by Rachel Ignotofsky
Wren and Rook, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group
From the Publisher:
Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 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 beyond …
Review by a Rockwatcher:
I am Anna Antonenko and I want to be a palaeontologist when I grow up. I feel lucky to live in a world where men and woman have equal rights, so really anyone could be a scientist, but this was not true throughout history. Men were more powerful and woman didn’t do much really. Right? This book really proves me wrong. It describes the greatest woman who changed the world. Their lives were quite amazing. It is great that they carried on, even if men were more powerful, and achieved many important scientific breakthroughs.
This book includes beautiful illustrations and is very informative. The layout is genius! For each scientist they have two pages ; one page with a picture of the scientist surrounded by quotes and facts, and the other page includes their story, e.g when they were born, what they did and many other points. With this book you never get bored! I recommend this book for all!