Rosalind Franklin: DNA Discoverer
Women scientists have made key contributions to the pursuit of science and some of the most important discoveries of all time. In Rosalind Franklin, learn how the British biophysicist and X-ray expert chose to pursue a career in science and helped discover the structure of DNA. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF007090, JNF061010, JNF007120|
|Subject||Biographies, History, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Women in Science – Library Media Connection
Each highly readable and visually appealing volume begins with a defining moment in the person’s career. What follows is an overview of the person’s life and the contributions she made to her field. The books are replete with numerous color photographs and sidebars. Recommended.
Rosalind Franklin: DNA Discoverer (Women in Science) – Booklist
Throughout the book, photos offer glimpses of Franklin, her work, and her world, but the book’s strength lies in its lucid portrayal of her upbringing, personality, and attitudes, as well as her sometimes difficult professional relationships with individual researchers in the almost all-male community of scientists at Cambridge. The main text and sidebars clearly explain the scientific research that so fully engaged her. A strong portrayal.
Women in Science – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
The texts all call particular attention to obstacles faced by professional women in the not so distant past. Much effort is given to explaining each woman’s contribution to her field and elucidating the often complex science involved. . . . Nearly every page includes some visual element, whether a diagram, photograph, or topical focus. Sidebars offer historical context. . . . First-rate research materials and engaging and informative stories for tweens and young teens.