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Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist

How did a nineteenth-century dressmaker revolutionize science? Jeanne Power was creative: she wanted to learn about the creatures that swim beneath the ocean waves, so she built glass tanks and changed the way we study underwater life forever. Jeanne Power was groundbreaking: she solved mysteries of sea animals and published her findings at a time when few of women’s contributions to science were acknowledged. Jeanne Power was persistent: when records of her research were lost, she set to work repeating her studies. And when men tried to take credit for her achievements, she stood firm and insisted on the recognition due to her.

The curiosity, drive, and perseverance of the nineteenth-century woman scientist who pioneered the use of aquariums to study ocean life are celebrated in this gorgeous, empowering picture book! Her legacy lives on in homes, research facilities, and zoos around the world. This is a fascinating tribute to a little-known pioneer of science who changed the way we study ocean life

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"Griffith employs a candid tone to showcase the real-life story of Jeanne Power, who made groundbreaking marine discoveries.... Stone contributes animation-style digital illustrations in a rich color palette. This is an informative, well-paced narrative biography featuring a lesser-known historical figure who persevered. Back matter features further information on Power’s life and legacy, contemporary marine biology and conservation efforts, and a bibliography." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Evan Griffith
Illustrator Joanie Stone
ISBN 0358244323
Publication Date Mar 9, 2021
Publisher Clarion Books
Language English