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Rs 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 these 52 women at their best while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coat. I ll start by saying my science knowledge and background is limited Headstrong provided an easy to read brief overview of 52 women who contributed to science in one way or another I had heard of some of the women before but there were many I had notThe book is divided into sections Medicine Biology and the Environment Genetics and Development Physics Earth and Stars Math and Technology and Invention I personally found the invention and biology sections to be most interesting but as with any book that covers multiple topics this likely varies from person to person It was disappointing although no big secret to read how often the women were dismissed strictly on the basis of gender Their scientific contributions were freuently downplayed or accredited to men and many were not rightfully recognized until after they d died Some of these women were denied titles offices and raises or any pay in a few instances at research universities or did not receive proper acceptance as students Good thing women as always continued to persevere anyway I read a few reviews prior to reading Headstrong myself where readers shared they felt the profiles were too short and just as they were getting into it the profile would end I agree with this in some instances but also acknowledge 52 is not a small number Headstrong is good for providing a brief overview and could also serve as a decent source for identifying what scientific subjects you d want to learn about then selecting other books to delve into said subjects further

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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 wh. While there s no doubt that all 52 of the amazing woman covered in this book are than deserving of recognition I ve never heard of most of them there is the matter of uality over uantity Each of these woman s achievements we re covered in about two or three pages and they all left me wanting I couldn t help but feel this book would have been a enjoyable reading experience if the author had narrowed down the selection to a round number of lets say 10 And then dedicated time to flesh out and further discuss how they were able to change science and the world deposit all the obstacles placed in their way

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O invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Among the uestions the obituary and conseuent 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 innovato. Can you name any women scientists Okay Marie Curie that s good Anyone else While I might have been able to come up with a few Rosalind Franklin Irene Joliot Curie the names wouldn t spring to mind as easily as I would like Now that I ve read Headstrong I ll have no trouble coming up with a dozen or off the top of my head The best way to remember things is to connect a story to it Here are 52 short stories of a few pages each and you ll definitely remember at least a few of themAuthor Rachel Swaby summarizes the accomplishments of each of these women and tells something of the challenges they overcame or how they became scientists A common thread is the uirky nature of most of the women They seemed to care less than most of us about what others thought of them They didn t do as they were told and charged ahead swatting aside obstacles Headstrong indeedWhile I enjoyed reading these thumbnail biographies I found Swaby s informal style a tiny bit odd at times MIT put the kibosh on her progress made sure Heezen who was tenured had a wicked hard time carrying out his work For anyone who wants information than the uick bios here Swaby has provided a bibliography for each scientist Since she only has room here to scratch the surface she has thoughtfully pointed us in the right direction to find out about these fascinating women


10 thoughts on “Headstrong

  1. says:

    A Feminist's holy Bible Thank you for this great short book Rachel As a Scientist my teacher talked a lot about Rosalind Franklin and how her data was key to the double helix model But she was never credited for her work And i'm glad that the truth got out and everyone now knows that it was a team work Not just Watson and Crick my

  2. says:

    While there's no doubt that all 52 of the amazing woman covered in this book are than deserving of recognition I've never heard of most of them there is the matter of uality over uantity Each of these woman's achievements we're covered in ab

  3. says:

    The premise of this book is basically the best It was written in response to Yvonne Brill's obituary in the New York Times in March 2013 which honored her not for being an actual rocket scientist but for her mea

  4. says:

    Can you name any women scientists? Okay Marie Curie that's good Anyone else? While I might have been able to come up with a few Rosalind Frank

  5. says:

    After recently reading a book with a very similar scope but made for kids I wanted something a little adult on the subject of women in the STEM fields This fit the bill Swaby's book is a primer for the topic with which to discover some of the lesser known but very important women of the world and a great jumping off point from which to learn elsewhere Because of Headstrong I'm going to seek out full bios of som

  6. says:

    I got this book to review through the Vine program This book goes through uick profiles of 52 women who had large

  7. says:

    This book is about 52 women who did have an impact on our lives and what saddened me is that I didn't know the majority of

  8. says:

    This lovely little collection does a fantastic job of providing brief comprehensive summaries of brilliant female scientists many of whom are virtually unknown These admirable ladies are grouped by their scientific specialties and each is lauded for her accomplishments as well as her uirks and originality Overall Headstrong is an inspiring book that provides a wonderful starting point for exploring the lives of women who have shaped scie

  9. says:

    I'll start by saying my science knowledge and background is limited Headstrong provided an easy to read brief overview of 52 women who contributed to science in one way or another I had heard of some of the women before but there were many I had notThe book is divided into sections Medicine Biology and the Environment Genetics and Development Physics Earth and Stars Math and Technology and Invention I personally found

  10. says:

    I'd probably knock off half a star for some of the writers literary choices I swear there was a line that was like He made her career there wicked hard and a lot of time the tone dropped into slang which isn't a bad choice on it's own but it didn't fit the tone of the rest of the book but to be honest I have pretty low s