Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World

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By Rachel Swaby
Publisher Yearling
Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World
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Florence Nightingale. Sally Ride. Ada Lovelace. These names and others are etched in history and included here as part of an aweinspiring collection of profiles of thirtythree of the most influential women in sciencewomen whose vision, creativity, passion, and dedication have changed the world.Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshotsand parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people arent born brilliant scientists. They observe and experiment as kids and as adults, testing ideas again and again, each time learning something new. Kids are sure to come away with a renewed curiosity about the world and the realization that the road to discovery can be positively thrilling. This collective biography is most timely. An interesting, engaging collection . . . that will encourage readers to explore further and perhaps pursue their own scientific curiosities. Kirkus ReviewsThe descriptions of the womens lives often have a quiet poetry. Readers . . . will find much to admire in these accomplished and unconventional women. Publishers WeeklySwabys powerful book serves as an indispensable reminder that women have always been essential to science and innovation. Certain to inspire the next generation of scientists. Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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36792 words36,792 words
208 pages208 pages
Lexile 1130LLexile 1130L
Grade 5 to H+Grade 5 to H+
Age 10-18Age 10-18
Published 2017Published 2017

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0553446797

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