Friday, August 5, 2016

The Friday 56 (72) Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Synopsis from Goodreads...
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A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!
"Grace Hopper thought it would be easier to just "talk" to a computer in English. Everyone thought Grace was nuts, but she proved them wrong when she invented the first compiler. This led her to create COBOL, the first universal computer language. Thanks to Grace, just about anyone can learn to code. "--Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed he World by Rachel Ignotofsky
Comments: My 56 this week comes from page 57 since 56 was mostly pictures. Up close and personal, this book is absolutely gorgeous. The illustrations and the color used on each page were done really well. Women in Science strongly reminds me of Rachel Swaby's Headstrong, which is an extremely good thing. Have you read any nonfiction lately?


26 comments:

  1. This sounds fascinating! And having the illustrations included sounds like a fun way to present it. I always enjoy that.

    MY Friday 56 from Save The Last Dance

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    1. I pretty much agree with you. The illustrations were pretty fun. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  2. This sounds like the sort of nonfiction I enjoy reading. I think the writing style would appeal to kids too. This week my book is The School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin - a historical fantasy. Happy reading!

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  3. YEA!! You just gave me an idea for a book I can read for one of the gazillion reading challenges...! Thanks for sharing! Here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/friday-meets-05-august-2016.html

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    1. I'm glad that you're interested in this book. Women in Science mentions a lot of different scientists and their respective accomplishments. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  4. I love books like this that introduce me to people who have done so much even though I've never heard of them before.

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    1. I was pretty excited to get this one since it reminded me of Rachel Swaby's Headstrong. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  5. This sounds like a fascinating book and a great read for girls who might be considering STEM careers.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

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  6. Sounds like a fascinating book! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. This sounds like an awesome and much needed book. Happy Reading!

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  8. Not really my type of read but the cover looks great and I bet it is interesting. :)

    Stormi

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  9. I spent so much of my college life dealing with a compiler. I had no idea a woman invented it. COBOL was a little before my time though! Sounds like a fascinating book and one that needs to be in just about every school.

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  10. I already adore this book. It looks like a fantastic and interesting read. Happy Friday!

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  11. This sounds fascinating yet informative at the same time. I do try to read nonfiction books as well so I will have to keep an eye out for this next time I want nonfiction.

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  12. This sounds like it could be a be a fascinating one!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) and my TTT.

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