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Headstrong 52 Women Who Changed Science-And the World

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ISBN-10: 0553446797

ISBN-13: 9780553446791

Edition: 2015

Authors: Rachel Swaby

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Fifty-two insightful and inspiring profiles of history's brightest female scientists and mathematicians.In March 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. The obituary--and consequent outcry in response--highlighted…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 4/7/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English