The Sky Detective



The Sky Detective When Azadeh was an eight year old girl growing up in Iran in March 1973, her uncle gave her a chemistry kit That got her hooked on science early and provided an opportunity for her to find herself In The Sky Detective, Azadeh shares her life story one that includes an insider s look at life during the Islamic Revolution and Iraqi War and details how one little girl grew up to become a gifted scientist Set inside Iran in the final years of the monarchy, the author narrates a true story of friendship between two girls growing up in the same household in Tehran Azadeh, the daughter of an affluent engineer, and Najmieh, a child servant who arrives from a small village in northern Iran to live with Azadeh s family When the girls are teenagers, political turmoil interrupts their lives, sending them down different paths This memoir recalls friendship and faith, the bonds between parents and daughters in a paternalistic society, and the clash of values among relatives from different generations in a family The Sky Detective describes the rich culture of a beautiful but deeply troubled land undergoing radical transformation In spite of the hardship that comes along with the establishment of a theocratic regime, Azadeh shows her will and determination as a young woman to persevere and realize her childhood dream of becoming a world renowned scientist. Free Read [ The Sky Detective ] author [ Azadeh Tabazadeh ] – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 246 pages
  • The Sky Detective
  • Azadeh Tabazadeh
  • English
  • 08 August 2017
  • 1491760605

10 thoughts on “The Sky Detective

  1. Anita Lock says:

    In 2001, Azadeh Tabazadeh receives the prestigious Macelwane Medal for her research on polar stratospheric clouds and the causes behind the degradation of the ozone layer With every great achievement, there is a profound story In the case of Azadeh, her account goes back to 1973 in Tehran to two life changing experiences receiving a chemistry kit from her uncle and developing a close relationship with Najmieh, the family s housekeeper Azadeh s world suddenly turns upside down as her country In 2001, Azadeh Tabazadeh receives the prestigious Macelwane Medal for her research on polar stratospheric clouds and the causes behind the degradation of the ozone layer With every great achievement, there is a profound story In the case of Azadeh, her account goes back to 1973 in Tehran to two life changing experiences receiving a chemistry kit from her uncle and developing a close relationship with Najmieh, the family s housekeeper Azadeh s world suddenly turns upside down as he...

  2. John says:

    Reviewed for San Francisco Book Review I m probably imagining the smell rather than inhaling it, because I know the smell of fresh blood comes from the oxidation of iron II ferrous to iron III ferric once it s exposed to air As always, chemistry can take my mind off almost anything, even a gruesome scene like this A well respected scientist shares her story of life before and during the 70s Iranian revolution, her escape from the country, and her reception of a prestigious award In The S Reviewed for San Francisco Book Review I m probably imagining the smell rather than inhaling it, because I know the smell of fresh blood comes from the oxidation of iron II ferrous to iron III ferric once it s exposed to air As always, chemistry can take my mind off almost anything, even a gruesome scene like this A well respected scientist shares her story of life before and during the 70s Iranian revolution, her escape from the country, and her reception of a prestigious award In The Sky Detective , Azadeh Tabazadeh receives a chemistry kit from her favorite uncle, sparking a love of science that will eventually lead to her flight from her home country Tabazadeh grew up in a time of prosperit...

  3. Ariella says:

    Some spoilers I read this book because a roommate of mine also escaped from Iran however, in the 1990s, so the story is very different , and I wanted to learnabout the Islamic revolution and its aftermath This book definitely helped me understand the situation better I liked that this book began with pre revolution times I enjoyed how Tabazadeh included h...

  4. Gretchen says:

    Sky is not the Limit rather it is the PossibilityLoved the historical perspective of a time and place often shrouded from the news I was moved by Azadeh s independent and tenacious streak Not taking no for an answer is a most powerful trait Clearly written I want to knowabout the intervening years

  5. Sonya Johnson says:

    YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK This is a wonderful little book It reads like a novel, yet all of it is true There are massive world forces at work, seen through the eyes of an eight year old girl who grows up in this memoir to become an accomplished scientist, a professor at Stanford Because we get to see them through Azadeh s clear eyes, these world forces become real for us in a way they can never be when we hear about them on CNN Beautifully written, full of detail, full of life and often YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK This is a wonderful little book It...

  6. Azadeh Tabazadeh says:

    Kirkus names The Sky Detective as one of best books of 2015 KIRKUS REVIEWhttps www.kirkusreviews.com book reA compelling debut memoir by an accomplished geophysical scientist that offers a vivid look at life in Tehran between 1973 and 1982, before and after the Iranian Revolution.Tabazadeh was just a few days shy of her eighth birthday in 1973 when her beloved uncle Mahmood gave her a present that would profoundly influence her life a chemistry set Tabazadeh was a happy, bright child l Kirkus names The Sky Detective as one of best books of 2015 KIRKUS REVIEWhttps www.kirkusreviews.com book reA compelling debut memoir by an accomplished geophysical scientist that o...

  7. Mercy Hegland says:

    Captivating biographical account I recommend the story of a young Iranian girl s experiences growing up in Iran during the Shah s reign, and his departure after the revolution The innocent yet introspective voice is that of Azadeh an eight year old Iranian girl born to a well to do family It is possible to enjoy with her the tales of her pleasant childhood and feel part of her culture within the bosom of a loving family It is possible to dream with Azadeh, a gifted girl, fun, land to feel he Captivating biographical account I recommend the story of a young Iranian girl s experiences growing up in Iran during the Shah s reign, and his departure after the revolution The innocent yet introspective...

  8. Karen Michener says:

    This is an exciting memoir of the experiences of a rich upper class Iranian girl growing up in Tehran, the capitol of Iran, during the end of the rein of the Shah of Iran, to the start of the Islamic Empire Azadeh Tabazadeh shares her experiences from the time she is 8 years old, to the time she is 17 years old Through her eyes we are able to experience the rich and ancient culture of Iran, and gain insight into its people The section where the people s revolution against the King is hijacked This is an exciting memoir of the experiences of a rich upper class Iranian girl growing up in Tehran, the capitol of Iran, during the end of the rein of the Shah of Iran, to the start of the Islamic Empire Azadeh Tabazadeh shares he...

  9. Melinda M says:

    The Sky Detective by Azadeh Tabazadeh a biography with a lot of history It is well written and holds your interest from page one to the end Azadeh Tabazadeh writes about a girl growing up in Iran and living thru the revolution to her escape to Pakistan, thru Spain, and finally to the USA It is also a tale of a girl who fell in love with science She gives great details that show hope events can affect a person It is a personal count of a very important historical event It was a fast read a The Sky Detective by Azadeh Tabazadeh a biography with a lot of history It is well written and holds your interest from page one to the end Azadeh Tabazadeh writes about a girl growing up in Iran and living thru the revolution to her escape to Pakistan, thru Spain, and finall...

  10. Michelle Byron says:

    I enjoyed reading this story from a child s perspective and learned many things about the socio political environment in Iran before the ousting of the shah I found the people courageous and enjoyed the story.

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