Women in Science: Rachel Carson

Anne Rooney

£7.99

The titles in the new Women in Science series take a highly visual approach to telling the stories of important women scientists. Each title features bite-sized text telling the story of a scientist’s life, groundbreaking work, and legacy in an engaging and accessible way, illustrated with original artwork and photographs. There are multiple entry points, including timelines, maps and captions. The easy-to-read text and vibrant illustrations will appeal to reluctant readers and introduce them to foundational scientific concepts. 

Rachel Carson was a 20th century marine biologist and science writer, whose work, including the famous Silent Spring, 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. This book tells her story.

About the Author

Anne Rooney is a journalist, blogger, and writer of books for children and adults on subjects ranging from physics to medieval literature.

About the Illustrator

Isobel Lundie graduated from Kingston university in 2015 where she studied Illustration and Animation. She has always been interested in how to make books interactive so children can lose themselves in the narrative . Having worked as an illustrator, she is particularly interested in how exciting, colourful and distinctive artwork can transform stories for children.

Product information

Type: Paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 240 x 212 mm