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  1. says:

    To see this review and learn about Eugenie Clark please visit wwwreadrantrockandrollcom Swimming with Sharks by Heather Lang is a book about Eugenie Clark The story explains how as a child she was fascinated with the ocean and the creatures beneath As she grew up she followed her dreams and became a scientist Many people believe that sharks are bloodthirsty assassins Eugenie knows something that others don't Follow along in the story to learn about Eugenie and her love for sharks and her other ocean discoveries Perfect for elementary classrooms teachers parents or for your home library 5


  2. says:

    The story starts in the 1930s with a little girl who loves the auarium and wants to know everything about fish She is fascinated by sharks No one thinks a girl can be a scientists but her determination helps her break through that barrier She studies sharks and begins to be the ‘shark lady’ At this time nothing was known about them She trained them and swam with them She was fearless One day diving in Mexico she found a a ‘sleeping shark’ still in a cave Everyone thought they had to move or die The crazy woman went into this cave with this vicious shark to study It was moving it’s mouth to breath She found that ramora fish were cleaning off it’s body even going in and out of its gills removing parasites The water in the cave was less salty and easier to remove parasites She sat there with this vicious killer and studied and took notes It’s incredible These caves were cleaning stations Sharks are smart than we thinkJaws ruined the reputation of sharks I think it’s natural to be afraid of sharks and that movie amped up all our fears This woman went into the unknown and faced these monsters alone when no one else would I admire her for that She eventually taught at the University of Maryland so close to me now She died in 2015 having accomplished and studied so much She went on 72 submersible dives in her time Not many people can have a life like this There is great info in this short story about sharks You will learn much in here I’m so glad I read it The nephew was amazed by this He couldn’t believe this woman got so close Sharks are like monsters and he thought this was pretty cool He didn’t want to swim with them but he thought this woman was brave He gave this 4 stars


  3. says:

    Wonderful biography and I learned a lot about sharks that I didn't know I guess Jaws was a real set back because Clark was learning great stuff well before that Good pictures though do have good light as many are dark like underwater author's notes Highly recommended to all not just youngsters


  4. says:

    It's Shark Week so I've decided to fill my TBR with a few related books Then I found that most are actually aimed at children Weird huh? No not really Get them while they are young and not negatively influenced too much yetSharks are incredibly important to our eco system no matter how scary they look The American ichthyologist Eugenie Clark realized this a long time ago and started trying to change our perception of these wonderful creatures She was nicknamed The Lady Shark because of thatClark was a pioneer in the field of scuba diving for research purposes In addition to being regarded as an authority in marine biology Clark was popularly recognized and used her fame to promote marine conservationShe received a Bachelor of Arts in zoology from Hunter College in 1942 During summers she studied at the University of Michigan Biological Station and prior to graduate school she worked for Celanese Corporation as a chemist Initially she sought to attend graduate school at Columbia University but her application was rejected out of fear that she would eventually choose to leave her scientific career in order to focus on raising children Instead of letting that stop her Clark went on to earn both a Master of Arts in 1946 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in 1950 both from New York University During her years of graduate study Clark carried out research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla the American Museum of Natural History in New York the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts and at the Lerner Marine Laboratory in BiminiIn 1949 under an Office of Naval Research program to undertake scientific research in Micronesia Clark carried out fish population studies in Guam the Marshall Islands the Palau islands the Northern Mariana Islands and the Caroline Islands After completing her doctoral research Clark received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue ichthyological studies at the Marine Biological Station in Hurghada on the northern Red Sea Coast of EgyptThe Vanderbilts a couple and fans of Clark's first book Lady with a Spear owned an estate in southwestern Florida and invited the biologist to speak at a public school in Englewood Florida in 1954 After Clark delivered her presentation on Red Sea fish the attendees revealed that they had encountered many similar animals in local waters and were interested in learning about them Subseuently the Vanderbilts built a lab for her in the area in 1955 It was named the Cape Haze Marine LaboratoryAt the laboratory Clark worked with a local fisherman who was experienced in catching sharks Moreover she also conducted a number of behavioral reproductive and anatomical experiments on sharks and other fish She freuently scuba dived in the local waters studying various organisms In 1962 Clark participated in the Israel South Red Sea Expedition which set up a camp on one of the Eritrean islands of the Dahlak ArchipelagoIn 1966 Clark left Cape Haze for a faculty position at the City University of New York In 1968 she became an instructor at the University of Maryland While at the University of Maryland Clark received many accolades including three fellowships five scholarships and six medals Clark officially retired from the University of Maryland in 1999 but taught one class in the zoology department each semester for several yearsClark returned to the Cape Haze Laboratory which had been renamed the Mote Marine Laboratory in 2000 She worked there as Senior Scientist Director Emerita and Trustee until her death in Sarasota Florida on 25th February 2015 lung cancerIn attidion to the above mentioned book she wrote another The Lady and the Sharks and published over 175 scientific articles Clark was an avid supporter of marine conservation and she mostly focused on dispelling assumptions about shark behavior and intelligence in an effort to prevent the killing of sharks and in order to encourage the preservation of marine environments in generalI've decided to include all this information about her for two reasons1 Consider the dates I've indicated above and then remember that we're talking about a WOMAN pioneering in this field2 We're talking about a very accomplished human being that should be a widely known role model for many children and adultsThe book unsurprisingly tells a simplified version of Eugenie Clark's life It has many really cute illustrations the colours reflect underwater life mostly I was actually surprised that most of the book was therefore a little dark perhaps but I liked it overall especially that people's eyes were just like a shark's The importance lies in making children curious and in teaching them about sharks as much as about the woman whom we have to thank for so many things we know today


