Friday, May 1, 2015

The Friday 56 (25)

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

This quote comes from page 52, which is close enough. This quote is talking about Jeanne Villepreux-Power “the mother of aquariophilly.” I reviewed this book earlier in the week, so you can check out the review HERE

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World“The newly minted naturalist knew that there was only so much one could learn by plucking a creature from its briny environment. So in 1832 she invented a container that would facilitate her observations by keeping aquatic creatures alive in their own ecosystem—even while extracted from the ocean. She designed a glass case, the first recognizable aquarium.”--Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Rachel Swaby

What's on your page 56 this week? Leave your post link in the comments below and I'll drop by your blog.

12 comments:

  1. This sounds super awesome. I think history has overlooked a lot of women and I'm glad to see such a compilation.

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    1. I agree! I was super excited to get this this book, and I think it highlighted a lot of accomplishments done by women in their respective fields that aren't as well known as others. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Not sure this would be my thing but it is interesting still.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. It was definitely an interesting read. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This wouldn't be my kind of book but I checked out your review and I am glad that you enjoyed it. :)

    Stormi

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  4. Awesome snippet! Our family loves aquariums and we had many of them when the children were little. This sounds like a lovely book to read. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. I did enjoy it, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. :)

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  5. The first aquarium. This sounds fascinating.
    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/01/the-friday-56-60-dying-for-the-past-by-tj-oconnor/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Sounds like a fascinating book. My granddaughter would benefit from reading a book about those successful women.
    My Friday post features MIDDLE-AGED CRAZY.

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    1. I truly did enjoy reading this book, I also learned a lot. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Comments are appreciated and always welcome. :)

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