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They Made Their Mark: An Illustrated History of the Society of Woman Geographers

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Most of us know about Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking work with African chimpanzees and Kathryn Sullivan’s remarkable career as an astronaut. But few people are aware of the amazing achievements of women like Marguerite Harrison, world traveler and international spy in the 1920s; Sally Clark, a big-game hunter in the 1930s who donated her finds to science; and Jeanne Gurnee, a prominent speleologist in the 1950s and 1960s. They Made Their Mark covers the wide spectrum of women’s curiosity in the fields of art, science, and culture, and chronicles the history of The Society of Woman Geographers—from its first meeting in 1925 to today.

They Made Their Mark tells the inspiring story of the Society’s members—whether anthropologists, geologists, journalists, biologists, archaeologists, oceanographers, economists, diplomats, explorers, ecologists, or actual geographers—who have long met regularly to share their discoveries and adventures. With many rare photographs and illustrations from the Society’s archives, it fills a vital gap in history by spotlighting the long overlooked accomplishments of some of the brightest, and bravest, women the world has ever known.

Book News Annotation:

The Society of Women Geographers was formed in 1925 as a feminist response to the male-only Explorers Club. In this collective biography of the society and some of its most notable members, Eppinga reminds the reader of the many contributions women have made in exploration and social sciences during the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. After a synopsis of the founding of the society, Eppinga gives twenty-four short biographies, with photos, of members who accomplished great things. From Amelia Earhart to Jane Goodall to Pearl Buck, Margaret Mead and many more women not as well known, these are examples of what determined women can accomplish. It is sad to note that many of them, especially in the early days, were able to succeed because they were born into wealth or married men who were explorers themselves, but that reflects the times they lived in. Until very recently only those who had the security of money and prestige could afford to fly the Atlantic or mount expeditions to the Amazon. These short essays would be excellent to provide high school students with new role models. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

They Made Their Mark covers the wide spectrum of women's curiosity in the fields of art, science and culture and chronicles the history of the Society of Woman Geographers--from the first meeting in 1925 to today.

About the Author

Jane Eppinga is the author of eight books, including Henry Ossian Flipper: West Point’s First Black Graduate and Arizona Twilight Tales. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Section I: The 1920s and the Society of Woman Geographers Founders

Chapter 1.        Marguerite Harrison

Chapter 2.        Blair Niles

Chapter 3         Gertrude Mathews Shelby

Chapter 4.        Gertrude Emerson Sen

Chapter 5         Carolyn Mytinger

Chapter 6.        Annie Smith Peck

Section II: The 1930s Women make their stamp on Society through their Actions (Amelia Earhart) and their Voices (Pearl Buck)

Chapter 7.        Pearl Buck

Chapter 8.        Amelia Earhart

Chapter 9.        Fay Gillis Well

Chapter.10.      Malvina Hoffman

Chapter 11.      Sally Clark

Section III: The 1940s and 1950s Women Make Their Mark  on World Cultures and the Environment

            Chapter 12.      Te Ata

            Chapter 13.      Rachel Carson

Chapter 14        Ann Cottrell Free

            Chapter 15.      Edith “Jackie” Ronne

Section IV: The 1960s Through the 1980s

            Chapter 16.      Betsy White

            Chapter 17.      Elizabeth Knowlton

            Chapter 18       Grace Barstow Murphy

            Chapter 19       Margaret Mead

            Chapter 20       Doris L. Rich

Section V. The 1990s

Chapter 21.      Marie Tharp

Chapter 22.      Sylvia Alice Earle

Chapter 23.      Jeanne Gurnee

Chapter 24.      Kathryn D. Sullivan

Chapter 25       Carolyn OBagy Davis

Section VI: The 2000 Decade and the Modern Woman Geographers Modern geographers are concerned with conservation, international law, population etc. as they travel our lovely lonely planet

Chapter 26.       Joan Koven

Chapter 27.       Sandra Nichols

Chapter 28.       Elizabeth Brownstein

Chapter 29        Ann Hawthorne

Chapter 30.       Jane Goodall

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762745975
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Subject:
HIS051000
Author:
Eppinga, Jane
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women adventurers.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women travelers
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75-100 contemporary and historical image
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

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