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eBook Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars (Discovering Women in Science) ePub

by Mabel Armstrong

  • ISBN: 0972892958
  • Category: Education and Reference
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Mabel Armstrong
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Stone Pine Press (January 31, 2008)
  • Pages: 173
  • ePub book: 1775 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1593 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 876

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The first volume in the Discovering Women in Science series, this large-format paperback introduces significant women in astronomy, beginning with EnHeduanna, a Babylonian Chief Astronomer Priestess who lived around 2350 BCE, and Hypatia of Alexandria, a renowned.

The first volume in the Discovering Women in Science series, this large-format paperback introduces significant women in astronomy, beginning with EnHeduanna, a Babylonian Chief Astronomer Priestess who lived around 2350 BCE, and Hypatia of Alexandria, a renowned fifth-century Greek scholar

Women Astronomers book. Mabel Armstrong taught college chemistry and hopes to write another book in her Discovering Women in Science Series focusing on women chemists.

Women Astronomers book.

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ISBN13:9780972892957. Release Date:September 2007.

It's the first book in a planned series on "Discovering Women in Science"

It's the first book in a planned series on "Discovering Women in Science". Author Mabel Armstrong personally experienced the difficulty of being a woman with an interest in pursuing a career in science. From her biography: Ignoring teachers and counselors who discouraged her interest in science, Mabel majored in chemistry in college where she was often the only girl in a 200-student lecture room.

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2008, Stone Pine Press. Covers the lives and careers of 21 women astronomers, past and present; written for teenagers and up. Byers, Nina & Williams, Gary, eds. Out of the Shadows: Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics. Biography by a science journalist.

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Women in Science, an overview of women’s contributions to the field as well as the obstacles faced, as intelligence alone has rarely been enough to guarantee women a role in science. Trace the history of women in science and learn about such notable scientists as Hypatia, Marie Curie, and Rosalind Franklin. About the same time, German-born British astronomer William Herschel made his sister, Caroline Lucretia Herschel, his chief assistant. Caroline performed calculations for her brother’s studies, discovered several comets on her own, and published a comprehensive revision of the star catalog.

Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars  (by Mabel Armstrong is the first in a planned series of "Women in Science" books for Young Adults. Women Astronomers covers some of the fascinating women who dared to look toward the stars from the first known woman astronomer Hypatia of Alexandria to Astronaut Sally Ride and all the fascinating, brave women in between.

Comments

Getaianne Getaianne
This book has information about women scientists who advanced our knowledge but who somehow are left out of textbooks and popular books on science. Here we have quite an assortment of forgotten women who over the centuries made important discoveries that years later usually and mostly have male names attached to them. The book was an eye-opener and I recommend it to everyone.
Vudozilkree Vudozilkree
Good price & fast delivery. Condition was described as "new". As arrived it had a bend in front cover corner. Possibly from shipping. Gave as a gift so I wished it looked a little better. Condition OK for personal use, but for a gift I'll use local stores next time.
Nenayally Nenayally
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Boraston Boraston
Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars is a wonderful book, providing interesting and illuminating bios of women astronomers throughout history. The book starts with ancient times, tracing the evolution of our understanding of the heavens, as well as our technology. Women have always been a big part of these discoveries. Women Astronomers goes further, by highlighting up-and-coming "rising stars" - women who will make an impact on astronomy in the future. A terrific, enaging read for young people - and us older "young people"! Lots of side-bars explainging key concepts, so you won't get lost.

You wouldn't think, in the 21st century, that we would still have problems getting girls to consider careers in the sciences, but we do. By age 14, studies show that young women's science test scores fall off the map. Maybe it's something to do with discovering boys, or harder math, or society discouraging women from sciences (still) - I don't know. But books like this make a difference. If you have a girl interested in astronomy, you must buy this book!

Also, please make note of the fake "hardback" offerings of this book. Women Astronomers has never been offered in hardback. These are paperback books that have been laminated and either have been sold-off by libraries or anticipated sales were not made. Please do not buy these - or patronize the sellers of - these modified books.

[Disclosure: I am the distributor for this book - but also a real fan!]
Pryl Pryl
In this comprehensive study of the life and contributions of women astronomers throughout the ages, author Mabel Armstrong shows that she has truly done her research. Filled with great photographs, interesting sidebars, and fun timelines, WOMEN ASTRONOMERS: REACHING FOR THE STARS gives information on twenty-one influential female astronomers.

Included are:

EnHeduanna: Chief Astronomer of the Moon Goddess of the City
Hypatia of Alexandria: Astronomer, Engineer, Physicist, Inventor
Hildegard of Bingen: Heard the music of the spheres
Caroline Herschel: She and her brother revolutionized the study of astronomy
Marla Mitchell: The most famous American astronomer of her time
Williamina Stevens Fleming: Founding mother of the Harvard women astronomers
Annie Jump Cannon: Built a star catalog of more than 350,000 stars
Henrietta Swan Leavitt: Discovered a way to measure distances between stars
Antonia Caetana Maury: Developed a new system for classifying stars
Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin: Called the most brilliant astronomer of her generation
Helen Sawyer Hogg: Canada's favorite astronomer for fifty years
Margaret Burbidge: Described the way chemical elements form in stars
Nancy Roman: Pioneered radio astronomy and orbiting observatories
Beatrice Tinsley: A brilliant career cut tragically short
Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Discovered quasars
Margaret Geller: Found structure in the Universe
Carolyn Shoemaker: Looks for comets that threaten Earth
Sally Ride: Astrophysicist and first U.S. woman in space
Jill Tartar: Searches for extra-terrestrial life
Wendy Freedman: Builds big telescopes and settles Hubble Constant

Spanning in time from around 2350 BCE to the present, this is a book that's perfect for anyone interested in astronomy, but especially young girls. They'll be sure to find plenty of wonderful information and inspiration within the pages of this book, which can only be a good thing.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"