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All in a drop

how Antony van Leeuwenhoek discovered an invisible world
This chapter book biography shows how a self-taught scientist was the first to observe the microbial life in and around us. By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanities understanding of the oft-invisible world around us.

Rachel Carson

In graphic novel format looks at the life of American biologist, Rachel Carson.

Biology for kids

science experiments and activities inspired by awesome biologists, past and present
". . . offers a series of snapshots of 25 scientists famous for their work with biology, from ancient history through today. Each lab tells the story of a scientist along with some background about the importance of their work, and a description of where it is still being used or reflected in today's world. A step-by-step illustrated experiment paired with each story offers kids a hands-on opportunity for exploring concepts the scientists pursued, or are working on today. Experiments range from very simple projects using materials you probably already have on hand, to more complicated ones that may require a few inexpensive items you can purchase online"--Publisher provided.

Fox & I

an uncommon friendship
A solitary woman's inspiring, moving, surprising, and often funny memoir about the transformative power of her unusual friendship with a wild fox. Catherine Raven left home at 15, fleeing an abusive father and an indifferent mother. Drawn to the natural world, she worked as a ranger in national parks, at times living in her run-down car on abandoned construction sites, or camping on a piece of land in Montana she bought from a colleague. She managed to put herself through college and then graduate school, eventually earning a PhD in biology and building a house on her remote plot. Yet she never felt at home with people. Except when teaching, she spoke to no one. One day, she realised that a wild fox that had been appearing at her house was coming by every day precisely at 4:15.

The vast wonder of the world

biologist Ernest Everett Just
A brief biography of African American biologist Ernest Everett Just, discussing his life and accomplishments as a scientific pioneer.

Once there were wolves

"From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a #1 IndieNext pick, a gorgeous and pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands. Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska. Inti is not the woman she once was, either, changed by the harm she's witnessed--inflicted by humans on both the wild and each other. Yet as the wolves surprise everyone by thriving, Inti begins to let her guard down, even opening herself up to the possibility of love. But when a farmer is mauled to death, Inti knows where the town will lay blame. Unable to accept her wolves could be responsible, Inti makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn't make the kill, then is something more sinister at play? Charlotte McConaghy's Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves--if she isn't consumed by a wild that was once her refuge"--Provided by the publisher.

Biologists in action

Explains how Biologists study life, from tiny organisms to large animals, in fields such as zoology, botany, ecology, microbiology, and molecular biology, and explores how biologists' work applies to life on the planet.

Rachel Carson

Describes Rachel Carson, a 20th century marine biologist and science writer, whose work on the harmful effects of the insecticide DDT helped to raise awareness about humanity's impact on the natural world and the often-unintended consequences of scientific progress.

Juliane Koepcke

lost in Peru
A biography of Juliane Koepcke, focusing on her survival story after her plane crashed in the jungles of Peru. Includes survival tips.


"Did you know that biologists help people understand life on Earth? They explain how all living things are connected. Discover more fascinating facts in Biologist, a STEM Careers book"--Amazon.


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