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

By (author) Vare, Ethlie Ann; By (author) Ptacek, Greg

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).

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  • 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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書名 Patently Female : From AZT to TV Dinners, Stories of Women Inventors and Their Breakthrough Ideas
著作者等 Ptacek, Greg
Vare, Ethlie Ann
書名別名 From AZT to TV Dinners, Stories of Women Inventors and Their Breakthrough Ideas
出版元 John Wiley & Sons Inc
刊行年月 2001.12.05
ページ数 240p
大きさ H243 x W167
ISBN 9780471023340
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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