Women in Science

Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Book - 2016
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A recent U.S. Department of Education survey found that high school girls take the same number of math and science classes as boys and earn slightly higher grades, but only 15 percent of U.S. collegiate women major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Encouraging young women and girls to pursue STEM career tracks has never been more important. Women in Science highlights notable women's contributions to various scientific fields and inspires readers both young and old. A fascinating collection full of striking, singular art, the book features 50 profiles and illustrated portraits of women in STEM from the ancient to the modern world, and also contains infographics about interesting and relevant topics such as lab equipment and rates of women currently working in STEM fields. Profiles feature well-known figures, such as biologist Rachel Carson and primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers, such as Dr. Patricia Bath, the first African-American woman to receive a medical patent, and Barbara McClintock, a Nobel Prize-winning cytogeneticist.
Publisher: Berkeley :, Ten Speed Press,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781607749769
Branch Call Number: J 509.252 Ign
Characteristics: 127 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 22, 2020

Really good! Everybody should read this awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JCLHeatherM Jan 25, 2019

This collection of pioneering women gave their all so that future generations of learners - male and female - could succeed. Though their names may not appear in history books alongside their male counterparts, their contributions will never be forgotten. Filled with trivia, diagrams and extensive colored illustrations, this resource is a must read for curious minds.

Nov 14, 2018

I like this book. Beautifully illustrated and informative.

Nov 14, 2018

I like this book. Beautifully illustrated and informative.

Feb 06, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. The author included an interesting variety of women in different fields, many of whom I'd never heard about before. I think this would be a great book to read with any young woman to encourage interest in science.

Nov 06, 2017

I smiled the whole time I was reading this. (OK, not the whole time. Some of them had pretty bummer lives.) I know it is for a younger audience, but the format of the writing got a little repetitive. Mostly the "moral" style final paragraph for each scientist. But the choice of women and the breadth of topics they worked in and their fearlessness made this such a great read. The art is also a fun style. When looking at photos or knowing what they look like in real life, I love that the art really seems to capture their faces even in such a simplified style. Lots of little extras, too, like an illustrated glossary and illustrations of different types of tools that scientists use. Really fun.

LPL_IlkaI Jan 13, 2017

Don't let the size of this book fool you because all of the 127 pages are jam packed with a plethora of information! In addition to the engaging images, that encompass just about every available space on the page, is the perfect amount of knowledge to leave you wanting to know more about these women oft unheard. Both STEM and Art fields are where representation, diversity for women REALLY matters, yet is sorely lacking. Ms. Ignotofsky answers this siren call with Women in Science, a must read for everyone of all ages!

ArapahoeTina Dec 05, 2016

An amazing book brought to life with colorful artwork that's as vivacious as the women it chronicles. This is an empowering collection of female innovators and a history lesson on the many struggles women face while following their passions. Compiled in a way that is both engaging and easily digestible, it was something I could read a few pages of whenever I had a free moment.

KHCPL_Tree Sep 26, 2016

I can't say enough about this book. It's simply stunning with its beautiful illustrations. It's educational but in a fun way to read or browse. It's all I am woman hear me roar! Damn these women are brilliant and everyone should pay homage.

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