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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly.

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  • 1 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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3 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 510.9252 LEE (Text) 36626103797965 New Large Type Books Checked out 07/17/2017
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20246] ISLM QA27.5.L44 2016b (Text) 00000106309859 Talking Books Large Type In transit -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20246] ISLM QA27.5.L44 2016b (Text) 00000106309867 Talking Books Large Type In transit -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main ON ORDER 1/NON-FIC LG (Text) NCSTL-281623-1001 Adult New Materials Collection On order -
Perry Co PL - Cannelton Branch LP 510.92 LEE (Text) 70622000039698 CPL-Large Print Checked out 07/12/2017
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 510.92 SHE LgP (Text) 70741000142473 Large Print Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 510.92 SHE (Text) 31951004185002 Main Floor - Large Print Non-Fiction Checked out 07/03/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062466440
  • ISBN: 0062466445
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 543 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Harper Luxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Luxe [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [525]-543).
Summary, etc.: Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASAs African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in Americas space programand whose contributions have been unheralded, until now. Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as Human Computers, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these colored computers, as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support Americas fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these computers, personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era,Hidden Figures recalls Americas greatest adventure and NASAs groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine.
Subject: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Officials and employees > Biography.
Women mathematicians > United States > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
African American mathematicians > Biography.
Space race.
Genre: Biographies.

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