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Margaret and the Moon : the computer scientist who saved the first lunar landing / Dean Robbins ; illustrated by Lucy Knisley.

Robbins, Dean, 1957- (author.). Knisley, Lucy, (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Attica PL - Attica JE ROBBINS, DEAN (Text) 74231000116038 Easy Fiction Checked out 07/12/2017
Fulton Co PL - Aubbee Library (Leiters Ford) EJ ROB (Text) 33187004229767 EJ - Preschool-grade 3 Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library EJ ROB (Text) 33187004229759 EJ - Preschool-grade 3 Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville EASY 921 HAM (Text) 37323005359222 NEW-BKS Checked out 07/08/2017
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library E HAM (Text) 78551000376027 Easy Collection Checked out 07/18/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399551857
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world. Soon math led her to MIT and then to helping NASA put a man on the moon! She handwrote code that would allow the spacecraft's computer to solve any problems it might encounter. Apollo 8. Apollo 9. Apollo 10. Apollo 11. Without her code, none of those missions could have been completed. Dean Robbins and Lucy Knisley deliver a lovely portrayal of a pioneer in her field who never stopped reaching for the stars.
Target Audience Note: 630 Lexile.
Subject: Hamilton, Margaret Heafield, 1936- > Juvenile literature.
Project Apollo (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Computer software developers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Computer programmers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women scientists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Scientists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Moon > Juvenile literature.

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