Cover image for Women in science / by Jen Green.
Women in science / by Jen Green.

First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Profiles female pioneers in the fields of science, technology, architecture, and mathematics, tracing their backgrounds and world-changing contributions.


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1 Bob Harkins Branch 500.82 GRE Book Junior Collection
2 Bob Harkins Branch 500.82 GRE Book Junior Collection

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Read about the women who changed the landscape of science: from pioneers of the ancient world to super-scientists like Marie Curie to unlikely geniuses, such as Hedy Lamarr, and much more.

Women in Science includes scientific pioneers who came up with incredible ideas that changed the world; women who work in the fast-paced world of technology; amazing engineers who build incredible structures; and mathematical geniuses.

Perfect for 7- to 9-year-olds starting to read alone, Level 3 titles include in-depth information presented through more complex sentence structure with increasing amount of text to expand the reader's general knowledge and confidence in reading. Additional information spreads are full of extra facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as fliers, instructions, and record-breaker statistics.

Author Notes

Jen Green is a prolific nonfiction author who has written more than 300 titles for children and adults alike. She obtained her doctorate in English literature from Sussex University, and after spending 15 years in publishing, Green became a full-time writer. She writes on a broad array of subjects, including art, animals, and natural history. From 2012 to 2013 she was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Sussex.

Table of Contents

Scientists of ancient timesp. 4
Chapter 1 Explorers of sciencep. 6
Heroes of healthcarep. 18
Chapter 2 Engineers and inventorsp. 20
Reach for the starsp. 30
Chapter 3 Computer scientistsp. 32
Natural scientistsp. 42
Chapter 4 Super scientistsp. 44
Nobel Prize winnersp. 54
Careers in sciencep. 56
Quizp. 58
Glossaryp. 60
Indexp. 62

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