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Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars

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  • 36 of 37 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 629.4072 HOL (Text) 36626103776712 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316338929
  • ISBN: 0316338923
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1940s: Up, up, and away ; Headed west -- 1950s: Rockets rising ; Miss guided missile ; Holding back ; Ninety days and ninety minutes ; Moonglow -- 1960s: Analog overlords ; Planetary pull ; The last queen of outer space -- 1970s - Today: Men are from Mars ; Look like a girl.
Summary, etc.: "In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading."--
Subject: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) History
Women mathematicians United States Biography
Women mathematicians United States History
Rocketry United States History
Astronautics United States History
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-twentieth century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creation of the first American satellites.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20th century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creations of the first American satellites. 50,000 first printing.
  • Grand Central Pub
    "If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly

    The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

    In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

    For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.
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