Showing posts with label Marty Fletcher. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marty Fletcher. Show all posts

May 27, 2014

Today would have been Rachel Carson's birthday

For grades 1–3, author Mary Dodson Wade explores Rachel Carson's life in this biography for beginning readers. Learn how Carson wrote about the environment after her experiences working as a marine biologist. Her books still influence environmentalists today.

Bold. Pioneering. These adjectives describe Rachel Carson who is one of the most important figures of the twentieth-century environmental movement. The author of the book Silent Spring, Carson exposed the environmental harm done by pesticides and helped lead to restrictions on their use. This biography, for grades 6 and up, covers the life and work of Rachel Carson who has been called the mother of the environmental movement.

April 22, 2010

Today would have been J. Robert Oppenheimer's birthday

J. Robert Oppenheimer The Brain Behind the Bomb
Author: Marty Fletcher, Glenn Scherer
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-050-7
Publication Year: 2007
Interest Level: Grades 5-up
Page Count: 128

In this title in the Inventors Who Changed the World series, Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher offer a biography of the brilliant and enigmatic scientist who directed the development of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer's tumultuous relationship with the United States government is also explored, including accusations that he was a Communist. Activities for young readers related to the topic can be found at the end of the book.