Women in Science

Women in Science : 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

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A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary.

The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 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 beyond ...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 196 x 234 x 16mm | 580g
  • Wren & Rook
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1526360519
  • 9781526360519
  • 38,843

Table of contents

6: Introduction
8: Hypatia
10: Maria Sibylla Merian
12: Wang Zhenyi
14: Mary Anning
16: Ada Lovelace
18: Elizabeth Blackwell
20: Hertha Ayrton
22: Karen Horney
24: Nettie Stevens
26: Florence Bascom
28: Marie Curie
30: Mary Agnes Chase
32: Timeline
34: Lise Meitner
36: Lillian Gilbreth
38: Emmy Noether
40: Edith Clarke
42: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
44: Alice Ball
46: Gerty Cori
48: Joan Beauchamp Procter
50: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
52: Barbara McClintock
54: Maria Goeppert-Mayer
56: Grace Hopper
58: Rachel Carson
60: Lab tools
62: Rita Levi-Montalcini
64: Dorothy Hodgkin
66: Chien-Shiung Wu
68: Hedy Lamarr
70: Mamie Phipps Clark
72: Gertrude Elion
74: Katherine Johnson
76: Jane Cooke Wright
78: Rosalind Franklin
80: Rosalyn Yalow
82: Esther Lederberg
84: Statistics in STEM
86: Vera Rubin
88: Annie Easley
90: Jane Goodall
92: Sylvia Earle
94: Valentina Tereshkova
96: Patricia Bath
98: Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
100: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
102: Sau Lan Wu
104: Elizabeth Blackburn
106: Katia Krafft
108: Mae Jemison
110: May-Britt Moser
112: Maryam Mirzakhani
114: More women in science
116: Conclusion
118: Glossary
120: Sources
122: Acknowledgements
124: About the author
126: Index
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This is most definitely a book to be read by your daughters and your sons and one which is sure to inspire a future generation of 'Women In Science'. * The Bookbag * Readers will find a wide variety of nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, orientations and social classes. Girls will find someone who looks like them. Hooray! And it's not just a selection of the usual suspects either - Marie Curie is here, yes, but so are less famous women who were and are no less pioneering and brilliant. ...
... and you know, Women in Science is also beautiful. Ignofotsky is a graphic designer and she has produced here not just beautiful illustrations that draw the eye and persuade it to linger, but also a great density of information distilled into nuggets of wonderful clarity. I could look at this book for hours. I wish I could have owned it as a child because I just know I would have returned to it over and over again.
Highly, highly recommended. * The Bookbag * A fascinating and superbly presented book * Parents In Touch * I am in love with this book ... all girls should have a copy * Waterstones.com * Gorgeously illustrated ... Ignotofsky introduces us to a succession of extraordinary individuals * Teach Primary * A wonderful celebration of pioneering female scientists ... truly inspirational * South Wales Evening Post * A wonderful celebration of the achievements of the intrepid women from both the ancient and the modern worlds ... Inspiring and informative * Surrey Advertiser * Thoroughly inspiring and informative: a must for every child * Book Trust * Women in Science - what an absolutely beautiful AND brilliant book! * Cherry Healey * A stunning book celebrating the contributions of 50 trailblazing women. * Little London * The history of science is full of the achievements of women scientists and they are celebrated in this fascinating book which will be an inspiration to all young people looking to a career in science - and will hopefully encourage those who still feel science is a man's world. * Parents In Touch * One of the attractions of this book is the sheer variety of women represented. It is inspirational for any young child to see the contribution of female talent to so many significant scientific advances. * The Carousel * This is a treasury of fascinating information beautifully illustrated. A book that will inspire future generations of women scientists, the secret to success remains the same, "creativity, persistence and a love of discovery were the greatest tools these women had. * Royal Society * With short, inspiring stories and the accessibility of a graphic novel, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World is the perfect book to share with the science- and tech-minded people (male and female, young and old) in your life ... The must-read, girl-power STEM book. * InStyle.com * The book is a beautifully curated collection of personal narratives from female scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, with a dash of whimsy thrown in. * Upworthy * If there were constellations celebrating the incredible accomplishments of women in science, Rachel Ignotofsky's illustrations would serve as the blueprints. Women in Science captures the joy of so many essential discoveries while also celebrating the extraordinary lives of the women who've achieved them. -- Rachel Swaby, author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World Though the number of women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacture (STEM) is slowly on the increase, there is still a huge abscence of women pursuing jobs within the sector today. And that is exactly why young readers need a book like Women in Science! Ignotofsky explores a subject matter that is not only relevant but, in my opinion, essential for inspiring the next generation of female pioneers for the future. What I love most about the look and feel of this book is that it uses colorful infographics. It is, in no way, prissy or feminine. And with a real mixed bag of over fifty women discussed, with more mentioned at the back, you can't help but read it and think how great an addition it would be to any school library. * The School Librarian *
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About Rachel Ignotofsky

Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who is proud to share stories of amazing women with the world. She grew up in New Jersey, USA on a healthy diet of cartoons and dessert before graduating with honours from the Tyler School of Art's graphic design programme in 2011. Now Rachel lives in beautiful Missouri, USA, where she spends all day drawing and learning as much as she can. She has a passion for taking dense information and making it fun and accessible, and is dedicated to creating educational works of art.
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