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Table of Contents

  • 6: Introduction
  • 8: Hypatia
  • 10: Maria Sibylla Merian
  • 12: Wang Zhenyi
  • 14: Mary Anning
  • 16: Ada Lovelace
  • 18: Elizabeth Blackwell
  • 20: Hertha Ayrton
  • 22: Karen Horney
  • 24: Nettie Stevens
  • 26: Florence Bascom
  • 28: Marie Curie
  • 30: Mary Agnes Chase
  • 32: Timeline
  • 34: Lise Meitner
  • 36: Lillian Gilbreth
  • 38: Emmy Noether
  • 40: Edith Clarke
  • 42: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  • 44: Alice Ball
  • 46: Gerty Cori
  • 48: Joan Beauchamp Procter
  • 50: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
  • 52: Barbara McClintock
  • 54: Maria Goeppert-Mayer
  • 56: Grace Hopper
  • 58: Rachel Carson
  • 60: Lab tools
  • 62: Rita Levi-Montalcini
  • 64: Dorothy Hodgkin
  • 66: Chien-Shiung Wu
  • 68: Hedy Lamarr
  • 70: Mamie Phipps Clark
  • 72: Gertrude Elion
  • 74: Katherine Johnson
  • 76: Jane Cooke Wright
  • 78: Rosalind Franklin
  • 80: Rosalyn Yalow
  • 82: Esther Lederberg
  • 84: Statistics in STEM
  • 86: Vera Rubin
  • 88: Annie Easley
  • 90: Jane Goodall
  • 92: Sylvia Earle
  • 94: Valentina Tereshkova
  • 96: Patricia Bath
  • 98: Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
  • 100: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • 102: Sau Lan Wu
  • 104: Elizabeth Blackburn
  • 106: Katia Krafft
  • 108: Mae Jemison
  • 110: May-Britt Moser
  • 112: Maryam Mirzakhani
  • 114: More women in science
  • 116: Conclusion
  • 118: Glossary
  • 120: Sources
  • 122: Acknowledgements
  • 124: About the author
  • 126: Index

About the Author

Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who is proud to share stories of amazing women with the world. She grew up in New Jersey, USA on a healthy diet of cartoons and dessert before graduating with honours from the Tyler School of Art's graphic design programme in 2011. Now Rachel lives in beautiful Missouri, USA, where she spends all day drawing and learning as much as she can. She has a passion for taking dense information and making it fun and accessible, and is dedicated to creating educational works of art.

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This is most definitely a book to be read by your daughters and your sons and one which is sure to inspire a future generation of 'Women In Science'. * The Bookbag *

Readers will find a wide variety of nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, orientations and social classes. Girls will find someone who looks like them. Hooray! And it's not just a selection of the usual suspects either - Marie Curie is here, yes, but so are less famous women who were and are no less pioneering and brilliant. ...
... and you know, Women in Science is also beautiful. Ignofotsky is a graphic designer and she has produced here not just beautiful illustrations that draw the eye and persuade it to linger, but also a great density of information distilled into nuggets of wonderful clarity. I could look at this book for hours. I wish I could have owned it as a child because I just know I would have returned to it over and over again.
Highly, highly recommended.

* The Bookbag *
A fascinating and superbly presented book * Parents In Touch *
I am in love with this book ... all girls should have a copy * Waterstones.com *
Gorgeously illustrated ... Ignotofsky introduces us to a succession of extraordinary individuals * Teach Primary *
A wonderful celebration of pioneering female scientists ... truly inspirational * South Wales Evening Post *
A wonderful celebration of the achievements of the intrepid women from both the ancient and the modern worlds ... Inspiring and informative * Surrey Advertiser *
Thoroughly inspiring and informative: a must for every child * Book Trust *
Women in Science - what an absolutely beautiful AND brilliant book! * Cherry Healey *
A stunning book celebrating the contributions of 50 trailblazing women. * Little London *
The history of science is full of the achievements of women scientists and they are celebrated in this fascinating book which will be an inspiration to all young people looking to a career in science - and will hopefully encourage those who still feel science is a man's world. * Parents In Touch *
One of the attractions of this book is the sheer variety of women represented. It is inspirational for any young child to see the contribution of female talent to so many significant scientific advances. * The Carousel *
This is a treasury of fascinating information beautifully illustrated. A book that will inspire future generations of women scientists, the secret to success remains the same, "creativity, persistence and a love of discovery were the greatest tools these women had. * Royal Society *
With short, inspiring stories and the accessibility of a graphic novel, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World is the perfect book to share with the science- and tech-minded people (male and female, young and old) in your life ... The must-read, girl-power STEM book. * InStyle.com *
The book is a beautifully curated collection of personal narratives from female scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, with a dash of whimsy thrown in. * Upworthy *
If there were constellations celebrating the incredible accomplishments of women in science, Rachel Ignotofsky's illustrations would serve as the blueprints. Women in Science captures the joy of so many essential discoveries while also celebrating the extraordinary lives of the women who've achieved them. -- Rachel Swaby, author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World
Though the number of women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacture (STEM) is slowly on the increase, there is still a huge abscence of women pursuing jobs within the sector today. And that is exactly why young readers need a book like Women in Science! Ignotofsky explores a subject matter that is not only relevant but, in my opinion, essential for inspiring the next generation of female pioneers for the future. What I love most about the look and feel of this book is that it uses colorful infographics. It is, in no way, prissy or feminine. And with a real mixed bag of over fifty women discussed, with more mentioned at the back, you can't help but read it and think how great an addition it would be to any school library. * The School Librarian *

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