A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. 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 ...
The stories of the many women who excel in STEM fields, despite real obstacles, need to be told. This book assembles profiles of Nobel Laureates, as well as those who were overlooked. It introduces the reader to women who received encouragement from their families, and of those who had to fight for an education. It tells of the successes of women held in high regard by male colleagues, and of those scorned. Their stories will embolden the next generation of female leaders in STEM and enlighten the males who will be there working alongside them.
An illustrated tour of our planet's ecosystems both large and small, from reefs, deserts and rainforests to a single drop of water - from the bestselling author of Women in Science. Through exquisite illustrations, maps and infographics, bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky explains how our planet works, from its incredible ecosystems and the plants and animals that live there to the importance of biodiversity, weather cycles and more. Including information on the dangers of climate change and ideas for how to protect Planet Earth, this utterly charming guide is perfect for all nature-loving readers on the planet we call home.
The citizens of the world deserve to thrive, to be free, and to lead healthy lives without fear, discrimination, or violence. Where injustices exist, female activists stand up and speak out to right the wrongs. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they represent every generation from every corner of the planet. Each has a story to tell, a plan of action, and a community to help. This book introduces the reader to women from all over who have strived to make the world equal for all.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary. Brad was inspired by the birth of his daughter to curate this collection, but you don’t need to be a parent to treasure it—Heroes for My Daughter is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The sixty featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world. The format allows for reading straight through or at your own pace, and includes photos, quotes, brief biographies, and vignettes that highlight the single moment that made each person great. The wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are women, men, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so many more. Heroes for My Daughter is a book to be read again and again, as the simple question of what makes a hero remains a vital part of today’s conversation.