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

  • Michele Knott
    Nov 08, 2016
    Another strong American woman biography from Lang.Not only can you use this book as a book that shows the strong character of a woman in history, you can also use it to see the many ways a scientist gets information about a subject!...
  • Rebecca Cynamon-murphy
    Dec 07, 2016
    Eugenie Clark was my childhood hero once I connected the cool kid described in a Weekly Reader article to the neat lady in the autobiography I found in the shark section in the library. This book is not the picture book I would have written. There are so many anecdotes that made Dr. Clark an interes...
  • 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...
  • Cindy Mitchell
    Jan 01, 2017
    Lang, Heather Swimming with Sharks: the daring discoveries of Eugenie Clark, pictures by Jordi Solano. PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHY. Albert Whitman, 2016. $17.Genie Clark was always fascinated by sharks. In the 1930’s when she was a child, women really didn’t become scientists, but she persevere...
  • Jana
    Jan 05, 2017
    This fascinating picture book biography tells the story of Eugene Clark, a scientist who was one of the first people to study sharks in their natural habitat. Clark's life story is inspirational and fascinating as she became a scientist at a time when there weren't many women in the field. The illus...
  • Sherry Hutchins
    Jan 10, 2017
    An incredible children's book! Got it for my nephew for Christmas but had to enjoy it myself first! Heather is a wonderful writer that takes you into the depths of the ocean without being afraid of the sharks!...
  • 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 ...

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