Women in Science

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is a charmingly illustrated and educational book. 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.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the museum and houses hundreds of historically significant air- and spacecraft, along with thousands of small artifacts.

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  • 128 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 9.3" x 7.8"
  • Written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky

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    Posted by Unknown on October 7, 2021

    October 7, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Ordered as gift--kept it myself

    I'd ordered this book as a gift for an 11-year-old girl and found it so informative, visually attractive, and delightful that I kept it for myself and ordered another to give. Each women scientist is featured in a two-page spread including a biography with historical context, richly illustrated with vignettes in the margins that are captioned with additional facts. This is a wonderful introduction for middle school girls, but anyone who loves graphic books would enjoy this.

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