Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

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Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed, Jul 26, 2016 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 128 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This “wittily illustrated [and] accessible volume” (The Wall Street Journal) highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.
 
“The must-read, girl-power STEM book.”—InStyle
 
It’s a scientific fact: Women rock! This fascinating, educational collection features 50 illustrated portraits of trailblazing women in STEM throughout history. Full of striking, singular art, Women in Science also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include such pioneers as primatologist Jane Goodall and mathematician Katherine Johnson, who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
 
Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!
 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
ELIZABETH BLACKWELL 18211910
19
TIMELINE
32
ALICE BALL 18921916
45
RACHEL CARSON 19071964
59
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About the author (2016)

Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, and designer. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Science Friday, Brain Pickings, and more. She is the author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, Women in Art, I Love Science, and The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth. She is a graduate of Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program.

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