Rise of the Rocket Girls

Rise of the Rocket Girls
Author: Nathalia Holt
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 0316338915
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Rocket Girls Book Excerpt:

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women -- known as "human computers" -- who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading. "If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." -- Entertainment Weekly

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls  The Women Who Propelled Us  from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 1504046374
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars Book Excerpt:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Rise of the Rocket Girls tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Nathalia Holt’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt: When the Jet Propulsion Laboratory first began researching rocket science and the possibilities within space exploration in the middle of the twentieth century, they hired a hyper intelligent group of female mathematicians to work with their staff of engineers. In Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt examines four decades of the JPL’s major accomplishments from interviews and research of these groundbreaking women who were recruited to be “human computers,” Including, from this team of unsung heroes, Barbara Paulson, Helen Ling, Sue Finley, and Sylvia Lundy. As the JPL’s projects evolved from developing missiles and satellites to executing moon landings and planetary exploration projects, the women’s roles grew too, becoming the team responsible for launching America into Space—and they did it all while balancing marriage and children, too. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Lady Astronauts Lady Engineers and Naked Ladies

Lady Astronauts  Lady Engineers  and Naked Ladies
Author: Karin Hilck
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN: 3110626187
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Astronauts Lady Engineers and Naked Ladies Book Excerpt:

The book Lady Astronauts, Lady Engineers, and Naked Ladies is a gender history of the American space community and by extension a social history of American society in the twentieth century during the Cold War. In order to expand and differentiate the prevalent postwar narrative about gender relations and cultural structures in the United States, the book analyzes several different groups of women interacting in different social spaces within the space community. It therewith grants insight into the several layers of female participation and agency in the community and the gender and race based obstacles and hurdles the female (prospective) astronauts, scientists, engineers, artists, administrators, writers, hostesses, secretaries, and wives were faced with at NASA and in the space industry. In each chapter a different social space within the space community is analyzed. The spaces where the women lived and worked are researched from a media, individual, and institutional angle, ultimately revealing the differing gender philosophies communicated in the public sphere and the space community workplaces by government and space community officials. While women were publicly encouraged to participate in the American space effort to beat the Soviet Union in the race to the moon, women had to deal with gender based barriers which were integral to the structures of the space community; just as they were an intrinsic component of all societal structures in the United States in the 1960s. The female space workers, who were often perceived as disrupters of the prevalent social order in the space community and discriminated by some of their male colleagues and bosses on a personal basis, still managed to assert themselves. They molded pockets of agency in the space community workspaces without the facilitation of regulations on the part of NASA that might have provided them with easier access or more agency. Thus, the space community, a place of technological innovation, was not necessarily also a place of social innovation, but a community with a government agency at its center that mainly mirrored the current (changing) social order, conventions, and policies in the 1960s as well as in the 1970s and 1980s. Nevertheless, the women presented in this book were instrumental in advancing and consolidating the social transformation that happened within the space community and the United States and therefore make intriguing subjects of research. Thus, this systematic analysis of the connection between gender, space, and the Cold War adds a new dimension to space history as well as expands the discourse in American history about gender relations and the opportunities of women in the twentieth century.

Technical Innovation in American History An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 3 volumes

Technical Innovation in American History  An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology  3 volumes
Author: Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1082
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN: 161069094X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Innovation in American History An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

Escape from Earth

Escape from Earth
Author: Fraser MacDonald
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 1782834117
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape from Earth Book Excerpt:

ESCAPE FROM EARTH is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. It's a wild ride. Jack Parsons, Malina's chemistry-expert research partner, was a bed-hopping occultist with delusions of grandeur. We get all the horrible details: drug parties and sex magic, cameos by Aleister Crowley and L Ron Hubbard, and an ill-fated attempt to start a mail-order religion. Armed with hitherto unpublished letters, journals, and documents from the Malina family archives, Fraser MacDonald reveals what we didn't know. Jack Parsons betrayed Frank Malina to the FBI, cooperating fully in their investigation of Malina for un-American activities. The Jet Propulsion Lab's second director secretly denounced Frank as a Communist. Frank's research group had close ties to the spy network of the infamous Rosenbergs - the only Americans executed during the Red Scare. This is a story of soaring ideals entangled in the most human of complications: infidelity and divorce, betrayal and treason.

