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Fifty two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists In 2013 the  New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill It began “She made a mean beef stroganoff followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the  Times had devoted several hundred words to her life Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist wh. While there s no doubt that all 52 of the amazing woman covered in this book are than deserving of recognition I ve never heard of most of them there is the matter of uality over uantity Each of these woman s achievements we re covered in about two or three pages and they all left me wanting I couldn t help but feel this book would have been a enjoyable reading experience if the author had narrowed down the selection to a round number of lets say 10 And then dedicated time to flesh out and further discuss how they were able to change science and the world deposit all the obstacles placed in their way

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Rs as well as lesser known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coat. This lovely little collection does a fantastic job of providing brief comprehensive summaries of brilliant female scientists many of whom are virtually unknown These admirable ladies are grouped by their scientific specialties and each is lauded for her accomplishments as well as her uirks and originality Overall Headstrong is an inspiring book that provides a wonderful starting point for exploring the lives of women who have shaped scientific history mostly anonymously for four centuries

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O invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Among the uestions the obituary and conseuent outcry prompted were Who are the role models for today’s female scientists and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light        Headstrong delivers a powerful global and engaging response Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovato. Can you name any women scientists Okay Marie Curie that s good Anyone else While I might have been able to come up with a few Rosalind Franklin Irene Joliot Curie the names wouldn t spring to mind as easily as I would like Now that I ve read Headstrong I ll have no trouble coming up with a dozen or off the top of my head The best way to remember things is to connect a story to it Here are 52 short stories of a few pages each and you ll definitely remember at least a few of themAuthor Rachel Swaby summarizes the accomplishments of each of these women and tells something of the challenges they overcame or how they became scientists A common thread is the uirky nature of most of the women They seemed to care less than most of us about what others thought of them They didn t do as they were told and charged ahead swatting aside obstacles Headstrong indeedWhile I enjoyed reading these thumbnail biographies I found Swaby s informal style a tiny bit odd at times MIT put the kibosh on her progress made sure Heezen who was tenured had a wicked hard time carrying out his work For anyone who wants information than the uick bios here Swaby has provided a bibliography for each scientist Since she only has room here to scratch the surface she has thoughtfully pointed us in the right direction to find out about these fascinating women


10 thoughts on “Headstrong

  1. says:

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  2. says:

    While there's no doubt that all 52 of the amazing woman covered in this book are than deserving of recognition I've never heard of most of them there is the matter of uality over uantity Each of these woman's achievements we're covered in about two or three pages and they all left me wanting I couldn't help but feel this book would

  3. says:

    The premise of this book is basically the best It was written in response to Yvonne Brill's obituary in the New York Times in March 2013 which honored her not for being an actual rocket scientist but for her mean beef stroganoff After the public outcry the Times amended the obituary—which along with this book is the perfect example of how social media can be worthwhile This absurd thing happened and even though it's

  4. says:

    Can you name any women scientists? Okay Marie Curie that's good Anyone else? While I might have been able to come up with a few Rosalind Franklin Irene Joliot Curie the names wouldn't spring to mind as easily as I would like Now that I've read Headstrong I'll have no trouble coming up with a dozen or off the top of my he

  5. says:

    After recently reading a book with a very similar scope but made for kids I wanted something a little adult on the subject of women in the STEM fields This fit the bill Swaby's book is a primer for the topic with which to discover some of th

  6. says:

    I got this book to review through the Vine program This book goes through uick profiles of 52 women who had large contributions to science The women are divided into different areas of science by the science they contributed to physics math

  7. says:

    This book is about 52 women who did have an impact on our lives and what saddened me is that I didn't know the majority of themFew pages for mi

  8. says:

    This lovely little collection does a fantastic job of providing brief comprehensive summaries of brilliant female scientists many of whom are virtually unknown These admirable ladies are grouped by their scientific specialties and each is lauded for her accomplishments as well as her uirks and originality Overall Headstrong is an inspiring book that provides a wonderful starting point for exploring the lives of women who have shaped scie

  9. says:

    I'll start by saying my science knowledge and background is limited Headstrong provided an easy to read brief overview of 52 women who contributed to science in one way or another I had heard of some of the women before but there were many I had notThe book is divided into sections Medicine Biology and the Environment Genetics and Developmen

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    I'd probably knock off half a star for some of the writers literary choices I swear there was a line that was like He made her career there wicked hard and a lot of time the tone dropped into slang which isn't a bad choice on it's own but it didn't fit the tone of the rest of the book but to be honest I have pretty low standards when it comes to books about women in scienceYou know because it's freaking hard t

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