Rise of the Rocket Girls

Written By Nathalia Holt
Rise of the Rocket Girls
  • Publsiher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 12 April 2016
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Rise of the Rocket Girls written by Nathalia Holt which was release on 12 April 2016, this book published by Little, Brown. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.

Rise of the Rocket Girls

Rise of the Rocket Girls
  • Author : Nathalia Holt
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with ...

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls  The Women Who Propelled Us  from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Rise of the Rocket Girls tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Nathalia Holt’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you ...

Rise of the Rocket Girls

Rise of the Rocket Girls
  • Author : Nathalia Holt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with ...

The Queens of Animation

The Queens of Animation
  • Author : Nathalia Holt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures). From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to ...

Code Girls

Code Girls
  • Author : Liza Mundy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "Fascinating.... Addictively readable."—-Boston Globe "Astonishing."—-Nature "Irresistible."—-Washington Post "Code Girls reveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of forgotten history, and given these American heroes the recognition they deserve."—...

Lady Astronauts Lady Engineers and Naked Ladies

Lady Astronauts  Lady Engineers  and Naked Ladies
  • Author : Karin Hilck
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-07-08
  • Total pages : 474
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : The book Lady Astronauts, Lady Engineers, and Naked Ladies is a gender history of the American space community and by extension a social history of American society in the twentieth century during the Cold War. In order to expand and differentiate the prevalent postwar narrative about gender relations and cultural ...

Star Crossed

Star Crossed
  • Author : Emma Barry,Genevieve Turner
  • Publisher : Penny Bright Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : Houston, Texas, 1964 Geraldine Brixton is ready to make history as the first female American astronaut. After a childhood traveling the air show circuit, she works as a pilot, so she’s more than prepared for the flying. But space demands more than operating equipment and the last obstacle in her ...

The Girl Explorers

The Girl Explorers
  • Author : Jayne Zanglein
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : Never tell a woman where she doesn't belong. In 1932, Roy Chapman Andrews, president of the men-only Explorers Club, boldly stated to hundreds of female students at Barnard College that "women are not adapted to exploration," and that women and exploration do not mix. He obviously didn't know a thing about ...

Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures  The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-12-27
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : So much to read, so little time? Get an overview of Hidden Figures, the true story about the African American female mathematicians who helped NASA win the space race. Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures tells the incredible real-life account of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden—...

Ghost Work

Ghost Work
  • Author : Mary L. Gray,Siddharth Suri
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : In the spirit of Nickel and Dimed, a necessary and revelatory expose of the invisible human workforce that powers the web—and that foreshadows the true future of work. Hidden beneath the surface of the web, lost in our wrong-headed debates about AI, a new menace is looming. Anthropologist Mary ...

The Feminist Quiz Book

The Feminist Quiz Book
  • Author : Sian Meades-Williams,Laura Brown
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-01
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : Test yourself on what you really know about feminism and find out what your teachers should have taught you... Delve into the fascinating history of women who refused, dared, led, asked and discovered, from Jeanne Baret to Michelle Obama, from Rosa Parks to Joan Clarke. Covering all of the topics ...

The Apollo Chronicles

The Apollo Chronicles
  • Author : Brandon R. Brown
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs. But Apollo's full account includes the earthbound engineers, mounds of their crumpled paper, and smoldering ...

Broad Band

Broad Band
  • Author : Claire L. Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now. "This is a radically important, timely work," says Miranda July, filmmaker and author of The First Bad Man. The ...

Escape from Earth

Escape from Earth
  • Author : Fraser MacDonald
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : ESCAPE FROM EARTH is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from ...

The Rocket Girl S Tale

The Rocket Girl   S Tale
  • Author : K. Hippolite
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2017-10-13
  • Total pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9780316338929
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Summary : Reiki is a young clockwork engineer with dangerous information locked in her head and no memory of how it got there. She is in turmoil. Shes just received a rejection notice from the Academy, and shes flustered by a marriage proposal from Jude, a man she likes but doesnt love. ...