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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
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the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars
Statement of responsibility
Nathalia Holt
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1940's and 50's, 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
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10481669
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BT
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1980-
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Holt, Nathalia
Dewey number
629
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Women in science
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
Target audience
adult
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the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
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Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index (pages [325]-337)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 1958: Launch Day -- Part I: 1940's -- Part II: 1950's -- Part III: 1960's -- Part IV: 1970's - today -- Epilogue
Control code
20847153
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Back Bay Paperback Edition.
Extent
337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316338905
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015954384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs (some color)
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index (pages [325]-337)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 1958: Launch Day -- Part I: 1940's -- Part II: 1950's -- Part III: 1960's -- Part IV: 1970's - today -- Epilogue
Control code
20847153
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Back Bay Paperback Edition.
Extent
337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316338905
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015954384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs (some color)

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