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Headstrong [electronic resource] : 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World. Rachel Swaby.

Swaby, Rachel. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780553446807 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history's brightest female scientists. In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: "She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children." It wasn't until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary--and consequent outcry--prompted were, Who are the role models for today's female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Broadway Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5446 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Women's Studies.
Genre: Electronic books.

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