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 lady scientists.

In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. it all started: “She made an average red meat stroganoff, her husband from task to activity, and took 8 years off from paintings to elevate 3 children.” It wasn’t until eventually the second one paragraph that readers came across why the Times had committed numerous hundred phrases to her lifestyles: Brill used to be an excellent rocket scientist who invented a propulsion method to maintain communications satellites in orbit, and had lately been provided the nationwide Medal of expertise and Innovation. one of the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted have been, who're the position versions for today’s lady scientists, and the place do we locate the tales that solid them of their real light?      

 delivers a robust, worldwide, and interesting reaction. masking Nobel Prize winners and significant innovators, in addition to lesser-known yet highly major scientists who impression our each day, Rachel Swaby’s brilliant profiles span centuries of brave thinkers and illustrate how each one one’s principles constructed, from their first second of clinical engagement throughout the study and discovery for which they’re top identified. This interesting travel unearths those fifty two girls at their best—while encouraging and encouraging a brand new iteration of women to place on their lab coats.

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