Women Invent!: Two Centuries of Discoveries That Have Shaped Our World

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These inspiring stories of women inventors take the reader through the process of inventing—from coming up with an idea to having it manufactured and sold.

Uses short biographies of women inventors around the world to demonstrate how inventions come about.

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Overview

These inspiring stories of women inventors take the reader through the process of inventing—from coming up with an idea to having it manufactured and sold.

Uses short biographies of women inventors around the world to demonstrate how inventions come about.

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Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
"While history books," says Casey in her introduction, "depict women as 'just being around,' and many books on inventors give little evidence of women's work, the patent records reveal a different story." Women, like men, have long invented what they needed, and here are eight information-packed chapters celebrating those inventions. From Harriet Irwin who received the first patent for architectural innovation, to Ann Moore who designed the Snugli baby carrier, to Madam Walker, the first African American woman millionaire, this is a gallery of distinguished women. They include astronauts and farmers, biologists and kids. An inventor's resource guide includes competitions, camps and programs for young inventors at state and national levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556523175
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 981,169
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2000

    Women solve real problems

    Susan Casey's book 'Women Invent!' is a lively parade of women and girls who solved problems and shared those solutions. Besides the stories behind many inventions, the book explains the process of patenting an invention and includes a dandy resource guide. I found the book to be entertaining reading as well as inspirational, causing me to think about ways to make life easier and to wonder if I have an invention to share. Best of all, I *enjoyed* reading 'Women Invent!' Although aimed a young readers, it kept me turning pages. It is great to know the stories of so many inventions. Ordinary objects have come to life. I'll never look at a paper bag or a baby backpack the same way again.

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