Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

Rachel Swaby

Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest woman scientists.

In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. it all started: “She made a median pork stroganoff, her husband from activity to activity, and took 8 years off from paintings to elevate 3 children.” It wasn’t till the second one paragraph that readers came upon why the Times had dedicated numerous hundred phrases to her lifestyles: Brill used to be an excellent rocket scientist who invented a propulsion process to maintain communications satellites in orbit, and had lately been presented the nationwide Medal of expertise and Innovation. one of the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted have been, who're the position types for today’s girl scientists, and the place will we locate the tales that forged them of their precise light?      

 delivers a robust, worldwide, and interesting reaction. overlaying Nobel Prize winners and significant innovators, in addition to lesser-known yet highly major scientists who impact our on a daily basis, Rachel Swaby’s vivid profiles span centuries of brave thinkers and illustrate how every one one’s rules constructed, from their first second of medical engagement during the examine and discovery for which they’re top recognized. This attention-grabbing travel unearths those fifty two ladies at their best—while encouraging and encouraging a brand new new release of ladies to place on their lab coats.

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