Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark
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Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark


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 aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became 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 Lady."

Title:Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

    Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark Reviews

  • Mischenko
    Feb 13, 2017

    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 drea...

  • Marty Lapointe-Malchik
    Jan 10, 2017

    SWIMMING WITH SHARKS written by Heather Lang and illustrated by Jordi Solano is a delight to look at, to learn from, and to read aloud. Little Genie’s passion for studying sharks lasted into adultho...

  • Carolyn Combs
    Jan 30, 2017

    Brief overview: Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark, written by Heather Lang, illustrated by Jordi Solano. From childhood to old age, Genie pursued her uncommon passion –sh...

  • Erin
    Dec 22, 2016

    The illustrations are beautifully rendered, and exquisitely capture this scientist's life lived half on land and half underwater. The spread that depicts Genie looking into her goldfish bowl blew me a...

  • Julia
    Feb 02, 2017

    An introduction to "Shark Lady" Eugenie Clark, this book covers many aspects of Clark's life, from her education pushing boundaries when women were not easily accepted in scientific fields, to studyin...

  • Kimberly
    Feb 05, 2017

    Wow! This is an excellent easy biography. A year or so ago I read a different biography about Eugenie Clark, one meant for older elementary school kids. This one has less personal information about he...

  • Katie Lawrence
    Dec 08, 2016

    This was a great introduction to Eugenie Clark and her incredible work with sharks. I loved reading the Author's note at the back and learning that Heather Lang met Eugenie Clark while working on this...

  • Elizabeth Stiert
    Jan 29, 2017

    I remember checking out all the books on Eugenie Clark in my elementary school library as a kid. I have always loved sharks and once I started reading about Eugenie, I was blown away by her ambition a...

  • Susie
    Jan 23, 2017

    I was particularly interested in this book because I used to show my science classes a National Geographic video that featured Eugenie Clark. She really was ahead of her time; I did not realize how ol...

  • Sherry Hutchins
    Jan 10, 2017

    An incredible children's book! Got it for my nephew for Christmas but had to enjoy it myself first! Heather is a wonderful writer that takes you into the depths of the ocean without being afraid of th...