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Hidden figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Label
Hidden figures
Title
Hidden figures
Statement of responsibility
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America's fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these "computers," personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America's greatest adventure and NASA's groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world -- and whose lives show how out of one of America's most painful histories came one of its proudest moments
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shetterly, Margot Lee
Dewey number
  • 510.92/520973
  • B
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
LC call number
QA27.5
LC item number
.L44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print, the literacy bridge
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • African American mathematicians
  • Space race
  • Large type books
  • African American mathematicians
  • African American women
  • Employees
  • Large type books
  • Space race
  • Women mathematicians
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hidden figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Breaking barriers
  • No limits
  • The area rule
  • An exceptional mind
  • Turbulence
  • Progress
  • Young, gifted, and black
  • What a difference a day makes
  • Writing the textbook on space
  • With all deliberate speed
  • Setting the scene
  • Model behavior
  • Degrees of freedom
  • Out of the past, the future
  • America is for everybody
  • One small step
  • A door opens
  • Mobilization
  • A new Beginning
  • The double V
  • The "colored" computers
  • War birds
  • The duration
Control code
ocn999673712
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Large print edition.
  • Young readers' edition.
Extent
281 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843274
Lccn
2017035503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781432843274
  • (OCoLC)999673712
Label
Hidden figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Breaking barriers
  • No limits
  • The area rule
  • An exceptional mind
  • Turbulence
  • Progress
  • Young, gifted, and black
  • What a difference a day makes
  • Writing the textbook on space
  • With all deliberate speed
  • Setting the scene
  • Model behavior
  • Degrees of freedom
  • Out of the past, the future
  • America is for everybody
  • One small step
  • A door opens
  • Mobilization
  • A new Beginning
  • The double V
  • The "colored" computers
  • War birds
  • The duration
Control code
ocn999673712
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Large print edition.
  • Young readers' edition.
Extent
281 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843274
Lccn
2017035503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781432843274
  • (OCoLC)999673712

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