31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Great examples of practical inventions done by women,
This review is from: Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women (Paperback)
I was expecting to read about Maria Curie or Lisa Meitner. Instead it was a book about seems ordinary women (and girls!) who contributed in very practical fields like inventing windshield wipers, snugli, computer compilers or chocolate chip cookies.
The book explains well that women had to go through much more hardship than men to be able to go through the experimental phase of their inventions. For instance Patsy O. Sherman who invented the Scotchguard was not even allowed in the textile mills.... to supervise the product production.