WONDER WOMEN 25 INNOVATORS, INVENTORS, AND TRAILBLAZERS WHO CHANGED HISTORY
Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered “highly dangerous”?
Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world’s first scientific expedition?
How about Huang Daopo, the inventor who fled an abusive child marriage only to revolutionize textile production in China?
Women have always been able to change the world, even when they didn’t get the credit.
In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs introduces you to pioneering female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors—each profile a study in passion, smarts, and stickto-itiveness, complete with portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to present-day women-centric STEM organizations.
“Wonder Women isn’t just filled with extraordinary tales of female scientists and inventors – though there are plenty of them – [Maggs] also includes sections on espionage and adventure, fields not traditionally associated with STEM.” – Entertainment Weekly
“I admire Maggs for making Wonder Women both thorough and easy to digest. When it comes to historical material like this, presentation matters…
Maggs writes the descriptions of the women and their achievements in such a way that you’re inspired to take the ball and keep running.”–Nerdist
“[Sam Maggs’s] profiles are more than just fun, they’re genuinely astounding…[and] fantastic illustrations by Sophia Foster-Dimino bring these pioneering women to life.”—Village Voice
“Maggs’ lineup of influential females is well curated and inclusive, while smart illustrations by Sophia Foster-Dimino bring the ladies to life. Wonder Women is a must-read for the girl who’s a bit of a geek.”—BookPage
“Not only does Maggs present their awesomeness with a sardonic wit needed to deride the patriarchal stage these fantastic women performed on, she is the gender defender at every turn.
If only these brainiac ladies had Maggs by their side in their own time.”—Geeks of Doom.
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