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sloth852 | Jan 3, 2024 |
A must for anyone interested in scientific achievement as well as in women who made incredible contributions to knowledge and society's well-being and improvement.

The graphic (short) profile format is engaging (and stunning!) without sacrificing any depth or breadth of information
 
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schoenbc70 | 27 other reviews | Sep 2, 2023 |
This is a book worthy of one's coffee table. Set it out and let people (preferably kids) discover it! Our girls are older and I wish we had this book many years ago when we would spend some time before going to bed each night reading together. Say, one scientist a night.

I read this book a few scientists at a time and I don't believe it's written in such a way to make it a cover-to-cover-don't-put-it-down-read. There are some sources at the end of the book along with a glossary, but the information isn't cited like a scholarly work. There are more detailed citations on the web but again, the citations aren't done in a scholarly way. You won't be able to directly attach sources to the information. I understand why it wasn't done in the book because of the intended audience, however I would like to see more careful citations on the web.

I enjoyed the presentation style and unlike other people I didn't find the type too small to read.
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alan_chem | 27 other reviews | Feb 28, 2023 |
This book contains mini biographies of fifty women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Some are famous, such as Marie Curie, and others are lesser known. The book is short, so it does not provide much depth about each individual, but I enjoyed seeing so many women of science accumulated in one place. It gives the reader a sense of the many obstacles these women faced. I read this book as a precursor to reading more in depth about women in STEM. It definitely served my intended purpose.


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