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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race (Paperback)

By Shetterly, Margot Lee

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program. Before 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, these 'colored computers' used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. 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 rich history of mankind's greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.
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ISBN 9780008201326
Released NZ 19 Dec 2016
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9780008201326
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 19 Dec 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Shetterly, Margot Lee
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
American History
Social & Cultural History
Black studies
Premier's Reading Challenge
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 973.0496073
Weight 260g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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