Headstrong (E–pub Free) Ë Rachel Swaby
Easy to read brief verview f 52 women who contributed to
science in ne way r another I had heard f some in ne way r another I had heard On Riemanns Theory of Algebraic Functions and Their Integrals of some the women before but there were many I had notThe book is divided into sections Medicine Biology and the Environment Genetics and Dev While there s no doubt that all 52f the amazing woman covered in this book are than deserving Achtung ... U-Boats Passing: A Saga of War at Sea (Vol. 2) of recognition I ve never heardf most Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat of them there is the matterf uality Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home over uantity Eachf these woman s achievements we re covered in about two r three pages and they all left me wanting I couldn t help but feel this book would have been a enjoyable reading experience if the author had narrowed down the selection to a round number f lets say 10 And then dedicated time to flesh ut and further discuss how they were able to change science and the world deposit all the bstacles placed in their way After recently reading a book with a very similar scope but made for kids I wanted something a little adult n the subject f women in the STEM fields This fit the bill Swaby s book is a primer for the topic with which to discover some Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls of the lesser known but very important womenf the world and a great jumping Ya Gotta Believe!: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher and Part-Time father, and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer off point from which to learn elsewhere Becausef Headstrong I m going to seek Night's Pawn out full biosf some Firing the First Elder (Pioneers in the Pulpit Book 2) of these fascinating people This lovely little collection does a fantastic jobf providing brief comprehensive summaries f brilliant female scientists many f whom are virtually unknown These admirable ladies are grouped by their scientific specialties and each is lauded for her accomplishments as well as her uirks AND ORIGINALITY OVERALL HEADSTRONG IS AN INSPIRING BOOK THAT originality Overall Headstrong is an inspiring book that a wonderful starting point for exploring the lives f women who have shaped scientific history mostly anonymously for four centuries A Feminist s holy Bible Thank you for this great short book Rachel As a Scientist my teacher talked a lot about Rosalind Franklin "and how her data was key to the double helix model But she "how her data was key to the double helix model But she never credited for her work And i m glad that the truth got ut and everyone now knows that it was a team work Not just Watson and Crick my teacher also talked a lot about Barbara mCclintock and how she was treated and isolated but she made a major breakthrough when she discovered transposition and used it to demonstrate that genes are responsible for changing corn s color phenotype i learned about the rest The Secret Child of these strong successful women from this book Can you name any women scientists Okay Marie Curie that s good Anyone else While I might have been able to come up with a few Rosalind Franklin Irene Joliot Curie the names wouldn t spring to mind as easily as I would like Now that I ve read Headstrong I ll have no trouble coming up with a dozenr Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook off the topf my head The best way to remember. O invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in rbit and had recently been awarded the National Medal f Technology and Innovation Among the uestions the bituary and conseuent utcry prompted were Who are the role models for today’s female scientists and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light Headstrong delivers a powerful global and engaging response Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovato.
