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Fifty two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists In 2013 the  New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill It began “She made a mean beef stroganoff followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the  Times had devoted several hundred words to her life Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist wh. A Feminist s holy Bible Thank you for this great short book Rachel As a Scientist my teacher talked a lot about Rosalind Franklin and how her data was key to the double helix model But she was never credited for her work And i m glad that the truth got out and everyone now knows that it was a team work Not just Watson and Crick my teacher also talked a lot about Barbara mCclintock and how she was treated and isolated but she made a major breakthrough when she discovered transposition and used it to demonstrate that genes are responsible for changing corn s color phenotype i learned about the rest of these strong successful women from this book

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Rs as well as lesser known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coat. This lovely little collection does a fantastic job of providing brief comprehensive summaries of brilliant female scientists many of whom are virtually unknown These admirable ladies are grouped by their scientific specialties and each is lauded for her accomplishments as well as her uirks and originality Overall Headstrong is an inspiring book that provides a wonderful starting point for exploring the lives of women who have shaped scientific history mostly anonymously for four centuries

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O invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Among the uestions the obituary and conseuent outcry prompted were Who are the role models for today’s female scientists and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light        Headstrong delivers a powerful global and engaging response Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovato. After recently reading a book with a very similar scope but made for kids I wanted something a little adult on the subject of women in the STEM fields This fit the bill Swaby s book is a primer for the topic with which to discover some of the lesser known but very important women of the world and a great jumping off point from which to learn elsewhere Because of Headstrong I m going to seek out full bios of some of these fascinating people


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  1. says:

    A Feminist's holy Bible Thank you for this great short book Rachel As a Scientist my teacher talked a lot about Rosalind Franklin and how her data was key to the double helix model But she was never credited for her work And i'm glad that the truth got out and everyone now knows that it was a team work Not just Watson and Crick my teacher also talked a lot about Barbara mCclintock and how she was treated and isolated

  2. says:

    While there's no doubt that all 52 of the amazing woman covered in this book are than deserving of recognition I've never heard of most of them there is the matter of uality over uantity Each of these woman's achievements

  3. says:

    The premise of this book is basically the best It was written in response to Yvonne Brill's obituary in the New York Times in March 2013 which honored her not for being an actual rocket scientist but for her mean beef stroganoff After the public outcry the Times amended the obituary—which along with this book is the perfect example of how social media can be worthwhile This absurd thing happened and even though it's be

  4. says:

    Can you name any women scientists? Okay Marie Curie that's good Anyone else? While I might have been able to come up with a few Rosali

  5. says:

    After recently reading a book with a very similar scope but made for kids I wanted something a little adult on the subject of women in the STEM fields This fit the bill Swaby's book is a primer for the topic with which to discover some of the lesser known but very important women of the world and a great jumping off point from which to learn elsewhere Because of Headstrong I'm going to seek out full bios of some of these fascinating people

  6. says:

    I got this book to review through the Vine program This book goes through uick profiles of 52 women who had large contributions to science The women are divided into different areas of science by the science they contributed to physics math earth and stars medicine etc This is a decent book My biggest complaints are that the sections on each woman are so brief that just as you are getting interesting in that woman the section e

  7. says:

    This book is about 52 women who did have an impact on our lives and what saddened me is that I didn't know the majority of themFew pages for mini biographies the idea is awesome some readers said the author should have narrowed the number to 10 or less and spoke of these ten but no I love the fact that 52 women were mentionned you get to know a little about them their fights struggles and passion this will teas

  8. says:

    This lovely little collection does a fantastic job of providing brief comprehensive summaries of brilliant female scientists many of whom are virtually unknown These admirable ladies are grouped by their scientific specialties and each is lauded for her accomplishments as well as her uirks and originality Overall Headstrong is an inspiring book that provides a wonderful starting point for exploring the lives of women wh

  9. says:

    I'll start by saying my science knowledge and background is limited Headstrong provided an easy to read brief overview of 52 women who contributed to science in one way or another I had heard of some of the women before but there were many I had notThe book is divided into sections Medicine Biology and the Environment Genetics and Development Physics Earth and Stars Math and Technology and Invention I personally found

  10. says:

    I'd probably knock off half a star for some of the writers literary choices I swear there was a line that was like He mad

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