Star Crossed

Star Crossed
Author: Emma Barry,Genevieve Turner
Publsiher: Penny Bright Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Crossed Book Excerpt:

Houston, Texas, 1964 Geraldine Brixton is ready to make history as the first female American astronaut. After a childhood traveling the air show circuit, she works as a pilot, so she’s more than prepared for the flying. But space demands more than operating equipment and the last obstacle in her way is also the most serious: math. Beverly Fox has made a career crunching the numbers that launch men into space. Numbers aren’t her problem: limits are. From the narrow expectations of her parents to discrimination at work, Bev’s life has been cut down over and over. Only in her hidden activities after dark does she feel whole. Wanting to do her part to get a woman into space, Bev offers to help Geri conquer math. But neither anticipates her intense attraction—or that it might be shared. Together, they could soar to everything they’ve ever wanted, but will their secrets bring them crashing back to Earth? lesbian interracial military astronaut 20th century computer science NASA romance

They Called Us Girls

They Called Us Girls
Author: Kathleen Courtenay Stone
Publsiher: Cynren Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 1947976257
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Called Us Girls Book Excerpt:

In mid-twentieth-century America, women faced a paradox. Thanks to their efforts, World War II production had been robust, and in the peace that followed, more women worked outside the home than ever before, even dominating some professions. Yet the culture, from politicians to corporations to television shows, portrayed the ideal woman as a housewife. Many women happily assumed that role, but a small segment bucked the tide—women who wanted to use their talents differently, in jobs that had always been reserved for men. In They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men, author Kathleen Stone meets seven of these unconventional women. In insightful, personalized portraits that span a half-century, Kathleen weaves stories of female ambition, uncovering the families, teachers, mentors, and historical events that led to unexpected paths. What inspired these women, and what can they teach women and girls today?

The Queens of Animation

The Queens of Animation
Author: Nathalia Holt
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN: 9780316439145
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queens of Animation Book Excerpt:

A BEST BOOK OF 2019: Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and Financial Times From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures) From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades. In The Queens of Animation, bestselling author Nathalia Holt tells their dramatic stories for the first time, showing how these women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon. As the influence of Walt Disney Studios grew---and while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation---these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences. With gripping storytelling, and based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation reveals the vital contributions these women made to Disney's Golden Age and their continued impact on animated filmmaking, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen, Disney's first female-directed full-length feature film.

Moonbound

Moonbound
Author: Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 1466899352
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonbound Book Excerpt:

On a summer night in 1969, two men climbed down a ladder onto a sea of dust at the edge of an ancient dream. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil, the moon ceased to be a place of mystery and myth. It became a destination. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of that journey, Moonbound tells the monumental story of the moon and the men who went there first. With vibrant images and meticulous attention to detail, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm conjures the long history of the visionaries, stargazers, builders, and adventurers who sent Apollo 11 on its legendary voyage. From the wisdom of the Babylonians to the intrigues of the Cold War, from the otherworldly discoveries of Galileo to the dark legacy of Nazi atrocities, from the exhilarating trajectories of astronauts—recounted in their own words—to the unsung brilliance of engineers working behind the scenes, Moonbound captures the grand arc of the Space Age in a graphic history of unprecedented scope and profound lyricism.

A Voice Becoming

A Voice Becoming
Author: Beth Bruno
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN: 1478974680
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Voice Becoming Book Excerpt:

In A Voice Becoming, Beth Bruno helps mothers cast a Godly vision for their daughters and chart a course that will prepare their daughters for womanhood. What if you as a mother concentrated on your daughter for one year? Who might she become? A Voice Becoming is for moms who want to usher their daughters into womanhood but know they need more than tips, techniques, and programs. This is for moms who to desire to chart a course for their daughters that helps them know the story of God they are entering and the global sisterhood of women they are joining. A Voice Becoming is written by a fellow sojourner, still in the middle of the journey, processing her own story as she casts a vision for her daughter to discover hers. Sometimes road maps are too restrictive and a friend is needed who has made the journey already. Beth Bruno seeks to activate moms by infusing them with hope and vision. Readers will join Beth in a yearlong journey of teaching their daughters that women lead, women love, women fight, women sacrifice, and women create. Moms learn how to use film and books, tangible experiences, volunteering, interviewing other women, traveling, and more in a creative and life-altering way to help solidify these important concepts in the mind and life of their young teen.

Meg Jo Beth Amy The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Meg  Jo  Beth  Amy  The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters
Author: Anne Boyd Rioux
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN: 0393254747
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meg Jo Beth Amy The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters Book Excerpt:

On its 150th anniversary, discover the story of the beloved classic that has captured the imaginations of generations. Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America’s favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world, and the book has become an international classic. When Anne Boyd Rioux read the novel in her twenties, she had a powerful reaction to the story. Through teaching the book, she has seen the same effect on many others. In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Rioux recounts how Louisa May Alcott came to write Little Women, drawing inspiration for it from her own life. Rioux also examines why this tale of family and community ties, set while the Civil War tore America apart, has resonated through later wars, the Depression, and times of changing opportunities for women. Alcott’s novel has moved generations of women, many of them writers: Simone de Beauvoir, J. K. Rowling, bell hooks, Cynthia Ozick, Jane Smiley, Margo Jefferson, and Ursula K. Le Guin were inspired by Little Women, particularly its portrait of the iconoclastic young writer, Jo. Many have felt, as Anna Quindlen has declared, “Little Women changed my life.” Today, Rioux sees the novel’s beating heart in Alcott’s portrayal of family resilience and her honest look at the struggles of girls growing into women. In gauging its current status, Rioux shows why Little Women remains a book with such power that people carry its characters and spirit throughout their lives.

Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures  The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN: 1504043413
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Book Excerpt:

So much to read, so little time? Get an overview of Hidden Figures, the true story about the African American female mathematicians who helped NASA win the space race. Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures tells the incredible real-life account of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden—who, in a time when black women faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles, went to work as “calculators” at NASA. With pencils, paper, and slide rules, they transformed airplane, rocket, and satellite designs—and ensured a World War II victory. Despite the social and political climate at the height of Jim Crow, these women rose up and became integral to the project that put the first man on the moon. From World War II to the Cold War to the civil rights movement to the space race, Hidden Figures tells the story of four remarkable women whose contributions to science led to some of NASA’s greatest successes. The book has become a New York Times bestseller as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award–winning and Academy Award–nominated picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. With historical context, important quotes, fascinating trivia, a glossary of terms, and other features, this summary and analysis of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race is intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

The Feminist Quiz Book

The Feminist Quiz Book
Author: Sian Meades-Williams,Laura Brown
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 178870357X
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Feminist Quiz Book Book Excerpt:

Test yourself on what you really know about feminism and find out what your teachers should have taught you... Delve into the fascinating history of women who refused, dared, led, asked and discovered, from Jeanne Baret to Michelle Obama, from Rosa Parks to Joan Clarke. Covering all of the topics you studied at school, from Literature, Mathematics and Science to Politics, Music and Art, with easy to difficult questions, crosswords, wordsearches, anagrams and much more! Find out if you know the women who created the very items that surround you. Discover the women who weren't afraid to be the first. Test yourself on the women who keep fighting. The Feminist Quiz Book is a celebration of women from around the word and the perfect gift for the feminists in your life. Discover and learn with family and friends about these incredible women in this fun and interactive quiz book.

The Multiverse of Office Fiction

The Multiverse of Office Fiction
Author: Masaomi Kobayashi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2022-12-17
ISBN: 3031126882
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multiverse of Office Fiction Book Excerpt:

The Multiverse of Office Fiction liberates Herman Melville’s 1853 classic, “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” from a microcosm of Melville studies, namely the so-called Bartleby Industry. This book aims to illuminate office fiction—fiction featuring office workers such as clerks, civil servants, and company employees—as an underexplored genre of fiction, by addressing relevant issues such as evolution of office work, integration of work and life, exploitation of women office workers, and representation of the Post Office. In achieving this goal, Bartleby plays an essential role not as one of the most eccentric characters in literary fiction, but rather as one of the most generic characters in office fiction. Overall, this book demonstrates that Bartleby is a generative figure, by incorporating a wide diversity of his cousins as Bartlebys. It offers fresh contexts in which to place these characters so that it can ultimately contribute to an ever-evolving poetics of the office.

American Women s History on Film

American Women   s History on Film
Author: Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2022-11-30
ISBN: 1440866619
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Women s History on Film Book Excerpt:

By exploring a range of films about American women, this book offers readers an opportunity to engage in both history and film in a new way, embracing representation, diversity, and historical context.

Wonder Women of Science Twelve Geniuses Who Are Currently Rocking Science Technology and the World

Wonder Women of Science  Twelve Geniuses Who Are Currently Rocking Science  Technology  and the World
Author: Tiera Fletcher,Ginger Rue
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN: 1536218286
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonder Women of Science Twelve Geniuses Who Are Currently Rocking Science Technology and the World Book Excerpt:

What does it take to be a STEM genius? Check out these exciting, highly readable profiles of a dozen contemporary women who are on the cutting edge of scientific research. Searching the cosmos for a new Earth. Using math to fight human trafficking. Designing invisible (and safer) cars. Unlocking climate-change secrets. All of this groundbreaking science, and much more, is happening right now, spearheaded by the diverse female scientists and engineers profiled in this book. Meet award-winning aerospace engineer Tiera Fletcher and twelve other science superstars and hear them tell in their own words not only about their fascinating work, but also about their childhoods and the paths they traveled to get where they are—paths that often involved failures and unexpected changes in direction, but also persistence, serendipity, and brilliant insights. Their careers range from computer scientist to microbiologist to unique specialties that didn’t exist before some amazing women profiled here created them. Here is a book to surprise and inspire not only die-hard science fans, but also those who don’t (yet!) think of themselves as scientists. Back matter includes reading suggestions, an index, a glossary, and some surprising ideas for how to get involved in the world of STEM.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Author: Malinda Lo
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN: 1529366593
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Excerpt:

