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Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World

by Rachel Swaby

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Florence Nightingale. Sally Ride. Ada Lovelace. These names and others are etched in history and included here as part of an awe-inspiring collection of profiles of thirty-three of the most influential women in science--women whose vision, creativity, passion, and dedication have changed the world. Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension.   Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't born brilliant scientists. They observe and experiment as kids and as adults, testing ideas again and again, each time learning something new.   Kids are sure to come away with a renewed curiosity about the world and the realization that the road to discovery can be positively thrilling.   "This collective biography is most timely. An interesting, engaging collection . . . that will encourage readers to explore further and perhaps pursue their own scientific curiosities." --Kirkus Reviews "The descriptions of the women's lives often have a quiet poetry. Readers . . . will find much to admire in these accomplished and unconventional women." --Publishers Weekly "Swaby's powerful book serves as an indispensable reminder that women have always been essential to science and innovation. Certain to inspire the next generation of scientists." --Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars… (more)
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Most scientists and mathematicians aren't simply born brilliant.
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This book is a middle-grade abridgment of "Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science - and the World".
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Florence Nightingale. Sally Ride. Ada Lovelace. These names and others are etched in history and included here as part of an awe-inspiring collection of profiles of thirty-three of the most influential women in science--women whose vision, creativity, passion, and dedication have changed the world. Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension.   Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't born brilliant scientists. They observe and experiment as kids and as adults, testing ideas again and again, each time learning something new.   Kids are sure to come away with a renewed curiosity about the world and the realization that the road to discovery can be positively thrilling.   "This collective biography is most timely. An interesting, engaging collection . . . that will encourage readers to explore further and perhaps pursue their own scientific curiosities." --Kirkus Reviews "The descriptions of the women's lives often have a quiet poetry. Readers . . . will find much to admire in these accomplished and unconventional women." --Publishers Weekly "Swaby's powerful book serves as an indispensable reminder that women have always been essential to science and innovation. Certain to inspire the next generation of scientists." --Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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