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Brilliant ideas from wonderful women: 15 incredible inventions from inspiring women

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  • Author: Lopez, Aitziber

    Discover the stories behind 15 of the twentieth century's key inventions in this fun and informative treasury of trailblazing women, who each made a unique contribution to the history of science and technology. Car heaters...Monopoly...Disposable diapers...The dishwasher...Kevlar...Maritime flares... Anti-reflective glass...Wifi...Syringes...Submarine periscopes...Diagnostic tests...Lifeboats...Windshield wipers...Ebooks...What do each of these revolutionary inventions have in common? They were all pioneered by women ! Each brilliant idea is presented with biographical information about the brilliant woman who came up with it, including what inspired them . Learn how Martha Coston disguised herself as a man to contact pyrotechnicians and convince them to manufacture her idea for maritime flares, how a New York tram ride on a wet winter's day led Mary Anderson to invent the windshield wiper, and why Letitia Mumford Geer's one-hand operated syringe was a medical breakthrough, among other fascinating facts. Full-page illustrations show the inspiration for and use of these incredible inventions in humorous detail . From lifeboat-inventor, Maria Beasley, to the grandmother of the ebook, Angela Ruiz Robles, each of the inspiring women in this book achieved their goal of leaving the world a better place than they found it .

    Original Publisher: Beverly, Wide Eyed Editions
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780711242746
    Collection(s)/Series: BC Summer Reading Club 2023