By Kendall Haven
Think operating in the course of the Peruvian rain wooded area, amid panthers, pit vipers, spiders, and slugs-in the pitch black of evening. Or peering over the sting of a dwell volcano, attempting to gather medical facts as you develop into engulfed in hissing sulfur fumes and emerging gasoline. Or status at the backside of the sea, taking notes as a twenty-five foot lengthy nice white shark slowly circles round you. technology isn't just a dynamic and important region of analysis, it could possibly even be enormously exciting-for males, and for girls. listed here are the exciting tales of fifty woman scientists who've confronted daunting demanding situations within the box, within the technology lab, or even within the academy. you can find representatives from actual, earth, and existence science-from rain wooded area ecologists, volcanologists, marine biologists, and archeologists to chemists, physicists, and crystallographers. short profiles of those attention-grabbing girls are by means of fascinating vignettes approximately their work-their passions, their struggles, and their accomplishments. dialogue questions and references for additional examine also are incorporated. This informative and action-packed assortment is meant to encourage and instruct-and to inspire younger women (and younger males) to pursue technological know-how as a box of analysis and occupation. it is a nice source for reviews and study research, and educators can use the tales to release technology devices, or as supplementary analyzing to augment the technology curriculum. Grades 4-9 (and above).