Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

Published May 14, 2023

Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

Book info

  • Title Women in Science
  • Author Rachel Ignotofsky
  • Year 2016
  • Genre Non-fiction

A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.


This is the second of three books of this kind that I have read, with Art already completed and Sport still to go. Just like the others, it’s so beautifully crafted that it’s a joy to read. The only thing about this one is it made me a bit more angry. I suppose slightly more so than the art stories, this one contained so many women doing the work and being overlooked or actively stolen from. But still, there were stories in there that made me want to find out more and that’s all I ask from a great book like this.

Rating: 5 / 5

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