Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark by Heather Lang

Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

Before Eugenie Clark's groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became a scientist an unexpected career path for...

Title:Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark
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ISBN:0807521876
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark Reviews

  • Elizabeth Stiert
    Jan 29, 2017
    I remember checking out all the books on Eugenie Clark in my elementary school library as a kid. I have always loved sharks and once I started reading about Eugenie, I was blown away by her ambition and drive. I'm glad this book exists because it's more of what I loved as a kid. Ambitious Eugenie Cl...
  • Katie Lawrence
    Dec 08, 2016
    This was a great introduction to Eugenie Clark and her incredible work with sharks. I loved reading the Author's note at the back and learning that Heather Lang met Eugenie Clark while working on this book. How amazing that Eugenie was still diving into her 90's! I also loved that this biography per...
  • Erin
    Dec 22, 2016
    The illustrations are beautifully rendered, and exquisitely capture this scientist's life lived half on land and half underwater. The spread that depicts Genie looking into her goldfish bowl blew me away. The story carries the reader forward gently, emphasizing Eugenie's passion for sharks and cheer...
  • Marty Lapointe-Malchik
    Jan 10, 2017
    SWIMMING WITH SHARKS written by Heather Lang and illustrated by Jordi Solano is a delight to look at, to learn from, and to read aloud. Little Genie’s passion for studying sharks lasted into adulthood when she became known as the Shark Lady. In this book Lang shows the wonder and determination ...
  • Carolyn Combs
    Jan 30, 2017
    Brief overview: Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark, written by Heather Lang, illustrated by Jordi Solano. From childhood to old age, Genie pursued her uncommon passion –sharks. She shattered gender stereotypes of the 1930s, as she spent her life investigating sharks i...
  • Julia
    Feb 02, 2017
    An introduction to "Shark Lady" Eugenie Clark, this book covers many aspects of Clark's life, from her education pushing boundaries when women were not easily accepted in scientific fields, to studying sharks under the seas, finding her own aquarium, and finally, her fight for the lives of sharks as...
  • Kimberly
    Feb 05, 2017
    Wow! This is an excellent easy biography. A year or so ago I read a different biography about Eugenie Clark, one meant for older elementary school kids. This one has less personal information about her, but does a good job illustrating her never-ending curiosity and wonder about the ocean. The illus...
  • Mischenko
    Feb 13, 2017
    Swimming with Sharks by Heather Lang is a book about Eugenie Clark. The story explains how as a child she was fascinated with the ocean and the creatures beneath. As she grew up, she followed her dreams, and became a scientist. Many people believe that sharks are bloodthirsty assassins. Follow along...

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