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The Resource Headstrong : 52 women who changed science-- and the world, Rachel Swaby

Headstrong : 52 women who changed science-- and the world, Rachel Swaby

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Headstrong : 52 women who changed science-- and the world
Title
Headstrong
Title remainder
52 women who changed science-- and the world
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Swaby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: "She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children." It wasn't until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary -- and consequent outcry -- prompted were, Who are the role models for today's female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known. This tour reveals these 52 women at their best -- while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swaby, Rachel
Dewey number
509.2/52
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Q130
  • Q141
LC item number
  • .S93 2015
  • .S93 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women scientists
  • Women astronomers
  • Women physicians
  • Women biologists
  • Women physicists
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women astronomers
  • Women biologists
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women physicians
  • Women physicists
  • Women scientists
  • Naturwissenschaftlerin
  • Kvinnliga forskare
Label
Headstrong : 52 women who changed science-- and the world, Rachel Swaby
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780553446791.pdf
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicine -- Biology and the environment -- Genetics and development -- Physics -- Earth and stars -- Math and technology -- Invention
Control code
ocn886483944
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780553446791
Lccn
2014041421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553446791
  • (OCoLC)886483944
Label
Headstrong : 52 women who changed science-- and the world, Rachel Swaby
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780553446791.pdf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicine -- Biology and the environment -- Genetics and development -- Physics -- Earth and stars -- Math and technology -- Invention
Control code
ocn886483944
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780553446791
Lccn
2014041421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553446791
  • (OCoLC)886483944

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