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Wonder women : 25 innovators, inventors, and trailblazers who changed history

Maggs, Sam. (Author). Foster-Dimino, Sophia, (illustrator.).

Summary: A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY You may think you know women's history pretty well. But have you ever heard of ... - Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy-only to have the credit taken by a man' - Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit' - Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China-centuries before the cotton gin' Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations-all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future. Table of Contents: Women of Science Women of Medicine Women of Espionage Women of Innovation Women of Adventure.

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  • ISBN: 9781594749261
  • ISBN: 1594749264
  • ISBN: 9781594749254
  • ISBN: 1594749256
  • Physical Description: remote
    1 online resource : illustations
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, ©2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record.
Subject: Women inventors
Women in science
Women inventors -- Biography
Women in science -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies
Women in science
Women inventors
Genre: Electronic books.

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