WOMEN IN SCIENCE: 50 FEARLESS PIONEERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD -- a charmingly illustrated and educational book that celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who paved the way for the next generations
Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky (2016, Ten Speed Press; 128 pages)
This juvenile nonfiction book is a bliss and a joy. One of those books I wish I would have had the opportunity to have in my hands when I was a young girl, looking around for female role models in any field in life. Those books didn't exist then; woman scientist wasn’t even a concept.
But now, it is a scientific fact: Women rock, and they rock also in science. Everything about this book is charming. The facts, the portraits of those 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world, the format, and those incredible illustrations included in each chapter. The fifty notable women belong to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the ancient to the modern world. The art is striking, and the collection also includes infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary.
The reader can dive into profiles of well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Gertrude Elion, pharmacologist and biochemist, Annie Easley, computer programmer, mathematician and rocket scientist, Patricia Bath, ophthalmologist and inventor, or Sau Lan Wu, particle physicist among many others.
This book not only celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female scientists, the book also celebrates diversity and embraces it.
This is a beautiful, gorgeous, excellent book. Read it!
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Recommended by: Maite