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