In a world that is frantically trying to cope with climate change, forest devastation, pollution and so much damage to the natural environment, it is wonderful to see Kate Pankhurst create another in her series of Fantastically Great Women, with Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet, which tells the stories of twelve women who spent their lives making a difference to the world in which we live.
These twelve women began as pioneers in their field, passionate about the cause they were devoting their life to and in doing so, raised awareness of the world as never before, particularly women such as Ingeborg Beling, who in 1920 helped to reveal that all creatures, no matter how small, have a special place in evolution and that should this change, many problems will be created, as we are now seeing in the world in 2020.
Jane Goodall is well known for her work with the chimpanzees and the flow on effect that deforestation is having on their lives. Studying them for many years in their natural habitat she discovered the amazing amount if similarities between chimpanzees and humans; The Jane Goodall Trust was established in 1977 to carry out research and protect these intelligent creatures and their environment.
Eileen Kampakuta Brown and Eileen Wani Wingfield, Aboriginal elders took on the might of the Australian Government when they wanted to create a Uranium Dump on their country, Woomera in South Australia.
Maria Telkes developed technology using solar power The Dover House, an experimental house was the first of its kind to be heated using only solar technology. Back then, in 1948 Scientists understood that in the future fossil fuels would run out and an alternate source of fuels and heat needed to be discovered.
Every woman in this book has left a legacy that is important for the future well-being of our planet and a legacy everyone should strive towards: making a better world better.
These were exceptional women who in many cases were well ahead of their male counterparts, definitely before their time, all pose the same question, “What can you do to make the world a better place and help save the planet?”
Fantastically Great Women Who Saved The Planet is a must read for every young girl who refuses to set barriers to what they can achieve in their lives, or is seeking inspiration for their future career.
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Children's Books|
|Distributor||Bloomsbury Childrens Books|