Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Rachel Ignotofsky

Women in Science celebrates the achievements of fifty remarkable women in STEM fields. From ancient times to present day, these women have made significant contributions to their fields. Each incredible woman is given a double page spread with a stylised portrait, infoboxes filled with interesting facts, and a page of text outlining her accomplishments and providing a brief biography.

These inspiring women not only made groundbreaking discoveries and advancements, but they also overcame countless barriers. They were often denied access to education and jobs simply because they were women or black in a racially segregated America.

The author, Ignotofsky, has taken care to include a diverse range of women in her book. While the focus is primarily on American women, readers will find a wide variety of nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, orientations, and social classes represented. This ensures that young girls can find someone who looks like them, which is truly wonderful.

What sets this book apart from others is its inclusion of lesser-known women who were equally pioneering and brilliant. While Marie Curie is featured, there are many other remarkable women who deserve recognition.

One standout inclusion is Rachel Carson, known for her environmental classic Silent Spring. Carson was not only a scientist but also a poet. Her work inspired a global environmental movement, making her an influential figure worth celebrating.

Another fascinating addition is film star Hedy Lamarr, who invented a radio frequency spread-hopping method that laid the foundation for GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth technologies we rely on today. It’s amazing to think that her invention has had such a lasting impact.

Women in Science is not only informative but visually stunning. The illustrations by Ignofotsky, a graphic designer, are captivating and draw the eye. The book is filled with a wealth of information presented in a clear and concise manner. It’s a book that you can spend hours exploring.

I highly recommend Women in Science. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in learning about the remarkable women who have shaped the world of science.