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Wonder Women by Sam Maggs
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Wonder Women

25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

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Narrator Jodelle Ferland
Length 6 hours 33 minutes
Language English
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A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
 
You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . .
 
·  Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?
·  Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit?
·  Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin?
 
Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.

Sam Maggs is an assistant writer for BioWare and the best-selling author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy (Quirk Books, 2015). Named “Awesome Geek Feminist of the Year” by Women Write about Comics, Sam received her MA in Victorian literature in 2011 and now appears on TV and movie screens across Canada. She has written for Marie ClairePC Gamer, the GuardianNational Post, the Mary Sue, and more. You can geek out with her about Mass Effect or Jeff Goldblum on Twitter @SamMaggs.

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