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From Ada Lovelace (computing) to Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry), these exceptional women enabled the world to advance in all fields of science including space exploration (Mae Jamison), telecommunications (the actress also genius discoverer Hedy Lamarr), and Biology (Rosalind Franklin). An inspiration going counter to preconceived notions about women and science, pres From Ada Lovelace (computing) to Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry), these exceptional women enabled the world to advance in all fields of science including space exploration (Mae Jamison), telecommunications (the actress also genius discoverer Hedy Lamarr), and Biology (Rosalind Franklin). An inspiration going counter to preconceived notions about women and science, presenting a diverse group from around the world.


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From Ada Lovelace (computing) to Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry), these exceptional women enabled the world to advance in all fields of science including space exploration (Mae Jamison), telecommunications (the actress also genius discoverer Hedy Lamarr), and Biology (Rosalind Franklin). An inspiration going counter to preconceived notions about women and science, pres From Ada Lovelace (computing) to Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry), these exceptional women enabled the world to advance in all fields of science including space exploration (Mae Jamison), telecommunications (the actress also genius discoverer Hedy Lamarr), and Biology (Rosalind Franklin). An inspiration going counter to preconceived notions about women and science, presenting a diverse group from around the world.

30 review for Women Discoverers: Top Women in Science

  1. 4 out of 5

    Oneirosophos

    Very VERY poor execution. 5 extremely short biographies interrupted by other discovereres who were unlucky enough to have only their bio and not a short comic. Not recommended. Another NBM comic biography disappointment...

  2. 5 out of 5

    TheLifeTheFife

    So Much Promise…So Little Execution As someone who was taught very little about women in STEM growing up, I was so excited to read this book, however it fell flat for me for two reasons. The first is quite simple: out of the five featured scientists, only one is a woman of color, and very few of the notable mentions are either. For a book that is specifically designed to showcase one minority in STEM (women), how could they so easily forget about others? The second reason I couldn’t quite connect So Much Promise…So Little Execution As someone who was taught very little about women in STEM growing up, I was so excited to read this book, however it fell flat for me for two reasons. The first is quite simple: out of the five featured scientists, only one is a woman of color, and very few of the notable mentions are either. For a book that is specifically designed to showcase one minority in STEM (women), how could they so easily forget about others? The second reason I couldn’t quite connect with this book centers on the way it was written and illustrated. Both the words and the images in this book didn’t seem to be all that concerned about telling any stories, only on relaying facts to the reader. Because of this, you get very little feel for who these women actually were outside of their research, which makes it hard to connect and empathize with them. If we want our girls to look up to these amazing women as role models, we need to show them as full human beings, not just single-minded researchers.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Claire Saim

    Il fallait n’en choisir que 20... Quand on sait combien l’apport des femmes à la science a été précieux, voilà qui n’a pas dû être facile à déterminer. Si certains noms s’imposaient comme une évidence (Sophie Germain, Marie Curie, Irène Juliot-Curie...) d’autres sont véritablement moins connues du grand public et pour la plupart, c’est qu’on les a privées du succès de leurs découvertes. On pense tout particulièrement à Rosalind Franklin, pionnière de la biologie moléculaire et de la recherche sur Il fallait n’en choisir que 20... Quand on sait combien l’apport des femmes à la science a été précieux, voilà qui n’a pas dû être facile à déterminer. Si certains noms s’imposaient comme une évidence (Sophie Germain, Marie Curie, Irène Juliot-Curie...) d’autres sont véritablement moins connues du grand public et pour la plupart, c’est qu’on les a privées du succès de leurs découvertes. On pense tout particulièrement à Rosalind Franklin, pionnière de la biologie moléculaire et de la recherche sur l’ADN, ou encore Hedy Lamarr, actrice mais surtout inventrice de talent dans le domaine des méthodes de transmission. Des destins extraordinaires et sublimes aussi, à l’image de l’afro-américaine Mae Jamison, astronaute, née pauvre dans une petite ville de l’Alabama... Certaines figures font l’objet d’un long développement, et la partie qui concerne leurs découvertes est relatée en bande-dessinée, d’autres sont juste mentionnées dans une page biographique assez détaillée, et toujours illustrée par un magnifique portrait. Un livre très inspirant, qui appelle forcément un tome 2 !

  4. 4 out of 5

    Israa

    Thank you Edelweiss for an advanced copy. Unfortunately, in the Kindle version I received, the words were not laid out in the speech bubbles, so it was difficult for me to follow along. I appreciate the authors featuring diverse women, but I didn't feel the focus was on their extraordinary achievements. There was a lot of focus on their relationships, which took away from the women's strengths. I would love to see a hardcopy, but this wouldn't be a reference book for schools. Thank you Edelweiss for an advanced copy. Unfortunately, in the Kindle version I received, the words were not laid out in the speech bubbles, so it was difficult for me to follow along. I appreciate the authors featuring diverse women, but I didn't feel the focus was on their extraordinary achievements. There was a lot of focus on their relationships, which took away from the women's strengths. I would love to see a hardcopy, but this wouldn't be a reference book for schools.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cress

    I was excited to read this book because students don't learn about many women in stem. Mostly it's just dead white men, and, yes, they are important, but these women are also significant and have many accomplishments and discoveries. As a girl who would like to go into a STEM field in the future, I was looking forward to learning more about these women. Instead of learning about the person's lives and how they got to the point of success, the book simply relayed the facts. Five discoverers had s I was excited to read this book because students don't learn about many women in stem. Mostly it's just dead white men, and, yes, they are important, but these women are also significant and have many accomplishments and discoveries. As a girl who would like to go into a STEM field in the future, I was looking forward to learning more about these women. Instead of learning about the person's lives and how they got to the point of success, the book simply relayed the facts. Five discoverers had stories told about them in a graphic novel format which was interesting, but it felt like it was focusing more on their relationships and not them. The other scientist's descriptions were just facts and the year they were born. Overall, this was interesting but I was expecting a lot more.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jennisen

    I was lucky enough to be able to read an ARC of this book through the ALA Midwinter 2021 conference. The graphic novel format is a nice way to share some information of these important women. I look forward to sharing this with students.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Cleym

    Un roman graphique sur des femmes ayant révolutionné le monde scientifique ou technique.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Richard Downey

  10. 5 out of 5

    Laurie Rose Monahan

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alison

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  13. 4 out of 5

    SnowGator

  14. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  15. 5 out of 5

    May Brisset

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sophia

  18. 4 out of 5

    Claire Billault

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lilwëen

  20. 4 out of 5

    EmTheHugger

  21. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Cheresnick

  22. 5 out of 5

    Emma

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lucie

  24. 5 out of 5

    Florine

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Watson

  26. 5 out of 5

    sandra

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lee Huff

  28. 5 out of 5

    Allison

  29. 5 out of 5

    Pam Argot

  30. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

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