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Women in Science

Women in Science
Written and illustrated
by Rachel Ignotofsky
Wren and Rook £12.99
ISBN: 978-1781526360519

Even though women are outnumbered 4:1 in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workforce, they have, over the years, made important and valuable contributions in a range of different fields, including biology and rocketry - from well-known figures like Marie Curie to lesser known figures, such as Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician.

Subtitled 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, this sumptuously illustrated and lavishly produced hardback celebrates many different female scientists, illustrating them alongside bite-sized notes on their achievements, but also providing a more detailed biography that includes their personal backgrounds as well as their scientific discoveries.

Further resources for each scientist can be easily found on the author's website. This is fascinating and inspiring reading whatever your gender, but especially inspiring for the next generation of girls heading into STEM subjects. The book covers a wide and diverse range of cultural backgrounds as well as fields of achievements. (11+)

Benjamin Scott


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