Women in Science

Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Book - 2016
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It's a scientific fact: Women rock!
A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection 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 well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician 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!
Publisher: Berkeley :, Ten Speed Press,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781607749769
Characteristics: 127 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
127 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm


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Nov 06, 2017

I smiled the whole time I was reading this. (OK, not the whole time. Some of them had pretty bummer lives.) I know it is for a younger audience, but the format of the writing got a little repetitive. Mostly the "moral" style final paragraph for each scientist. But the choice of women and the breadth of topics they worked in and their fearlessness made this such a great read. The art is also a fun style. When looking at photos or knowing what they look like in real life, I love that the art really seems to capture their faces even in such a simplified style. Lots of little extras, too, like an illustrated glossary and illustrations of different types of tools that scientists use. Really fun.

LPL_IlkaI Jan 13, 2017

Don't let the size of this book fool you because all of the 127 pages are jam packed with a plethora of information! In addition to the engaging images, that encompass just about every available space on the page, is the perfect amount of knowledge to leave you wanting to know more about these women oft unheard. Both STEM and Art fields are where representation, diversity for women REALLY matters, yet is sorely lacking. Ms. Ignotofsky answers this siren call with Women in Science, a must read for everyone of all ages!

AL_TINA Dec 05, 2016

An amazing book brought to life with colorful artwork that's as vivacious as the women it chronicles. This is an empowering collection of female innovators and a history lesson on the many struggles women face while following their passions. Compiled in a way that is both engaging and easily digestible, it was something I could read a few pages of whenever I had a free moment.

KHCPL_Tree Sep 26, 2016

I can't say enough about this book. It's simply stunning with its beautiful illustrations. It's educational but in a fun way to read or browse. It's all I am woman hear me roar! Damn these women are brilliant and everyone should pay homage.

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