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IT WAS WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO YVONNE BRILL Swas written in response to Yvonne Brill s in the New York Times in March 2013 which honored her not for being an actual rocket scientist but for her mean beef stroganoff After the public utcry the Times amended the Death by Inferior Design obituary which along with this book is the perfect examplef how social media can be worthwhile This absurd thing happened and even though it s been happening for decades and centuries the fact that we re all connected nline means that now we can do something about it Women said excuse us this is stupid and the newspaper changed what it printed Rachel Swaby said excuse me this is stupid and wrote this book about all the women we didn t know because that same stupid thing probably happened to them There are women in medicine genetics engineering physics astronomy mathematics and biology There are inventors and environmentalists There are the names we already know Sally Ride Rachel Carson Hedy Lamarr Ada Lovelace Florence Nightingale but mostly there are names I d never heard f Inge Lehmann discovered Earth s inner core Annie Jump Cannon classified hundreds Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 of thousandsf stars Helen Taussig revolutionized heart surgery Alice Ball was a black woman in "her early twenties who found a way to treat leprosy Chien Shiung Wu disproved what "early twenties who found a way to treat leprosy Chien Shiung Wu disproved what been thought to be a fundamental law f physics Each f these women gets nly three r four pages but their determination intelligence and significant contributions are conveyed clearly Most f them sound like people I would love to Have Known Personally Like known personally like Sussman Yalow who hung from the rafters to see Enrico Fermi speak when she was in college This is a book that should be studied in schools The information is concise and their careers are summarized with a sense for their verall impact The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified on their fields Nowhere else do you see so clearly how women have been ignored and excluded from STEM history but this book draws attention to and rights that wrong all atnce I got this book to review through the Vine program This book goes through uick profiles White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs of 52 women who had large contributions to science The women are divided into different areasf science by the science they contributed to physics math earth and stars medicine etc This is a decent book My biggest complaints are that the sections n each woman are so brief that just as you are getting interesting in that woman the section ends It nly gives you a very brief look into their livesAlso the sections are a bit sloppysome start at the beginning Scab of the woman s life some at the end It would have been nice to have a bit format to each sectionAdditionally I would have loved to see a few p I ll start by saying my science knowledge and background is limited Headstrong provided an. Fifty two inspiring and insightful profilesf history’s brightest female scientists In 2013 the New York Times published an In a World Created by a Drunken God obituary for Yvonne Brill It began “She made a mean beef stroganoff followed her husband from job to job and took eight yearsff from work to raise three children” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist wh. Things is to connect a story to it Here are 52 short stories Indo No Kao of a few pages each and you ll definitely remember at least a fewf themAuthor Rachel Swaby summarizes stories f a few pages each and you ll definitely remember at least a few f themAuthor Rachel Swaby summarizes accomplishments Giant Peach Yodel of eachf these women and tells something Sinai and Zion of the challenges theyvercame r how they became scientists A common thread is the uirky nature f most f the women They seemed to care less than most f us about what thers thought f them They didn t do as they were "Told And Charged Ahead "and charged ahead aside bstacles Headstrong indeedWhile I enjoyed reading these thumbnail biographies I found Swaby s informal style a tiny bit dd at times MIT put the kibosh n her progress made sure Heezen who was tenured had a wicked hard time carrying ut his work For anyone who wants information than the uick bios here Swaby has provided a bibliography for each scientist Since she nly has room here to scratch the surface she has thoughtfully pointed us in the right direction to find ut about these fascinating women This book is about 52 women who did have an impact Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) onur lives and what saddened me is that I didn t know the majority f themFew pages for mini biographies the
Idea Is Awesome Someis awesome some said the author should have narrowed the number to 10 r less and spoke f these ten but no I love the fact that 52 women were mentionned you get to know a little about them their fights struggles and passion this will tease your curiosity to find ut leading you to books and a whole new load Livin' de Life of information and inspiration I d probably knockff half a star for some The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of the writers literary choices I swear there was a line that was like He made her career there wicked hard and a lotf time the tone dropped into slang which isn t a bad choice Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki on it swn but it didn t fit the tone Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of the restf the book but to be honest I have pretty low standards when it comes to books about women in scienceYou know because it s freaking hard to find them and when you do it s even harder to find books about women in science that aren t like Look at this The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta one woman who is special and not likether women so she could do math and science So basically I d be hard pressed to rate this book anything ther than five stars To be fair this is a pretty decent book It s very hard to fit any f the accomplishments f any f the women selected into three to five pages and sometimes clarity suffers Because each chapter generally covers a different time period but not always part f the synopsis always ended up being dedicated to the challenges f the time which could get repetitive if you had three women from roughly the same time period in a row I m hoping this book does well enough that we get a second ne done with women who are currently alive Also I want a mixture those two books redone as a children s book. Rs as well as lesser known but hugely significant scientists who influence ur every day Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge of courageous thinkers and illustrate how eachne’s ideas developed from their first moment Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best while encouraging and inspiring a new generationf girls to put n their lab coat.