 30, 2022
Publisher Beaming Books
Language English