Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky
50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

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It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!
A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!

About Rachel Ignotofsky

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RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY is an illustrator and designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as @Instagram, Babble, The Huffington Post, Scientific American, and Buzzfeed.
Author Residence: Kansas City, MOIllustrator Hometown: New Jersey
Published July 26, 2016 by Ten Speed Press. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The chronological presentation enriches historical context and obstacles the women overcame, and tweens and teens will be inspired by the examples set before them, as well as by the strong arguments presented that science needs lots more women involved in everything from space travel to microbiol...

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Born in Italy, she talked her father into letting her study medicine.

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Thirty years ago, the genre of Brief Biographical Sketches of Female Scientists offered up a sad handful of essentials: Meyer (1955), Yost (1959), Osen (1974), Rossiter (1982), Ogilvie (1986), aaaaand that was pretty much all we had. Since 1990, however, there has been a wonderful flowering of ...

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