Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

Lee Shetterly, Margot.

New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]

xviii, 346 p. ; 20 cm.

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"Before John Glenn orbited Earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as 'human computers' used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation."--Dust jacket.

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ISBN:

978-0-06-236360-2 (trade)

LC Call No:

QA27.5 .L44 2016

Dewey Class No:

510.92/52/0973 23

Author:

Lee Shetterly, Margot.

Title:

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly.

Publisher:

New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]

Physical:

xviii, 346 p. ; 20 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-328) and index.

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly Annex, August 2016

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly Annex

Citation/Refs:

Library Journal Starred, September 2016

Citation/Refs:

Booklist starred, September 2016

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Review, August 2016

Summary:

"Before John Glenn orbited Earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as 'human computers' used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation."--Dust jacket.

Subject:

United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Officials and employees.

Subject:

United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Officials and employees.

Subject:

Women mathematicians--United States.

Subject:

African American women.

Subject:

African American mathematicians.

Subject:

Space race.

Subject:

Women mathematicians.

Subject:

African American women.

Subject:

African American mathematicians.

Subject:

Space race.

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