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The lady and the octopus : how Jeanne Villepreux-Power invented aquariums and revolutionized marine biology  Cover Image Book Book

The lady and the octopus : how Jeanne Villepreux-Power invented aquariums and revolutionized marine biology / Danna Staaf.

Staaf, Danna, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781728415772
  • ISBN: 1728415772
  • Physical Description: 136 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-133) and index (pages 134-135).
Summary, etc.:
Jeanne Villepreux-Power was never expected to be a scientist. Born in 1794 in a French village more than 100 miles from the ocean, she pursued an improbable path that brought her to the island of Sicily. There, she took up natural history and solved the two-thousand-year-old mystery of how of the argonaut octopus gets its shell.In an era when most research focused on dead specimens, Jeanne was determined to experiment on living animals. And to keep sea creatures alive for her studies, she had to invent a contraption to hold them-the aquarium. Her remarkable life story is told by author, marine biologist, and octopus enthusiast Danna Staaf.
Target Audience Note:
10-18 years
1220L Lexile
Subject: Villepreux-Power, Jeanne, 1794-1871 > Juvenile literature.
Villepreux-Power, Jeanne, 1794-1871. > Juvenile literature.
Women marine biologists > France > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women naturalists > France > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women marine biologists > Biography.
Marine biologists > Juvenile literature.
Women naturalists > Biography.
Naturalists > Biography.
Women > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 4 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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