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Rosalind Looked Closer: An Unsung Hero of Molecular Science



by
Lisa Gerin
illustrated by
Chiara Fedele

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
1517 Media
Imprint
Beaming Books
ISBN
9781506470658
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A picture book biography about scientist Rosalind Franklin and her contributions to molecular biology, photograph of the DNA double helix, and study of viruses.

The story of a persistent woman whose research in molecular biology changed the world.

As a Jewish girl in England, Rosalind Franklin grew up against the backdrop of World War II. Fascinated with the natural world, as well as the invisible world that she could only see through her microscope, Rosalind developed a passion for science during a time when few women were recognized for their contributions to the field.

Despite her father's discouragement, Rosalind studied chemistry at Cambridge University and went on to study the molecular structure of carbons and DNA molecules. As a scientist, she learned a new technique called X-ray diffraction to take photos of molecular structures. With this technique she captured an image of DNA that was unlike any other image that had been seen before. She saw an image of a helix made up of repeating strands of DNA. It was mesmerizing. This was what the DNA double helix looked like up-close--one of the most important findings of the 20th century.

An unsung hero of molecular science, Rosalind persisted even when men took credit for her work, going on to research the molecular shape of the viruses. Rosalind Looks Closer is sure to inspire educators and parents interested in encouraging curiosity and a passion for STEM in girls and boys.

Author’s note, with photograph. Glossary. Timeline. Select bibliography. Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10 1/2" x 9"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

AD890L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Narrative Nonfiction, Picture Book

Topics

Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958). Women molecular biologists. Great Britain. DNA history. Viruses. Science and scientists. 

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