Superheroes of Science
In 2010, the Royal Society named Mary Anning one of the 10 British women most influential in the history of science. Though she wasn't appreciated in her time because she was a woman, Anning certainly earned this distinction. Readers are introduced to one of the premier fossil hunters of 19th century England through biography, historic images, and detailed sidebars. Anning learned how to find and clean fossils from her father and began doing so when she was a child. With this in mind, readers can find inspiration--as well as interesting scientific content--in her story.