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The Lady and the Octopus: How Jeanne Villepreux-Power Invented Aquariums and Revolutionized Marine Biology



by
Danna Staaf

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Lerner
Imprint
Carolrhoda
ISBN
9781728415772
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Medical: Animal Anatomy/Reproduction , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion
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Nonfiction Middle

An immensely engaging look at at the life of an unconventional woman who made major discoveries.

Jeanne Villepreux-Power was never expected to be a scientist. Born in 1794 in a French village more than 100 miles from the ocean, she pursued an improbable path that brought her to the island of Sicily. There, she took up natural history and solved the two-thousand-year-old mystery of how of the argonaut octopus gets its shell.

In an era when most research focused on dead specimens, Jeanne was determined to experiment on living animals. And to keep sea creatures alive for her studies, she had to invent a contraption to hold them—the aquarium. Her remarkable life story is told by author, marine biologist, and octopus enthusiast Danna Staaf.

Author’s note. Time line. Glossary. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs, reproductions, maps, and diagrams.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Medical: Animal Anatomy/Reproduction , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

136

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1220L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794–1871). Women marine biologists. Women naturalists. France. Aquariums. 

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