Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl Author George D. Morgan
ISBN-10 9781616147402
Release 2013-07-09
Pages 325
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AN UNSUNG HEROINE OF THE SPACE AGE—HER STORY FINALLY TOLD. This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother's lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, technological, and personal. In 1938, a young German rocket enthusiast named Wernher von Braun had dreams of building a rocket that could fly him to the moon. In Ray, North Dakota, a young farm girl named Mary Sherman was attending high school. In an age when girls rarely dreamed of a career in science, Mary wanted to be a chemist. A decade later the dreams of these two disparate individuals would coalesce in ways neither could have imagined. World War II and the Cold War space race with the Russians changed the fates of both von Braun and Mary Sherman Morgan. When von Braun and other top engineers could not find a solution to the repeated failures that plagued the nascent US rocket program, North American Aviation, where Sherman Morgan then worked, was given the challenge. Recognizing her talent for chemistry, company management turned the assignment over to young Mary. In the end, America succeeded in launching rockets into space, but only because of the joint efforts of the brilliant farm girl from North Dakota and the famous German scientist. While von Braun went on to become a high-profile figure in NASA's manned space flight, Mary Sherman Morgan and her contributions fell into obscurity--until now. From the Trade Paperback edition.


ROCKET GIRL   the PLAY   Size 6 X 9 Author George Morgan
ISBN-10 1502487071
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 96
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ROCKET GIRL, stage play script. The year is 1957. The Cold War. An undeclared Space Race. The United States and the Soviet Union are locked in a battle to see which country will be the first to place a satellite into orbit. The stakes are high. International prestige, national pride, and the control of a host of emerging technologies are on the line. As America's Vanguard rocket proves itself a disastrous failure, and word leaks out that the Soviets are close to making their first orbital attempt, U.S. politicians have no choice but to abandon the Vanguard program and plead for help. Hat-in-hand, they recruit German expatriate Wernher von Braun.But when von Braun realizes that his rocket, the Redstone/Jupiter C, will not be powerful enough to reach orbit, he seeks out the help of a young woman in California who may hold the key to putting America back in the race.Born on a small farm in Ray, North Dakota, and recruited as a wartime chemist for the U.S. Government after only one year of college, Mary Sherman Morgan suddenly finds herself at the center of a political and technological maelstrom.Rocket Girl is the heretofore untold story of how a poor farm girl with only a high school diploma not only rose to become America's first female rocket scientist, but provided the crucial technology that launched America into the Age of Space.

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls  The Women Who Propelled Us  from Missiles to the Moon to Mars Author Worth Books
ISBN-10 9781504046374
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 30
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Rise of the Rocket Girls tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Nathalia Holt’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt: When the Jet Propulsion Laboratory first began researching rocket science and the possibilities within space exploration in the middle of the twentieth century, they hired a hyper intelligent group of female mathematicians to work with their staff of engineers. In Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt examines four decades of the JPL’s major accomplishments from interviews and research of these groundbreaking women who were recruited to be “human computers,” Including, from this team of unsung heroes, Barbara Paulson, Helen Ling, Sue Finley, and Sylvia Lundy. As the JPL’s projects evolved from developing missiles and satellites to executing moon landings and planetary exploration projects, the women’s roles grew too, becoming the team responsible for launching America into Space—and they did it all while balancing marriage and children, too. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Wonder Women

Wonder Women Author Sam Maggs
ISBN-10 9781594749261
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 240
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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. Table of Contents: Women of Science Women of Medicine Women of Espionage Women of Innovation Women of Adventure

