Annie Jump Cannon Astronomer

Filename: annie-jump-cannon-astronomer.pdf
ISBN: 9781589809116
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Number of pages: 32
Author: Carole Gerber
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

Download and read online Annie Jump Cannon Astronomer in PDF and EPUB Presents a biography of the female astronomer, who developed a classification system for determining a star's spectrum while working as an assistant for Edward Pickering at Harvard.

The Glass Universe

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ISBN: 9780698148697
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Number of pages: 336
Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Glass Universe in PDF and EPUB New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy "A joy to read.” —The Wall Street Journal Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR's Science Friday Nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or “human computers,” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. At the outset this group included the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but soon the female corps included graduates of the new women's colleges—Vassar, Wellesley, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. The “glass universe” of half a million plates that Harvard amassed over the ensuing decades—through the generous support of Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, the widow of a pioneer in stellar photography—enabled the women to make extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They helped discern what stars were made of, divided the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and found a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Their ranks included Williamina Fleming, a Scottish woman originally hired as a maid who went on to identify ten novae and more than three hundred variable stars; Annie Jump Cannon, who designed a stellar classification system that was adopted by astronomers the world over and is still in use; and Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne, who in 1956 became the first ever woman professor of astronomy at Harvard—and Harvard’s first female department chair. Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

Women of Science

Filename: women-of-science.pdf
ISBN: 0253208130
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 398
Author: Gabriele Kass-Simon
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online Women of Science in PDF and EPUB Women of Science is a collection of essays dealing with contributions women have made to various scientific disciplines, written by women scientists in those disciplines. The areas covered are: astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics. The women who have written these essays are, for the most part, not professional historians, but rather scientific professionals who felt the necessity of researching the contributions women have made to the devlopment of their fields. The essays are unique, not only because they recover lost women who made significant contributions to their disciplines, but also because they are written with a depth of understanding that only a scientist working in a specific area can have. The essays will be of interest not only to students (especially women students) of science who may be unaware of the many contributions women have made, but also to readers of the history of science whoses texts more often than not fail to include the work of most women scientists.


Filename: in-the-footsteps-of-columbus.pdf
ISBN: 1371991391
Release Date: 2016-08-28
Number of pages: 48
Author: Annie Jump 1863-1941 Cannon
Publisher: Wentworth Press

Download and read online IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF COLUMBUS in PDF and EPUB This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Annie Jump Cannon

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ISBN: OCLC:909900151
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages:

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Little Red Bat

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ISBN: 9781607180944
Release Date: 2010-03-10
Number of pages: 32
Author: Carole Gerber
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing

Download and read online Little Red Bat in PDF and EPUB Takes young readers on an educational journey through one red bat's seasonal dilemma of hibernating or migrating. Includes "For Creative Minds" section.

Women Scientists in America

Filename: women-scientists-in-america.pdf
ISBN: 0801857112
Release Date: 1998-09-15
Number of pages: 624
Author: Margaret W. Rossiter
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Women Scientists in America in PDF and EPUB Margaret Rossiter's widely hailed Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 marked the beginning of a pioneering effort to interpret the history of American women scientists. That effort continues in this provocative sequel that covers the crucial years of World War II and beyond. Rossiter begins by showing how the acute labor shortage brought on by the war seemed to hold out new hope for women professionals, especially in the sciences. But the public posture of welcoming women into the scientific professions masked a deep-seated opposition to change. Rossiter proves that despite frustrating obstacles created by the patriarchal structure and values of universities, government, and industry, women scientists made genuine contributions to their fields, grew in professional stature, and laid the foundation for the breakthroughs that followed 1972.

American Women Scientists

Filename: american-women-scientists.pdf
ISBN: 0786421614
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 159
Author: Moira Davison Reynolds
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online American Women Scientists in PDF and EPUB Provides profiles of women who made significant achievements in a variety of scientific fields, including nuclear physics, chemistry, medicine, psychiatry, and cytogenetics.

The stars belong to everyone

Filename: the-stars-belong-to-everyone.pdf
ISBN: UCAL:B4309452
Release Date: 1976
Number of pages: 274
Author: Helen Sawyer Hogg
Publisher: Doubleday ; Toronto : Doubleday Canada

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Miss Leavitt s Stars

Filename: miss-leavitt-s-stars.pdf
ISBN: 0393051285
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 162
Author: George Johnson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Miss Leavitt s Stars in PDF and EPUB Recounts the story of Radcliffe-educated Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who in the face of ill health and progressing hearing loss discovered a new law that enabled astronomers to use variable stars in order to measure the universe, a finding that solved a key scientific mystery and enabled important breakthroughs. 30,000 first printing.

Women Astronomers

Filename: women-astronomers.pdf
ISBN: 0972892958
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 178
Author: Mabel Armstrong

Download and read online Women Astronomers in PDF and EPUB Recounts the participation of women in the field of astronomy from ancient history to the present day.


Filename: headstrong.pdf
ISBN: 9780553446807
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Number of pages: 288
Author: Rachel Swaby
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online Headstrong in PDF and EPUB 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 who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary—and consequent 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 innovators, 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 coats. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rejected Princesses

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ISBN: 9780062405388
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Number of pages: 384
Author: Jason Porath
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Rejected Princesses in PDF and EPUB Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas.

Winter Trees

Filename: winter-trees.pdf
ISBN: 9781580891684
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 32
Author: Carole Gerber
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

Download and read online Winter Trees in PDF and EPUB A boy and his dog walk through a wintry forest and identify seven common trees.

American Women Scientists

Filename: american-women-scientists.pdf
ISBN: 0786421614
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 159
Author: Moira Davison Reynolds
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online American Women Scientists in PDF and EPUB Provides profiles of women who made significant achievements in a variety of scientific fields, including nuclear physics, chemistry, medicine, psychiatry, and cytogenetics.