  5. says:

    I liked this uite a bit illustrations were nice and Eugenie Clark is just a fun person to read about When I was a kid I just loved Shark Lady by Ann McGovern? Read my copy until it fell apart and distinctly remember a part about boiling dead animals to get the skeletons clean lol I will have to find another copy and read and compare I would say that the illustrations in this one are definitely fun and this book is accessible for younger children My daughter is 6 and this book was just about perfect for her


  6. says:

    Eugenie Clark was a Japanese American scientist who had a fascinating career She was known as the Shark Lady I vaguely recall hearing about the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory that she opened in Florida in 1955 but I am ashamed to say that her name or gender did not stick and I never highlighted her career during the years I taught explorers as a 4th Grade teacherThis short picture book highlights her fascination with sharks from a young age and how her curiosity and courage swimming into shark caves drove her long successful life as a researcher


  7. says:

    I just read less than an hour ago a book about Eugenie Clark Shark Lady by Jess Keating And I liked them both This one had detail and information and have good pictures This is for older elementary school The Shark Lady is for the younger grades but together I have learned about Eugenie Clark Both worth while books I rated the other one Shark Lady a little higher because I think the cover is attractive and the pictures are my taste BOTH WORTH READING this book is not at the local library it had to be borrowed from another library


  8. says:

    The murky illustrations in Swimming with Sharks effectively convey the underwater world of sharks a domain that Eugenie Clark made her life’s work Beginning with Clark’s childhood shark fascination this picture book biography emphasizes important lessons about turning a passion into a profession and underscores how academic and occupational expectations for girls and women have changed since the 1930s


  9. says:

    Compelling true story of a childhood fascination with sharks that evolved into a groundbreaking career Dr Clark's research led to deeper understanding of these often misunderstood animals Heather Lang does a wonderful job conveying information about sharks–their surprising diversity and habits importance to the food chain–and dispels myths about them The reader learns about sharks and Dr Clark's passion to their study–all conveyed in an entertaining accessible style


  10. says:

    A really nice and informational book about Dr Eugenie Clark aka The Shark Lady This has some good info about her life and her studies and a lot of great info about sharks as well I love Eugenie Clark and sharks and this book is perfect for kids interested in these awesome creatures


