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Women in Science & Technology

The 2013 theme for National Women's History Month is "Women Inspiring Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." In that spirt, check out some of the following titles acknowledging the tremendous contributions of women to science and technology throughout history:

Jocelyn Elders, M.D.: from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America by Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff — Jocelyn Elders, pediatrician, public health administrator & the first woman Surgeon General of the United States


Beautiful: the life of Hedy Lamarr by Stephen Michael Shearer — Hedy Lamarr, actress, scientist, inventor & mathematician


Miss Leavitt's stars: the untold story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe by George Johnson — Henrietta Swan Leavitt, groundbreaking American astronomer


Obsessive genius: the inner world of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith — Marie Curie, Polish phsicist & chemist, and winner of the Nobel Prize in both fields


Amelia Earhart: the turbulent life of an American icon by Kathleen C. Winters — Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer & the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean


Margaret Mead, a life by Jane Howard — Margaret Mead, anthropologist


Managing Martians by Donna Shirley, with Danelle Morton — Donna Shirley, aerospace engineer


Gertrude Bell: queen of the desert, shaper of nations by Georgina Howell — Gertrude Bell, archeologist


Woman in the mists: the story of Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas of Africa by Farley Mowat — Dian Fossey, American zoologist


Among stone giants: the life of Katherine Routledge and her remarkable expedition to Easter Island by Jo Anne Van Tilburg ; foreword by Andrew Tatham — Katherine Routledge, archeologist & Easter Island specialist


Rosalind Franklin: the dark lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox — Rosalind Franklin, molecular biologist & biophysicist


Jane Goodall: the woman who redefined man by Dale Peterson — Jane Goodall, anthropologist & primatologist


Grace Hopper and the invention of the information age by Kurt Beyer — Grace Hopper, pioneering computer scientist


Love, life, and elephants: an African love story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick — Daphne Sheldrick, wildlife conservationist


West with the night by Beryl Markham — Beryl Markham, aviator & the first woman to fly solo east-to-west across the Atlantic Ocean


Patently female: from AZT to TV dinners: stories of women inventors and their breakthrough ideas by Ethlie Ann Vare and Greg Ptacek


Amelia Earhart's daughters: the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age by Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey


Almost heaven: the story of women in space by Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles


Notable women in mathematics: a biographical dictionary by edited by Charlene Morrow and Teri Perl