The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets In The Rainforest
ISBN: 1684371775
EAN13: 9781684371778
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 9, 2021
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 1" H x 11" L x 9" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

This picture book biography tells the story of Meg Lowman, a groundbreaking female scientist called a real life Lorax by National Geographic, who was determined to investigate the marvelous, undiscovered world of the rainforest treetops.

Meg Lowman was always fascinated by the natural world above her head. The colors, the branches, and, most of all, the leaves and mysterious organisms living there. As a scientist, Meg set out to climb up and investigate the rain forest tree canopies-- and to be the first scientist to do so. But she encountered challenge after challenge. Male teachers would not let her into their classrooms, the high canopy was difficult to get to, and worst of all, people were logging and clearing the forests. Meg never gave up or gave in. She studied, invented, and persevered, not only creating a future for herself as a scientist, but making sure that the rainforests had a future as well. Working closely with Meg Lowman, author Heather Lang and artist Jana Christy beautifully capture Meg's world in the treetops.

Meg Lowman or 'Canopy Meg' is a true hero, a courageous explorer, who made amazing discoveries high in the forest canopy. The Leaf Detective captures the magic of that little-known world with its clear, informative text and fabulous illustrations. Young readers everywhere will be fascinated and inspired to learn more about nature. --Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and Pioneer of Peace

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   Determination and Inspiration
This book biography reads like an adventure story — Lowman's determination to study leaves in the tree canopy is an inspiration to any young scientist. Before that, scientists had studied leaves from the ground. Despite dogged persistence by naysayers, Lowman found a way to study the canopy and became the first to do so. She also used her knowledge to help preserve the rainforest by teaching people about the unique gifts of the rainforest. The book includes quotes from Lowman herself, as well as some witty one-line quips.
   A fabulous nature book!
Margaret Lowman, climbing up the tree tops, discovers the wonders of the rain forest canopy. A true scientist and a true inspiration!
   A beautiful STEM book
Thanks to NetGalley and Astra Publishing House, we have a free digital copy of the book. She used her voice to inspire people, to save their rainforests, to save themselves, because to Meg, a tree is not just a tree. Filled with quotes from herself, this is a great STEM tale of a woman overcoming the sexism that run rampant through the science community. But Lowman went beyond just studying trees, working to save them and empower the people who lived with them.