'Lo's writing . . . shimmers with the thrills of youthful desire. A lovely, memorable novel' - Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet and The Night Watch. 'An instant classic, the finest LGBTQIA+ romance I've read in ages.' - Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of The Music of What Happens and The Bridge From the award winning author of Ash comes a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s. Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father - despite his hard-won citizenship - Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.

Women Who Changed the World Their Lives Challenges and Accomplishments through History 4 volumes

Women Who Changed the World  Their Lives  Challenges  and Accomplishments through History  4 volumes
Author: Candice Goucher
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2022-01-24
ISBN: 1440868255
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Who Changed the World Their Lives Challenges and Accomplishments through History 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

Women Who Changed the World: Their Lives, Challenges, and Accomplishments through History features 200 biographies of notable women and offers readers an opportunity to explore the global past from a gendered perspective. The women featured in this four-volume set cover the full sweep of history, from our ancestral forbearer "Lucy" to today's tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams. Every walk of life is represented in these pages, from powerful monarchs and politicians to talented artists and writers, from inquisitive scientists to outspoken activists. Each biography follows a standardized format, recounting the woman's life and accomplishments, discussing the challenges she faced within her particular time and place in history, and exploring the lasting legacy she left. A chronological listing of biographies makes it easy for readers to zero in on particular time periods, while a further reading list at the end of each essay serves as a gateway to further exploration and study. High-interest sidebars accompany many of the biographies, offering more nuanced glimpses into the lives of these fascinating women.

The Apollo Chronicles

The Apollo Chronicles
Author: Brandon R. Brown
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-08
ISBN: 0190681365
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apollo Chronicles Book Excerpt:

The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs. But Apollo's full account includes the earthbound engineers, mounds of their crumpled paper, and smoldering metal shards of exploded engines. How exactly did the nation, step by difficult step, take men to the Moon and back? In The Apollo Chronicles, fifty years after the moon landing, author Brandon R. Brown, himself the son of an Apollo engineer, revisits the men and women who toiled behind the lights. He relays the defining twentieth-century project from its roots, bringing the engineers' work and personalities to bright life on the page. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent American decade, the narrative whisks audiences through tense deadlines and technical miracles, from President John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to NASA's 1969 lunar triumph, as engineers confronted wave after wave of previously unthinkable challenges. Brown immerses readers in key physical hurdles--from building the world's most powerful rockets to keeping humans alive in the hostile void of space--using language free of acronyms and technical jargon. The book also pulls back from the detailed tasks and asks larger questions. What did we learn about the Moon? And what can this uniquely innovative project teach us today?

Women in Mathematics

Women in Mathematics
Author: Janet L. Beery,Sarah J. Greenwald,Jacqueline A. Jensen-Vallin,Maura B. Mast
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2017-12-02
ISBN: 3319666940
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Mathematics Book Excerpt:

This collection of refereed papers celebrates the contributions, achievements, and progress of female mathematicians, mostly in the 20th and 21st centuries. Emerging from the themed paper session “The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting” at MAA's 2015 MathFest, this volume contains a diverse mix of current scholarship and exposition on women and mathematics, including biographies, histories, and cultural discussions. The multiplicity of authors also ensures a wide variety of perspectives. In inspiring and informative chapters, the authors featured in this volume reflect on the accomplishments of women in mathematics, showcasing the changes in mathematical culture that resulted as more women obtained tenure-track and tenured academic positions, received prestigious awards and honors, served in leadership roles in professional societies, and became more visibly active in the mathematical community. Readers will find discussions of mathematical excellence at Girton College, Cambridge, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; of perseverance by Polish women in mathematics during and after World War II and by Black women in mathematics in the United States from the 1880s onward; and of the impact of outreach programs ranging from EDGE's promotion of graduate education to the Daughters of Hypatia dance performances. The volume also provides informative biographies of a variety of women from mathematics and statistics, many of them well-known and others less well-known, including Charlotte Angas Scott, Emmy Noether, Mina Rees, Gertrude Cox, Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Norma Hernandez, Deborah Tepper Haimo, and Teri Perl. These essays provide compelling reading for a wide audience, including mathematicians, historians of science, teachers of mathematics, and students at the high school, college, and graduate levels. Anyone interested in attracting more girls and women as students, faculty, and/or employees will also find this volume engaging and enlightening.