Girls Think of Everything : : Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Book - 2000 J 609.22 Th, Kids Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Scientists & Inventors / Miscellaneous 3 On Shelf No requests on this item
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Call Number: J 609.22 Th, Kids Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Scientists & Inventors / Miscellaneous
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Traverwood Branch
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Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.
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Just OK submitted by samanthar on July 2, 2017, 9:45am This book offers brief overviews of 10 inventions by women, and 2 modern day inventions by girls. The focus is on the inventions themselves rather than the women behind them and the adversities they had to overcome. Some of the inventions were really fun to read about, like windshield wipers and Liquid Paper. Other overviews were not interesting at all, like the computer compiler and Scotchgard. The main focus is inventions in science and engineering, which is so important for youth to read about and learn examples of women succeeding in these fields. The one thing that really bothered me about each of the overviews was basic information, like the year and location of the inventor, were never mentioned. Including this information would help frame the inventions in the larger context of history, and enhance discussions about them. The illustrations are a mix of collage and drawings, and are very nice and engaging (particularly the front cover). This book would be good for browsing and getting ideas of who you would like to research more in-depth for a larger project. On its own, it was too brief and (disappointingly) did not provide a lot of insight. I did appreciate the last pages dedicated to encouraging the reader to invent, and helpful instructions on how to submit inventions for patents and scholarships.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
Year Published: 2000
Description: 57 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Inventions -- History.
Women -- Biography.