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The Resource Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt

Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt

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Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars
Title
Rise of the rocket girls
Title remainder
the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars
Statement of responsibility
Nathalia Holt
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
Summary
Traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20th century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creations of the first American satellites
Writing style
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School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
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10481669
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BT
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1980-
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Holt, Nathalia
Dewey number
629.4072/079493
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
  • Rocketry
  • Astronautics
Target audience
adult
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the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1940s: Up, up, and away ; Headed west -- 1950s: Rockets rising ; Miss guided missile ; Holding back ; Ninety days and ninety minutes ; Moonglow -- 1960s: Analog overlords ; Planetary pull ; The last queen of outer space -- 1970s - Today: Men are from Mars ; Look like a girl
Control code
20527397
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316338929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1940s: Up, up, and away ; Headed west -- 1950s: Rockets rising ; Miss guided missile ; Holding back ; Ninety days and ninety minutes ; Moonglow -- 1960s: Analog overlords ; Planetary pull ; The last queen of outer space -- 1970s - Today: Men are from Mars ; Look like a girl
Control code
20527397
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316338929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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