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It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!
A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!
— BrainPickings - Best Science Books of the Year
About the Author
Rachel Ignotofsky grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of cartoons and pudding. She graduated with honors from Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program in 2011. Now she lives in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, where she spends all day drawing and learning as much as she can. She has a passion for taking dense information and making it fun and accessible and is dedicated to creating educational works of art.
Rachel is inspired by history and science and believes that illustration is a powerful tool that can make learning exciting. She uses her work to spread her message about education, scientific literacy, and powerful women. She hopes this book inspires girls and women to follow their passions and dreams.
This is Rachel’s first book and she plans on writing many more in the future. To see more of Rachel’s educational art and learn more about her, please visit www.rachelignotofskydesign.com.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Much younger than I was expecting, but VERY pretty and still informative.
Not only is Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky an amazingly gorgeous book full unique illustrations, but it also is such an empowering, yet fun read. I cannot believe there hasn’t been a book like this out on the market before. This is definitely something every parent should buy for their middle school daughter. I myself learned about so many women that made amazing contributions in the STEM fields, I was just blown away. It really makes me wish that I had had a book like this encouraging me to stick with math as a youngster instead of being led to believe math and engineering were “boy things” and “boy jobs.” The best thing about this book is that it also includes Women of Color. Not as many as I would like, but some is better than none. Progress is slow, sadly, but coming. Please, if you have a daughter, a niece, a grand-daughter, pick up Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky for them. Give them the encouragement that they can be anything that they want and that there are no such borders between men and women’s jobs.
I absolutely loved this book. Appealing to the eyes...kept me entertained for a little over an hour. Just a lovely book. I have a review that I posted on my blog. Please check it out here at: https://dalaimommasreadingdrama.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/its-national-book-lovers-day-lets-celebrate/
For being Rachel Ignotofsky first book it’s just perfect. It focuses on important women through history and not only is it educational, but it’s inspiring to read about them. It’s a great way to show young girls to follow their passions and dreams. These women made major contributions in male-dominated scientific careers and despite some of the hardships they receive for their gender they didn’t give up. There were a couple of women that I didn’t even know or heard about and I was happen to learn about. I also love the illustrations and how colorful the book is. Ignotofsky does a great job in balancing the colors, because even though the text is small in order to fit all the information on one page, she makes sure it’s easy on the eyes to read, alternating light text with dark background and vice verse. If you’re having trouble I recommend getting an magnifying sheet or something similar. There’s even a glossary and a list of sources to encourage girls to go learn more about women in sciences. [Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.]