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Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine

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2015 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year, Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's)

Full of the inspirational stories girls need for exploring a future in science


For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue a new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the liv
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Tumblehome Learning, Inc. (first published August 1st 2015)
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Clare O'Beara
I enjoyed this collection of brief biographies of women who were early mathematicians and physics experimenters, progressing through biochemistry and medicine to particle physics and electrical engineering. When I say early, our first lady is Émilie Du Châtelet who was born in France in 1706. She was a lover of Voltaire who is just one of the men featured alongside the women, as respecting scientific enquiry no matter who the enquirer and scientific accomplishment no matter who the scientist.

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Shannon Shackleford
Sep 15, 2016 Shannon Shackleford rated it really liked it
Remarkable Minds is a remarkable book!
Charlotte Babb
Dec 10, 2015 Charlotte Babb rated it it was amazing
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I am inspired and humbled by the stories of these women of math and science who made significant contributions despite gender, race and religious discrimination. While many of them had family support and grew up in a privileged society, they went outside the bounds of what was expected and accepted for women to do to follow their own curiosity and intelligence.

They worked unpaid, they went to school sitting in the back of the classroom so as not to disturb the college boys. They taught themselv
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Aurelia McNeil
Oct 05, 2015 Aurelia McNeil rated it really liked it
Written as a sequel to Magnificent Minds, Remarkable Minds, unearths seventeen pioneering women in the fields of science, medicine, mathematics, and engineering. These preeminent women, both married and single, span seven different countries.

Exhibited among them is Maria Gaetana Agnesi of Italy who was the first woman to author and overseer the printing of an advanced mathematics textbook; Elizabeth Fulhame who pioneered the art of depositing bits of metal in silk to produce shimmering cloth; He
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Alexandru Ciobanu
Aug 04, 2015 Alexandru Ciobanu rated it really liked it
Remarkable minds provides a rigorous historical description of the lives of several remarkable women scientists. The book describes both the evolution of the characters as scholars and the ups and downs of their personal life. Thus, the reader can faithfully appreciate the difficulties that these women encountered during their struggle to become a recognized scientist in historical times often not very “friendly” to women.

The reader is transposed in a past time and is given the opportunity to un
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Nadine
Aug 12, 2015 Nadine rated it it was amazing
I was amazed I had never heard about 16 of 17 of the fascinating women, some who died as recently as this decade for their contributions to medicine and the varied sciences. In reading the comprehensive biographies you learn the historical and cultural context of their achievements with the obstacles each had to overcome due to being female. A timeline is given for each woman giving in black print notable historical events and people concurrent with the red print woman's significant dates. ...more
Sylvia
Oct 14, 2015 Sylvia rated it really liked it
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A fascinating account of seventeen little-known pioneers in science and math, who also happen to be women covering the 1600s to the end of the 20th century. Although parts were dense, I really enjoyed learning about these brilliant women who defied the odds and social expectations of their time and advanced scientific understanding, sometimes anonymously, sometimes with insufficient credit, and often without the support of established educations or scientific establishment support.

Well worth rea
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Bonnie Brandt
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I had not heard of a single one of these female scientists and mathematicians...and I loved that. I liked that the author pointed out that many were working with husbands or other male intellectual partners and society many times assumed that the woman was his assistant simply because she was a woman. I liked this so much that I'll be reading the book that preceded it!
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Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a doctor, educator, and mother of five. She is the author of seven books for children and one text for educators. Her children's books are brainy and fun, mixing math or science with playful language and adventure.
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