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A World of Her Own : 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers

By: Ross, Michael Elsohn.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women of Action: Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (276 p.).ISBN: 9781613744390.Subject(s): Voyages and travels -- Anecdotes | Women -- Biography | Women adventurers -- Biography | Women adventurers | Women explorers -- Biography | Women travelers -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A World of Her Own : 24 Amazing Women Explorers and AdventurersDDC classification: 920 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; About the book; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Introduction: Women with Wanderlust; Lorie Karnath: A President of Explorers; Part 1: called by Mountains; Annie Smith Peck: A Woman Above Them All; Rosaly Lopes: Where Passion Leads; Constanza Ceruti: Climbing Sacred Mountains with a Humble Heart; Sophia Danenberg: Reaching the Highest Summit; Part II: seeking Nature; Marianne North: Picturing Nature; Martha Maxwell: Exploring Wildlife in the Rockies; Ynes Mexia: In Pursuit of Unknown Flora; Margaret Lowman: Life in the Treetops.
Pamela Rasmussen: Birding Across ContinentsKate Jackson: In Quest of Scaly, Slimy Creatures; Aparajita Datta: Vanishing Wildlife and Forgotten People; Part III: Exploring the World's Waters; Eleanor Creesy: She Sets the Course; Kay Cottee: Alone on the High Seas; Edie Widder: Into the Deep, Dark Sea; Jill Fredston: Rowing Along Cold Coasts; Stephanie Schwabe: Diving into the Dark Frontier; Part IV: long Treks; Isabella Bird Bishop: Health, Horses, Adventure; Annie Kopchovsky "Londonderry": Pedaling Around the World with Chutzpah; Helga Etsby: The Long Walk Across America
Freya Stark: A Fashionable NomadAlexandra David-Néel: Seeking the Unknown; Helen Thayer: Facing Fear in the Far North; Kira Salak: Discoveries in Two Worlds.; Acknowledgments; Resources; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Back Cover
Summary: The stories of two dozen fascinating female explorers, from a wide range of eras, cultures, races, and economic backgrounds, are profiled in this entertaining and educational resource. Each of the women profiled overcame many obstacles to satisfy her curiosity and passions, including Eleanor Creesy, who was a ship's navigator in the 1800s; Kate Jackson, an insatiable investigator of venomous snakes whose work has led her to remote Africa and Latin America; and Constanza Ceruti, the world's only female high-elevation archaeologist, who carries out excavations on the Earth's highest peaks in dangerously thin air and subzero temperatures. Offering not only important historical context but also original interviews with many intriguing modern explorers, this who's who of women explorers will provide inspiration to today's young women interested in nature, science, and a physical challenge.
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Front Cover; About the book; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Introduction: Women with Wanderlust; Lorie Karnath: A President of Explorers; Part 1: called by Mountains; Annie Smith Peck: A Woman Above Them All; Rosaly Lopes: Where Passion Leads; Constanza Ceruti: Climbing Sacred Mountains with a Humble Heart; Sophia Danenberg: Reaching the Highest Summit; Part II: seeking Nature; Marianne North: Picturing Nature; Martha Maxwell: Exploring Wildlife in the Rockies; Ynes Mexia: In Pursuit of Unknown Flora; Margaret Lowman: Life in the Treetops.

Pamela Rasmussen: Birding Across ContinentsKate Jackson: In Quest of Scaly, Slimy Creatures; Aparajita Datta: Vanishing Wildlife and Forgotten People; Part III: Exploring the World's Waters; Eleanor Creesy: She Sets the Course; Kay Cottee: Alone on the High Seas; Edie Widder: Into the Deep, Dark Sea; Jill Fredston: Rowing Along Cold Coasts; Stephanie Schwabe: Diving into the Dark Frontier; Part IV: long Treks; Isabella Bird Bishop: Health, Horses, Adventure; Annie Kopchovsky "Londonderry": Pedaling Around the World with Chutzpah; Helga Etsby: The Long Walk Across America

Freya Stark: A Fashionable NomadAlexandra David-Néel: Seeking the Unknown; Helen Thayer: Facing Fear in the Far North; Kira Salak: Discoveries in Two Worlds.; Acknowledgments; Resources; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Back Cover

The stories of two dozen fascinating female explorers, from a wide range of eras, cultures, races, and economic backgrounds, are profiled in this entertaining and educational resource. Each of the women profiled overcame many obstacles to satisfy her curiosity and passions, including Eleanor Creesy, who was a ship's navigator in the 1800s; Kate Jackson, an insatiable investigator of venomous snakes whose work has led her to remote Africa and Latin America; and Constanza Ceruti, the world's only female high-elevation archaeologist, who carries out excavations on the Earth's highest peaks in dangerously thin air and subzero temperatures. Offering not only important historical context but also original interviews with many intriguing modern explorers, this who's who of women explorers will provide inspiration to today's young women interested in nature, science, and a physical challenge.

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Gr 7-10-This addition certainly lives up to its series name. Naturalist and author Ross tells the stories of different women who stepped outside their comfort zones, overcame hardships, and earned advanced degrees all in order to explore nature, seek adventure, and find personal fulfillment. Divided into four parts-"Called by Mountains," "Seeking Nature," "Exploring the World's Water," and "Long Trek"-the book profiles women such as Sophia Danenberg, who summited Everest in 2006; Constanza Ceruti, who climbs mountains to visit high-elevation archaeological sites; Ynes Mexia, who traversed South America in the 1930s; and homemaker and mother Helga Estby, who with her daughter Clara walked across America in 1896. These are fascinating, well-told stories, sure to intrigue readers. Photographs are scattered throughout the text. A solid collection of inspiring individuals.-Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with Illinois Eastern Community Colls., Mt. Carmel (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Michael Elsohn Ross is a naturalist, a science educator, and the author of more than 40 books for children, including Mama's Milk, Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists, Sandbox Scientist, and Snug as a Bug. He lives in El Portal, California.

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