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Power in Numbers

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From rocket scientists to code breakers, discover the incredibly inspiring stories of more than 30 women who fought through the obstacles, shattered the stereotypes, and embraced their STEM passions.
Prepare to be inspired. With more than 200 photos and original interviews with several of the amazing women covered, Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is a full-color volume that takes aim at the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia.
Each biography reveals the amazing life of a different female mathematician, from her childhood and early influences, to the obstacles she faced and the great achievements she made in spite of them. Learn how:
  • After her father terminated her math lessons, Sofia Kovalevskaya snuck algebra books into her bed to read at night.
  • Emmy Noether became an invaluable resource to Albert Einstein while she was in the Navy.
  • Native American rocket scientist Mary Golda Ross developed designs for fighter jets and missiles in a top-secret unit.
  • Katherine Johnson's life-or-death calculations at NASA meant that astronauts such as Alan Shepard and John Glenn made it home alive.
  • Shakuntala Devi multiplied massive numbers in her head so her family could eat at night.
  • Pamela Harris proved her school counselors wrong when they told her she would only succeed as a bilinguial secretary.
  • Carla Cotwright-Williams began her life in the dangerous streets of South-Central Los Angeles before skyrocketing to a powerful career with the Department of Defense in Washington DC.
  • One thing uniting these women's stories is that at some point on their journeys, someone believed in them; someone made them think the impossible was perhaps not so impossible.
    May their stories empower the next generation of STEM rebels to continue advancing mathematical theory, bringing awareness to the field, and increasing our Power in Numbers.

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    Publisher: Race Point Publishing

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: May 15, 2018

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    • ISBN: 9780760360286
    • File size: 22153 KB
    • Release date: May 15, 2018

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9780760360286
    • File size: 22154 KB
    • Release date: May 15, 2018

    PDF ebook

    • ISBN: 9780760360286
    • File size: 60857 KB
    • Release date: May 15, 2018

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    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
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    English

    From rocket scientists to code breakers, discover the incredibly inspiring stories of more than 30 women who fought through the obstacles, shattered the stereotypes, and embraced their STEM passions.
    Prepare to be inspired. With more than 200 photos and original interviews with several of the amazing women covered, Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is a full-color volume that takes aim at the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia.
    Each biography reveals the amazing life of a different female mathematician, from her childhood and early influences, to the obstacles she faced and the great achievements she made in spite of them. Learn how:
  • After her father terminated her math lessons, Sofia Kovalevskaya snuck algebra books into her bed to read at night.
  • Emmy Noether became an invaluable resource to Albert Einstein while she was in the Navy.
  • Native American rocket scientist Mary Golda Ross developed designs for fighter jets and missiles in a top-secret unit.
  • Katherine Johnson's life-or-death calculations at NASA meant that astronauts such as Alan Shepard and John Glenn made it home alive.
  • Shakuntala Devi multiplied massive numbers in her head so her family could eat at night.
  • Pamela Harris proved her school counselors wrong when they told her she would only succeed as a bilinguial secretary.
  • Carla Cotwright-Williams began her life in the dangerous streets of South-Central Los Angeles before skyrocketing to a powerful career with the Department of Defense in Washington DC.
  • One thing uniting these women's stories is that at some point on their journeys, someone believed in them; someone made them think the impossible was perhaps not so impossible.
    May their stories empower the next generation of STEM rebels to continue advancing mathematical theory, bringing awareness to the field, and increasing our Power in Numbers.

    Expand title description text
    • Details

      Publisher:
      Race Point Publishing

      Kindle Book
      Release date: May 15, 2018

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9780760360286
      File size: 22153 KB
      Release date: May 15, 2018

      EPUB ebook
      ISBN: 9780760360286
      File size: 22154 KB
      Release date: May 15, 2018

      PDF ebook
      ISBN: 9780760360286
      File size: 60857 KB
      Release date: May 15, 2018

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      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
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      English
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