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Rise Of The Rocket Girls

Rise Of The Rocket Girls

Author: Nathalia Holt

Pages: 352

Edition: Hardcover

List Price: $27

Published: Apr, 2016

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316338929

Highest rank: #18 on 23rd, Apr 2016

First entered: 9th, Apr 2016

Number of weeks: 3

Book Summary

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

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.

Authors


Nathalia Holt

Name: Nathalia Holt

About the author:

Nathalia Holt is an award-winning research scientist specializing in HIV biology. Her research has led to major developments in the HIV gene therapy field. She has trained at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard University, the University of Southern California and Tulane University. She lives with her husband and their daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.

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