Women in Sci­ence: 50 Fear­less Pi­o­neers Who Changed the World by RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY

Cosmos - - Spectrum - — BILL CONDIE

Ten Speed Press (2016) RRP $27.99 Hard­back

YOUR DAUGH­TERS and grand­daugh­ters will love this book, but it’s just as im­por­tant that your sons and grand­sons read it as well – a charm­ing and at­trac­tive take-down of the gen­der­skewed idea that only men do sci­ence. Women in Sci­ence cel­e­brates the achieve­ments of 50 en­gi­neers, bi­ol­o­gists, math­e­ma­ti­cians, doc­tors, as­tro­nauts and physi­cists from an­cient times to the mod­ern world. Some like physi­cist Marie Curie and pri­ma­tol­o­gist Jane Goodall are well known. Oth­ers, like oph­thamol­o­gist Pa­tri­cia Bath, right, who in­vented the laser probe to treat cataracts, might be less than housh­old names, but that makes their sto­ries more ex­cit­ing as we hear how they over­came sex­ism and other ob­sta­cles to shine in their field. Beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated and writ­ten by the tal­ented Rachel Ignotofsky. (See page 128 for your cah­nce to win a copy).

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