Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Category: Book
By (author): Maggs, Sam
  HISTORY / Women
  SCIENCE / History
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in
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From The Publisher*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 stick-to-itiveness, complete with portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to present-day women-centric STEM organizations.
Review Quote*"Whether you want to know about suffragists, awesome historical lady ninjas, or the other butt kicking, trailblazing smarties in between, Wonder Women will have something for you!"-Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

"This is a book about representation…more women are given the showcase they deserve…"–Anna Jedrziewksi, Retailing Insight 
Biographical NoteSam Maggs is a writer, geek girl, television professional, and author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy (Quirk, 2015). She's also a former associate editor for the Mary Sue and was voted 2013's "Awesome Geek Feminist of the Year" by Women Write Comics. She hosts the Cineplex Pre-Show-where six million people a month see her before every movie in Canada-and is a weekly pop culture commentator on 102.1 The Edge, one of Toronto's most popular morning radio shows. SOPHIA FOSTER-DIMINO is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Google homepage.