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“The exhibition celebrates [women scientists’] accomplishments, and makes it plain that they are all the more extraordinary given the deeply entrenched biases they had to overcome. There were parents who thought it improper or wasteful to educate girls; universities and professional societies that would not admit women; employers who either would not hire them or would not pay a fair wage. But there were also mentors and champions who opened doors and gave credit where it was due.” —New York Times review of the Grolier Club exhibition that forms the basis of this book



"The sixteen heroines of these pages dared their way to discovery. In her recounting of their achievements, Pendred Noyce assures the new generation of STEM-empowered girls that women have a history in science as well as a future." —Dava Sobel, author, LongitudeGalileo's DaughterA More Perfect Heaven


“A wonderful collection of stories . . . The author provided explanation and context of both a scientific and a geopolitical nature. I hope the author will keep the stories coming.” —Shirley Malcolm, head of Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science

About the Author

Pendred E. Noyce is a physician, an advocate for science education, and a mother of five. She has helped lead National Science Foundation education projects and helps run a foundation dedicated to math and science education. Her past books for children include the award-winning Lexicon series and several Galactic Academy of Science adventures with inset minibiographies of scientists. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1160 (What's this?)
  • Series: Magnificent Minds
  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Tumblehome Learning, Inc. (March 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989792471
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989792479
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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It takes a little while for this book to get going -- the first 3 or 4 biographical sketches are about women so early in scientific history that there's not a whole lot of info about their lives and their science is incomplete (historical), so it's not included in great detail. But it warms up after that. The last few are very good, with excellent stories and better science.

This is a visual book, laid out like a magazine. There are breakout boxes to explain historical contexts or scientific ideas. There are quote boxes. Lots of pictures. The language is very simple. I'm terrible at guessing these things, but I would say it's about a 7th or 8th grade level book. In any case it should be a straightforward, interesting read for young people (either male or female) interested in science. That being said, it is more of a history book than a science book. Just the intro to the science is included. But knowing about their lives is important. Very enjoyable, easy read.
I got a free copy of an early ebook version of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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"Why has woman passion, intellect, moral activity--these three--and a place in society where no one of the three can be exercised?" Florence Nightingale in "Cassandra"

Florence Nightingale conjurers up an image of a compassionate woman tenderly caring for war wounded men. She is remembered as a nurse--a role consistent with social expectations of women as mothers and nurturers. We may know that she revolutionized hospital care and inspired the founding of the Red Cross, but how many of us know that she loved mathematics and employed statistics in her research and created pie charts for her reports? Or that 'Crimean fever' left her in extreme pain and often bedridden while she continued her crusade? Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing based on evidence and experience--and mathematics.

Nightingale was selfless and devout, like the Victorian model of womanhood. But her brilliant mind and willingness to go into the filth and gore of the battlefield and hospital instead of expected marriage and motherhood set her apart as a 'remarkable woman'.

Pendred Noyce's book Magnificent Minds:16 Remarkable Women in Science & Medicine considers women from across history whose curiosity drove them to achieve important advances in physics, astronomy, chemistry and medicine.

The book is beautifully presented with an historical time-line for each woman, a concise biography including both her private life and career, illustrations, and side bar explanations. The achievements of each woman is understandably presented in context of their time and from a historical perspective.
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I enjoyed this book (that I received for free as an advanced reader copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review). Author Pendred E. Noyce did a great job of showing the struggles 16 women went through in order to do their science. Noyce also successfully showed the women's places in chronology through the use of timelines. She also expanded on some of the science, but this is definitely not a book about science; it is about the women, who despite the obstacles, made great contributions to science. A companion volume, Remarkable Minds: 16 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine, is due to come out in August 2015. I look forward to seeing whom Noyce will profile in this volume.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in the history of science and for anyone who wants to encourage girls or women to enter STEM fields. I also strongly recommend Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA (who is not included in this book) by Brenda Maddox and Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life by Georgina Ferry (who is included in the book).
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Magnificent Minds is a thoughtful and beautiful book that anyone interested in the history of science will want to read. Author Pendred Noyce’s writing is lively and compelling. She chronicles the lives and achievements of women who made important contributions in science and medicine, often in spite of enormous barriers placed in the paths of their education and careers. Noyce is a medical doctor herself, clearly at ease with complex science, and she describes the accomplishments of the 16 women she portrays in terms that are accessible to readers both young and old. I can’t wait to read the companion volume, Remarkable Minds, when it comes out this summer. I am proud to have played a small part in moving this project forward.
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Sixteen women in science and medicine overcame the hurdles placed in front of them and made significant contributions. The women in this book cover four centuries and eight countries over three continents Five of these women never married, but the eleven others did. marry. There also was romantic scandal. The individual biographies show a historical chart of the time that woman lived.

The biographies of these women are inspiring and interesting to read. It shows how women were able to overcome prejudices beliefs that kept many women in the home. I wished that every girl gets to read this and even boys "as needed."

Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book free from the author/publisher from Netgalley. I was not obliged to write a favorable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.
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