Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Rachel Ignotofsky

Ignotofsky, Rachel; Women in Science
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication date: 26-Jul-2016
Date Finished: 2-Aug-2016
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
Series: —
Genres: Nonfiction, STEM, History
ISBN: 9781607749769
Source: Blogging for Books
Rating:4 star

“It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!

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! ” -Goodreads


Women in Science is a beautifully illustrated compilation of interesting women who helped change the face of science and technology.  The women included range from ones we have heard of like Jane Goodall and Marie Curie to many I’d never heard of before like Hypatia who was an Egyptian mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer from about 370 CE. As a fully illustrated book, it is sure to catch the eye of curious children, but as the book is full of only small biographies on each woman, its use primary is a coffee table book. The illustrations are well done and unique to this illustrator. I would definitely recommend it for any young girl curious about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Who’s your favorite Pioneering Woman?

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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