Patently Female: From AZT to TV Dinners, Stories of Women Inventors and Their Breakthrough Ideas / Edition 1

Patently Female: From AZT to TV Dinners, Stories of Women Inventors and Their Breakthrough Ideas / Edition 1

by Ethlie Ann Vare, Greg Ptacek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471023345

ISBN-13: 9780471023340

Pub. Date: 11/26/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Discover the trials & triumphs of great female inventors

Astrolabe
Automatic Dishwasher
Barbie Doll
Buffered Aspirin
COBOL
Cotton Gin
Disposable Phone
Drip Coffeemaker
Fabric Softener Sheets
Hang Glider
IV Fluids
Jell-O
Kevlar
Mars Rover
Nystatin
PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)
Protease

Overview

Discover the trials & triumphs of great female inventors

Astrolabe
Automatic Dishwasher
Barbie Doll
Buffered Aspirin
COBOL
Cotton Gin
Disposable Phone
Drip Coffeemaker
Fabric Softener Sheets
Hang Glider
IV Fluids
Jell-O
Kevlar
Mars Rover
Nystatin
PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)
Protease Inhibitors
Rolfing
Smallpox Variolation
Space Suit
Spic & Span
Tract Housing
Vacuum Canning
Windshield Wipers
Zig-Zag Sewing Machine
Zovirax

and many, many more!

Reviews for Mothers of Invention by Ethlie Ann Vare and Greg Ptacek

"It's a fascinating and gratifying book..It gives us a positive view of women's inventiveness, from the frivolous to the noble."
-The New York Times Book Review

"It is the wide spectrum of female humanity and ability in this book that makes it an especially valuable addition to the growing popular library on the accomplishments and work lives of women."
-Los Angeles Times

"An informative collection of talent, trivia, and history, Mothers of Invention will interest most anyone. More importantly, though, it will serve to inspire girls and women of all ages. For that reason, it belongs on the shelves of schools and public libraries everywhere."
-Tampa Tribune

"Wonderful..A book to be dipped into and sampled at one's leisure."
-The Chicago Biweekly

"This fascinating volume will find a place in the browsing sections of both adult and YA collections.recommended."
-Library Journal

One of the "Best Books for Young Adults,"
American Library Association, 1988

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471023340
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/26/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ruth Handler, Inventor of the Barbie Doll.

Preface by Janet L. Rideout, Ph.D., Patented the AIDS-Fighting Drug AZT.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

CHAPTER 1. Practicalities.

CHAPTER 2. Woman s Work .

CHAPTER 3. Computer Liberation.

CHAPTER 4. Medicine.

CHAPTER 5. Mother Earth.

CHAPTER 6. It Took a Woman.

CHAPTER 7. Women in Space.

CHAPTER 8. Fun and Games.

CHAPTER 9. The Littlest Inventors.

CHAPTER 10. Pathfinders and Forerunners.

Timeline: A More Complete Chronology of Invention.

APPENDIX A: Joining the Ranks.

APPENDIX B: Resources.

Index.

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