Sisters of Tomorrow

Sisters of Tomorrow Author Lisa Yaszek
ISBN-10 9780819576255
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 432
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For nearly half a century, feminist scholars, writers, and fans have successfully challenged the notion that science fiction is all about “boys and their toys,” pointing to authors such as Mary Shelley, Clare Winger Harris, and Judith Merril as proof that women have always been part of the genre. Continuing this tradition, Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction offers readers a comprehensive selection of works by genre luminaries, including author C. L. Moore, artist Margaret Brundage, and others who were well known in their day, including poet Julia Boynton Green, science journalist L. Taylor Hansen, and editor Mary Gnaedinger. Providing insightful commentary and context, this anthology documents how women in the early twentieth century contributed to the pulp-magazine community and showcases the content they produced, including short stories, editorial work, illustrations, poetry, and science journalism. Yaszek and Sharp’s critical annotation and author biographies link women’s work in the early science fiction community to larger patterns of feminine literary and cultural production in turn-of-the-twentieth-century America. In a concluding essay, the award-winning author Kathleen Ann Goonan considers such work in relation to the history of women in science and engineering and to the contemporary science fiction community itself.

Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft

Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft Author Brian Harvey
ISBN-10 9783319681405
Release 2017-11-24
Pages 284
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Explorer was the original American space program and Explorer 1 its first satellite, launched in 1958. Sixty years later, it is the longest continuously running space program in the world, demonstrating to the world how we can explore the cosmos with small spacecraft. Almost a hundred Explorers have already been launched. Explorers have made some of the fundamental discoveries of the Space Age. Explorer 1 discovered Earth’s radiation belts. Later Explorers surveyed the Sun, the X-ray and ultraviolet universes, black holes, magnetars and gamma ray bursts. An Explorer found the remnant of the Big Bang. One Explorer chased and was the first to intercept a comet. The program went through a period of few launches during the crisis of funding for space science in the 1980s. However, with the era of ‘faster, cheaper, better,’ the program was reinvented, and new exiting missions began to take shape, like Swift and the asteroid hunter WISE. Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft gives an account of each mission and its discoveries. It breaks down the program into its main periods of activity and examines the politics and debate on the role of small spacecraft in space science. It introduces the launchers (Juno, Thor, etc.), the launch centers, the ground centers and key personalities like James Van Allen who helped develop and run the spacecraft’s exciting programs.

Rhetorical Strategies for Composition

Rhetorical Strategies for Composition Author Ph. A. D Wink
ISBN-10 9781475814323
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 134
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Cracking an Academic Code: Rhetorical Strategies for Composition is a worktext designed for composition students to apply rhetorical theory in their writing. The exercises interconnect rhetorical skill work for students to practice "thinking on paper" in style, language, and conventions. Several innovations and competitive advantages of the text include: (1) providing continuity from AP Language courses (of which many students take in high school), which is not evident in current texts; (2) exhibiting a high level of student engagement vis-a-vis content of sentences, paragraphs, and other content relating to their lives; connecting ancient Rhetoric to modem media; (3) using the history of music sampling as a method to teach paraphrasing; (4) displaying sample student drafts with instructor commentary using rhetorical language from the course; and (5) offering an interconnectedness of lessons—students understand how components of rhetoric work together.

Top STEM Careers in Technology

Top STEM Careers in Technology Author Laura La Bella
ISBN-10 9781477776698
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 128
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The push is on for students to embrace STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines, first in school and then in the workplace. This series highlights the career possibilities within each subject area under the STEM umbrella. The focus of this title lands squarely on career fields such as computing, engineering technology, medicine, environmental sustainability, packaging science, and automotive service. Jobs that make use of advanced technologies in the course of the workday, such as nursing and land surveying, are included as well. Completing the coverage are chapters on landing a first tech job and advancing one's career.

Shakespearein Sirri

Shakespearein Sirri Author Elise Broach
ISBN-10 6053482528
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 272
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Shakespearein Sirri has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shakespearein Sirri also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shakespearein Sirri book for free.

Hareket Halinde Bir Hayat

Hareket Halinde Bir Hayat Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 9750836545
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 348
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Hareket Halinde Bir Hayat has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hareket Halinde Bir Hayat also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hareket Halinde Bir Hayat book for free.


Parmakkiz Author Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN-10 975083206X
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 56
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Parmakkiz has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Parmakkiz also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Parmakkiz book for free.

