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Headstrong - 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

Rachel Swaby

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Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history's brightest female scientists. In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: "She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children." It wasn't until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary-and consequent outcry-prompted were, Who are the role models for today's female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known. This fascinating tour reveals 52 women at their best-while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lauren Fortgang

Length:

7h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:20


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:34