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Swimming with Sharks

summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Heather Lang

Japanese American Eugenie was enthralled Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines she saw sleek graceful fish gliding through the water After she b. It's Shark Week so I've decided to fill my TBR with a few related books Then I found that most are actually aimed at children Weird huh No not really Get them while they are young and not negatively influenced too much yetSharks are incredibly important to our eco system no matter how scary they look The American ichthyologist Eugenie Clark realized this a long time ago and started trying to change our perception of these wonderful creatures She was nicknamed The Lady Shark because of thatClark was a pioneer in the field of scuba diving for research purposes In addition to being regarded as an authority in marine biology Clark was popularly recognized and used her fame to promote marine conservationShe received a Bachelor of Arts in zoology from Hunter College in 1942 During summers she studied at the University of Michigan Biological Station and prior to graduate school she worked for Celanese Corporation as a chemist Initially she sought to attend graduate school at Columbia University but her application was rejected out of fear that she would eventually choose to leave her scientific career in order to focus on raising children Instead of letting that stop her Clark went on to earn both a Master of Arts in 1946 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in 1950 both from New York University During her years of graduate study Clark carried out research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla the American Museum of Natural History in New York the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts and at the Lerner Marine Laboratory in BiminiIn 1949 under an Office of Naval Research program to undertake scientific research in Micronesia Clark carried out fish population studies in Guam the Marshall Islands the Palau islands the Northern Mariana Islands and the Caroline Islands After completing her doctoral research Clark received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue ichthyological studies at the Marine Biological Station in Hurghada on the northern Red Sea Coast of EgyptThe Vanderbilts a couple and fans of Clark's first book Lady with a Spear owned an estate in southwestern Florida and invited the biologist to speak at a public school in Englewood Florida in 1954 After Clark delivered her presentation on Red Sea fish the attendees revealed that they had encountered many similar animals in local waters and were interested in learning about them Subseuently the Vanderbilts built a lab for her in the area in 1955 It was named the Cape Haze Marine LaboratoryAt the laboratory Clark worked with a local fisherman who was experienced in catching sharks Moreover she also conducted a number of behavioral reproductive and anatomical experiments on sharks and other fish She freuently scuba dived in the local waters studying various organisms In 1962 Clark participated in the Israel South Red Sea Expedition which set up a camp on one of the Eritrean islands of the Dahlak ArchipelagoIn 1966 Clark left Cape Haze for a faculty position at the City University of New York In 1968 she became an instructor at the University of Maryland While at the University of Maryland Clark received many accolades including three fellowships five scholarships and six medals Clark officially retired from the University of Maryland in 1999 but taught one class in the zoology department each semester for several yearsClark returned to the Cape Haze Laboratory which had been renamed the Mote Marine Laboratory in 2000 She worked there as Senior Scientist Director Emerita and Trustee until her death in Sarasota Florida on 25th February 2015 lung cancerIn attidion to the above mentioned book she wrote another The Lady and the Sharks and published over 175 scientific articles Clark was an avid supporter of marine conservation and she mostly focused on dispelling assumptions about shark behavior and intelligence in an effort to prevent the killing of sharks and in order to encourage the preservation of marine environments in generalI've decided to include all this information about her for two reasons1 Consider the dates I've indicated above and then remember that we're talking about a WOMAN pioneering in this field2 We're talking about a very accomplished human being that should be a widely known role model for many children and adultsThe book unsurprisingly tells a simplified version of Eugenie Clark's life It has many really cute illustrations the colours reflect underwater life mostly I was actually surprised that most of the book was therefore a little dark perhaps but I liked it overall especially that people's eyes were just like a shark's The importance lies in making children curious and in teaching them about sharks as much as about the woman whom we have to thank for so many things we know today

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Ecame a scientist an unexpected career path for a woman in the 1940s she began taking research dives and training sharks earning her the nickname The Shark Lad. Compelling true story of a childhood fascination with sharks that evolved into a groundbreaking career Dr Clark's research led to deeper understanding of these often misunderstood animals Heather Lang does a wonderful job conveying information about sharks–their surprising diversity and habits importance to the food chain–and dispels myths about them The reader learns about sharks and Dr Clark's passion to their study–all conveyed in an entertaining accessible style

summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Heather Lang

Before Eugenie Clark's groundbreaking research most people thought sharks were vicious blood thirsty killers From the first time she saw a shark in an auarium. Wonderful biography and I learned a lot about sharks that I didn't know I guess Jaws was a real set back because Clark was learning great stuff well before that Good pictures though do have good light as many are dark like underwater author's notes Highly recommended to all not just youngsters

  • Hardcover
  • 32
  • Swimming with Sharks
  • Heather Lang
  • English
  • 22 November 2017
  • 9780807521878