Anksiyete Cagim

Anksiyete Cagim Author Scott Stossel
ISBN-10 9757004723
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 416
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Anksiyete Cagim has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Anksiyete Cagim also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Anksiyete Cagim book for free.

yi ki Geldin

  yi ki Geldin Author Debbie Macomber
ISBN-10 9789944826815
Release 2013-06-03
Pages 440
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Libby Morgan'ın yıllardır tek bir hayali vardır: Büyük iş yükü altında çalıştığı hukuk firmasına ortak olmak. Kariyeri için arkadaşları, evliliği ve aile kurma şansı da dahil olmak üzere her şeyden feragat etmiştir. Patronu onu ofisine çağırdığında, Libby en sonunda güzel haberi alacağını zanneder, fakat sarsıcı gerçek onu beklemektedir: İşten çıkarılmıştır ve tüm hayatını yeni baştan kurmak zorundadır hem de hiç vakit kaybetmeden.Bütün uğraşlarına rağmen iş bulamayınca Libby eski arkadaşlarıyla tekrar bağlantı kurar ve öğleden sonralarını da sıcacık bir yüncü dükkânı olan Bir Yumak Mutluluk'ta geçirmeye başlar. Burada dükkânın iyi huylu sahibi Lydia, Lydia'nın çocukluktan yeni çıkmış olan enerjik kızı Casey ve Casey'in en iyi arkadaşı olan Ava'yla yakın bir ilişki kurar. Utangaç ama sıkıntılı bir kız olan Ava, Libby'nin geleceğini şaşırtıcı ve köklü bir şekilde yeniden biçimlendirecektir.Bir Yumak Mutluluk'un ikinci yuvası buradaki kadınların da ikinci ailesi olmasıyla birlikte, Libby sahip olduğu bu yeni hayattan büyük bir zevk almaya başlar. Hatta, onun için mükemmel bir seçenek olarak görünen etkileyici ve yakışıklı bir doktorla romantizm yaşamak için gereken zamanı bile bulur. Ama olaylar gelişirken, Libby çok sevdiği yeni yaşamını sonsuza kadar değiştirebilecek bir tercih yapmak zorunda kalır.Sımsıcak bir anlatımı ve zengin dokunmuş bir kumaşı olan İyi ki Geldin, yeni başlangıçların vaadi ve dostluğun ve aşkın sonsuz keyifleriyle dolu bir roman.

Jumper Griffin s Story

Jumper  Griffin s Story Author Steven Gould
ISBN-10 1429925051
Release 2008-02-05
Pages 288
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An original novel from Steven Gould, creator of the Jumper series, that tells the back story of Griffin O'Connor, a character created for the film of Jumper. What if you could jump? Go anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye? What would you do? Where would you go? What if you were only five years old? Griffin has a secret. It's a secret that he's sworn to his parents to keep, and never tell. Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. The first time was when he was five, and his parents crossed an ocean to protect the secret. The most important time was when he was nine. That was the day that the men came to his house and murdered his parents. Griffin knows that the men were looking for him, and he must never let them find him. Griffin grows up with only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a Jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way. Jumper is a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox/New Regency Productions, starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane, and Jamie Bell. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Zen ve Motosiklet Bakim Sanati

Zen ve Motosiklet Bakim Sanati Author Robert M. Pirsig
ISBN-10 9755390898
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 374
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Zen ve Motosiklet Bakim Sanati has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Zen ve Motosiklet Bakim Sanati also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Zen ve Motosiklet Bakim Sanati book for free.

Kutsa Beni Ultima

Kutsa Beni  Ultima Author Rudolfo Anaya
ISBN-10 9750707702
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 308
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Kutsa Beni Ultima has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Kutsa Beni Ultima also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Kutsa Beni Ultima book for free.

Kizil Y kselis

Kizil Y  kselis Author Pierce Brown
ISBN-10 6053435171
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 448
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Kizil Y kselis has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Kizil Y kselis also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Kizil Y kselis book for free.