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Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, these 52 profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how their ideas developed.
Blending a fascinating personal history with dramatic historical events, this book brings long-overdue attention to a brilliant woman whose work proved essential for America's early space program.
Although it was an unusual pursuit for women at the time, Ada Lovelace studied science and mathematics from a young age. This book uses unpublished archival material to explore her precocious childhood as well as her ambitious young adulthood.
Prepare to be inspired. This volume takes on the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia. This book is an affirmation of female genius and a celebration of the boundless applications of mathematics.
The Glass Universe is the hidden history of a group of remarkable women whose vital contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.
This extraordinary new biography gives an indelible new portrait of the founder of the environmental movement: Rachel Carson. This book reveals a shy passionate woman and captures the true essence of one of the greatest reformers of the 20th century.
Rosalind Franklin is famous in the history of science for her contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA. In this family memoir her sister, Jenifer Glynn, paints a full picture of Rosalind's life.
The story of an Indian woman who became the chief of an entrenched patriarchal tribe by crashing through thick walls of ethnic, racial and gender prejudice. She spent her life using a unique bi-cultural identity to improve the lot of her people.
Therese Vanier was a distinguished haematologist and she was the first woman consultant at St Thomas's hospital in London. This biography serves as a tribute to her life and as an inspiration to others to follow her example.
Desert Rose details Coretta Scott King's upbringing in a family of proud, land-owning African Americans with a profound devotion to the ideals of social equality and the values of education, as well as her later role as her husband's trusted adviser.
In this intimate portrait of a great American hero, the family of Rosa Parks describes the woman who was not only the mother of the civil rights movement, but a nurturing mother figure to them all.
Daring to Drive offers a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in modern Saudi Arabia. It is a remarkable exploration of resilience and a celebration of female solidarity.
An inspiring story of a modern American icon, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. From the lessons she learned in Chicago to the messages she shares as one of the most recognizable women in the world.
A ground breaking book that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, and the first lady of the United States forged an enduring friendship that changed their lives and helped to alter the course of race and racism in America.
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