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The Resource Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars, Nathalia Holt

Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars, Nathalia Holt

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Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars
Title
Rise of the rocket girls
Title remainder
the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars
Statement of responsibility
Nathalia Holt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1940s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians, it recruited an elite group of young women -- known as human computers -- who, with only pencil, paper, and brain power, helped bring about America's first ballistic missiles. But their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration, and when JPL became part of NASA, the computers helped send the first probes to the moon. Later, through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system. For the first time, Nathalia Holt tells the stories of these women, who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists. Based on extensive research and interviews with the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls illuminates the role of women in science, both where we've been and the far reaches of space to which we're heading
Summary
Traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20th century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creations of the first American satellites
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
Biography type
collective biography
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10481669
Cataloging source
KJC
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1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holt, Nathalia
Dewey number
629.4709252097
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women in computer science
  • Women computer programmers
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women computer programmers
  • Rocketry
  • Astronautics
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars, Nathalia Holt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 1958: Launch day -- Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- Rockets rising -- Miss Guided Missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- Men are from Mars -- Look like a girl
Control code
000059708599
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition, January 2017.
Extent
xiii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316338905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)969388193
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars, Nathalia Holt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 1958: Launch day -- Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- Rockets rising -- Miss Guided Missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- Men are from Mars -- Look like a girl
Control code
000059708599
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition, January 2017.
Extent
xiii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316338905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)969388193

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