Patently Female

Author: Ethlie Ann Vare
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN:
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From windshield wipers to the Rover craft that landed on Mars, this book offers a look at the many great inventions designed by women throughout the years.

Encyclopedia Of American Women In Business A L

Author: Carol Krismann
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313333835
Size: 10,21 MB
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Presents profiles of more than three hundred American businesswomen along with entries of related topics.

Discoveries And Inventions In Literature For Youth

Author: Joy L. Lowe
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849150
Size: 12,72 MB
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A compilation of books and other resources that are appropriate for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Great Inventions And Inventors Grades 5 8

Author: Robert W. Smith
Editor: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420632345
Size: 20,62 MB
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Pioneer Programmer

Author: Jean Jennings Bartik
Editor: Truman State University Press
ISBN: 1612480861
Size: 17,68 MB
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In early 1945, the United States military was recruiting female mathematicians for a top-secret project to help win World War II. Betty Jean Jennings (Bartik), a twenty-year-old college graduate from rural northwest Missouri, wanted an adventure, so she applied for the job. She was hired as a “computer” to calculate artillery shell trajectories for Aberdeen Proving Ground, and later joined a team of women who programmed the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC), the first successful general-purpose programmable electronic computer. In 1947, Bartik headed up a team that modified the ENIAC into the first stored-program electronic computer. Even with her talents, Bartik met obstacles in her career due to attitudes about women’s roles in the workplace. Her perseverance paid off and she worked with the earliest computer pioneers and helped launch the commercial computer industry. Despite their contributions, Bartik and the other female ENIAC programmers have been largely ignored. In the only autobiography by any of the six original ENIAC programmers, Bartik tells her story, exposing myths about the computer’s origin and properly crediting those behind the computing innovations that shape our daily lives.

Inventors And Inventions

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Editor: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761477679
Size: 11,84 MB
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From air conditioners to MRI scanners and from bicycles to frozen foods, modern life would be unimaginable without the work of inventors. Unlike other resources on inventions, Inventors and Inventions surprises readers with its wide-ranging exploration of inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System.

Encyclopedia Of American Women In Business M Z

Author: Carol Krismann
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313333842
Size: 11,53 MB
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Entries discuss the lives and careers of businesswomen and cite works for further reading. This set also includes roughly 100 interspersed entries on topics central to American businesswomen, including career planning, childcare, diversity, education, the finance industry, flexible work arrangements, golf and real estate.--from back cover.

Brief Histories Of Everyday Objects

Author: Andy Warner
Editor: Picador
ISBN: 1250137039
Size: 19,95 MB
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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Hilarious, entertaining, and illustrated histories behind some of life's most common and underappreciated objects - from the paperclip and the toothbrush to the sports bra and roller skates Brief Histories of Everyday Objects is a graphic tour through the unusual creation of some of the mundane items that surround us in our daily lives. Chapters are peppered with ballpoint pen riots, cowboy wars, and really bad Victorian practical jokes. Structured around the different locations in our home and daily life—the kitchen, the bathroom, the office, and the grocery store—award-nominated illustrator Andy Warner traces the often surprising and sometimes complex histories behind the items we often take for granted. Readers learn how Velcro was created after a Swiss engineer took his dog for a walk; how a naval engineer invented the Slinky; a German housewife, the coffee filter; and a radical feminist and anti-capitalist, the game Monopoly. This is both a book of histories and a book about histories. It explores how lies become legends, trade routes spring up, and empires rise and fall—all from the perspective of your toothbrush or toilet.

Mothers Of Invention

Author: Ethlie Ann Vare
Editor: William Morrow
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Describes how women invent such items as Liquid Paper, chocolate chip cookies, tract houses, brassieres, computer compilers, and nonreflecting glass

Feminine Ingenuity

Author: Anne L. MacDonald
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775496
Size: 12,75 MB
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"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald's thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women's movement in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.