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The Resource A world of her own : 24 amazing women explorers and adventurers, Michael Elsohn Ross

A world of her own : 24 amazing women explorers and adventurers, Michael Elsohn Ross

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A world of her own : 24 amazing women explorers and adventurers
Title
A world of her own
Title remainder
24 amazing women explorers and adventurers
Statement of responsibility
Michael Elsohn Ross
Title variation
Twenty four amazing women explorers and adventurers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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1952-
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Ross, Michael Elsohn
Dewey number
910.92/52
Index
index present
LC call number
G200
LC item number
.R66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women of action
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  • Women explorers
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Adventure & Adventurers
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • Women explorers
  • Weibliche Forschungsreisende
  • Women explorers
Label
A world of her own : 24 amazing women explorers and adventurers, Michael Elsohn Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : 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 continents -- Kate Jackson : in quest of scaly, slimy creatures -- Aparajita Datta : vanishing wildlife and forgotten people -- Part III : Exploring the world's water -- Eleanor Cressy : she sets the course -- Kate 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 Estby : the long walk across America -- Freya Stark : a fashionable nomad -- Alexandra David-Nʹeel : seeking the unknown -- Helen Thayer : facing fear in the Far North -- Kira Salak : discoveries in two worlds
Control code
ocn840465084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781613744383
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013024947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Stock number
1365420
System control number
  • (OCoLC)840465084
  • (Sirsi) a1715697
Label
A world of her own : 24 amazing women explorers and adventurers, Michael Elsohn Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : 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 continents -- Kate Jackson : in quest of scaly, slimy creatures -- Aparajita Datta : vanishing wildlife and forgotten people -- Part III : Exploring the world's water -- Eleanor Cressy : she sets the course -- Kate 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 Estby : the long walk across America -- Freya Stark : a fashionable nomad -- Alexandra David-Nʹeel : seeking the unknown -- Helen Thayer : facing fear in the Far North -- Kira Salak : discoveries in two worlds
Control code
ocn840465084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781613744383
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013024947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Stock number
1365420
System control number
  • (OCoLC)840465084
  • (Sirsi) a1715697

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