Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

It's a scientific fact: Women rock!

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 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 more!

- BrainPickings - Best Science Books of the Year
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A New York Times Best Seller
Best Science Books of 2016, Science Friday
Greatest Science Books of 2016, BrainPickings.org

"Years ago, I saw a photograph of a young boy in a collection of images from Life magazine. He sits on a stoop with his head thrown back, ecstatically hugging a new pair of shoes. I can imagine a young girl feeling that way about this book. Even before you start to read, the spell is cast. The illustrations are gorgeous, irresistible whimsy. The cover lettering shines silver against a caressable black matte surface. And then you start reading. Here are women who dared, who pioneered, who took risks and changed the world. Here is Jane Goodall as a young girl, scaring the family's chickens by "trying to observe how they laid eggs." Here is Alice Ball, discovering a cure for leprosy. Here's microbiologist Esther Lederberg, so broke she cooked up the leftover frog legs from the dissection lab. Here's Rosalind Franklin, documenting DNA's distinctive double helix (only to have her work pirated by Watson and Crick). Here are physicists, astronauts, mathematicians. Vulcanologist and entomologists. Inventors and Nobel laureates. Here is inspiration. I can't wait to wrap this book up and give it to my granddaughter Gus the moment she's old enough."
- Mary Roach, author of Gulp, for Google Play's "Our Favorite Authors' Favorite Books of 2016"

"This charming encyclopedia includes a page of text and a fanciful drawing of the women scientists you've heard of - and plenty who you haven't! The book has good coverage of the 1800s and early 1900s - a critical time when women's expanding participation in science was changing the very structure of how knowledge is pursued. Interspersed with gems like a colorful timeline of women's achievements, and a cartoon celebrating a wonderful hoard of lab supplies, Ignotofsky's profiles of diverse female scientists is a great addition to the shelf of any student, of any age."
- Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl, for The Fader

"In this wittily illustrated, accessible volume, Rachel Ignotofsky highlights 50 women who changed the course of science."
- Wall Street Journal

"With the help of eye-catching artwork, Ignotofsky celebrates not just astronauts, but also the engineers, biologists, mathematicians, and physicists who've blazed a trail for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields from the ancient to modern world. The book elevates this information with beautiful and instructive infographics that delve into topics like the number of women currently working in STEM fields."
- Entertainment Weekly (online)

"With short, inspiring stories and the accessibility of a graphic novel. . .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

"This book of illustrated biographies of scientific pioneers is hands-down gorgeous. . . .Kids will love paging through this, looking at all the detailed drawings, but they'll likely have to rip it out of the hands of the adults who are marveling at each new page of factoids."
- Sarah Mirk, Bitch Media

"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

"I applaud Ignotofsky and her publisher for telling these important stories about women through such a rich, visual medium. The world needs more books like this."
- ScientificAmerican.com's Symbiartic

". . .an illustrated homage to some of the most influential and inspiring women in STEM. . . .Ignotofsky captures the heartbreaking inequalities that only amplify the impressiveness of these women's feats."
- Maria Popova, BrainPickings.org

". . .a clever introduction to women scientists through history."
- Science Friday

"True fact: This book is so cool that I had to go steal it back from m
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 128
Altersempfehlung 10 - 12
Erscheinungsdatum 26.07.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-60774-976-9
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 23,6/19,5/1,7 cm
Gewicht 570 g
Abbildungen w. mit 54 Illustrationen
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