Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World by Rachel Ignotofsky
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Summary: It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!
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.
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!
My Thoughts: “This book tells the stories of some of these scientists, from ancient Greece to the modern day, who in the face of “No” said, “Try and stop me.”
Such an inspirational & beautifully illustrated book!
Many of the scientists in this novel I had never heard of! This book taught me about so many women who studied hard to get their ground-breaking work out there in the world. And the struggles they faced from needing to create their own funds to working in secret!
For ex. Wang Zhenyi a Chinese scholar (from 1768) who became quite an influential astronomer + mathematician & tested her many theories about eclipses, and the rotation of our solar system!
She is one of many trailblazing women who fought hard and beat the odds to develop ground breaking work in the name of science & math, which is still used today!!
I highly recommend this book if you are interested to learn more about female scientists, scientific accomplishments from history, or want to be inspired by these fearless pioneers! ❤