Incredible Women Inventors

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The latest addition to the acclaimed Woman's Hall of Fame Series profiles ten incredible women with an itch to invent. Written in an accessible, engaging, and informative style, Incredible Women Inventors examines both the challenges and successes in the lives of Canadian and international problem-solvers. From Bette Nesmith Graham, inventor of Liquid Paper, to Elizabeth "Elsie" MacGill, the first woman aircraft designer in the world, young readers will have much to motivate ...
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Overview

The latest addition to the acclaimed Woman's Hall of Fame Series profiles ten incredible women with an itch to invent. Written in an accessible, engaging, and informative style, Incredible Women Inventors examines both the challenges and successes in the lives of Canadian and international problem-solvers. From Bette Nesmith Graham, inventor of Liquid Paper, to Elizabeth "Elsie" MacGill, the first woman aircraft designer in the world, young readers will have much to motivate them, both in science and in life.
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"An inspiration to all young girls, Incredible Women Inventors showcases some of the best and brightest female inventors."
KLIATT - Patricia Moore
Ten North American women, their stories arranged chronologically by birth, come to life perkily in these pages as they overcome stereotypical views of a woman's role and educational and financial difficulties to develop new products, new medicines and new technologies and then the businesses needed to market them. From Madame C. J. Walker, who developed a line of cosmetics for African American women and was so successful that she became America's first self-made female millionaire, to Hedy Lamar (of all people), who held a patent for a remote-controlled radio system, to Gertrude Elion, who shared a Nobel Prize in 1988 for the cancer drugs she helped create, these women believed in their dreams and worked to fulfill them. While some of their inventions were born of scientific study, others were born of simple daily necessity. Betty Nesmith Graham invented White-Out to cover her typing mistakes. She later sold the company she developed to Gillette for $47.5 million! Wendy Murphy, a Canadian nurse, invented the WEEVAC, a stretcher especially designed to evacuate neonates in hospital emergencies. Sprightly 9 to 10-page chapters are accompanied by a resource page with both books and websites.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897187159
  • Publisher: Second Story Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Women's Hall of Fame Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 807,148
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Braun is an Ottawa-based writer and editor.
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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for TeensReadToo.com

    INCREDIBLE WOMEN INVENTORS covers the life and inventions of ten inspiring women. Filled with their birth and death dates, where applicable, important events in their lives, their inventions, and how they made a difference in the world, this is one book that's perfect for anyone who is interested in inventing. <BR/><BR/>Biographies are included for Madam C.J. Walker, who was born Sarah Breedlove; Lise Meitner; Lillian Moller Gilbreth; Hedy Lamarr; Gertrude Elion; Bette Nesmith Graham; Patricia Bath; Wendy Murphy; and Laurie Tandrup. <BR/><BR/>From a physicist who discovered nuclear fission to a woman who designed a plane used to teach pilots how to fly, this book is filled with fascinating information. An inspiration to all young girls, INCREDIBLE WOMEN INVENTORS showcases some of the best and brightest female inventors.

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    INCREDIBLE WOMEN INVENTORS covers the life and inventions of ten inspiring women. Filled with their birth and death dates, where applicable, important events in their lives, their inventions, and how they made a difference in the world, this is one book that's perfect for anyone who is interested in inventing. Biographies are included for Madam C.J. Walker, who was born Sarah Breedlove Lise Meitner Lillian Moller Gilbreth Hedy Lamarr Gertrude Elion Bette Nesmith Graham Patricia Bath Wendy Murphy and Laurie Tandrup. From a physicist who discovered nuclear fission to a woman who designed a plane used to teach pilots how to fly, this book is filled with fascinating information. An inspiration to all young girls, INCREDIBLE WOMEN INVENTORS showcases some of the best and brightest female inventors. **Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka 'The Genius'

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