Download The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists by Gabriella Bernardi PDF

By Gabriella Bernardi

Taking concept from Siv Cedering’s poem within the type of a fictional letter from Caroline Herschel that refers to “my lengthy, misplaced sisters, forgotten within the books that checklist our science”, this e-book tells the lives of twenty-five woman scientists, with particular consciousness to astronomers and mathematicians. all the provided biographies is equipped as a type of "personal file" which units the biographee’s lifestyles in its old context, files her major works, highlights a few curious proof, and documents citations approximately her. the chosen figures are one of the such a lot consultant of this missed international, together with such luminaries as Hypatia of Alexandra, Hildegard of Bingen, Elisabetha Hevelius, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. They span a interval of approximately 4000 years, from En HeduAnna, the Akkadian princess, who was once one of many first famous girl astronomers, to the sunrise of the period of contemporary astronomy with Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville. The publication can be of curiosity to all who desire to research extra in regards to the ladies from antiquity to the 19th century who performed such key roles within the heritage of astronomy and technological know-how regardless of residing and dealing in principally male-dominated worlds.

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Download A to Z of American Indian Women by Liz Sonneborn PDF

By Liz Sonneborn

From the beginnings of eu colonization of North the United States, the importance of yankee Indian girls has frequently been missed or misrepresented. Many historians have undermined the significance and achievements of ladies in American Indian societies, leaving the lives and contributions of many vital American Indian ladies within the shadows of background. "A to Z of yankee Indian ladies, Revised variation" profiles 152 American Indian ladies who've had an effect on American Indian society and the realm at huge. This quantity dispels well known myths and introduces the reader to various ladies whose tales have frequently remained untold formerly. one of the profiles integrated are these of activists, educators, artists, musicians, physicians, politicians, legal professionals, and a variety of different professions and careers. offering tales of ladies from all areas of North the United States, in addition to from an enormous array of tribes, this revised quantity offers those ladies their right acclaim, and brings each one profile as much as the current. greater than 60 photos through the e-book depict the ladies profiled, and an up-to-date bibliography presents listings of books and sites approximately American Indians in most cases, in addition to particular assets approximately American Indian ladies. One topic index permits the reader to look via such actions as "essayist" and "medicine woman." extra topic indexes set up participants via tribes akin to Inuit and Omaha, and through the period they have been born. New profiles contain: SuAnne mammoth Crow: a Lakota Sioux athlete whose brief lifestyles was once a part of Ian Frazier's at the Rez; Sandra Lovelace Nicholas: a Maliseet activist and flesh presser who fights for the rights of Canada's First international locations humans; and, Mary G. Ross: the 1st identified American Indian girl engineer

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Download Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling PDF

By Mindy Kaling

From the writer of the cherished New York Times bestselling booklet Is every person striking Out with out Me? and the author and famous person of The Mindy Project comes a suite of essays which are as hilarious and insightful as they're deeply personal.

In Why no longer Me?, Kaling stocks her ongoing trip to discover contentment and pleasure in her grownup existence, even if it's falling in love at paintings, looking new friendships in lonely areas, trying to be the 1st individual in historical past to drop some weight with none habit amendment whatever, or most crucial, believing that you've a spot in Hollywood while you're continuously reminded that not anyone seems like you.

In "How to seem astounding: A Starlet's Confessions," Kaling supplies her tongue-in-cheek secrets and techniques for surefire on-camera good looks, ("Your common hair colour can be acceptable to your dermis tone, yet this isn't the land of appropriate—this is Hollywood, baby. Out the following, a dark-skinned woman's conventional hair colour is honey blonde.") "Player" tells the tale of Kaling being seduced and dumped by way of a feminine pal in L.A. ("I were changed through a more youthful version. And now they'd matching bangs.") In "Unlikely major Lady," she muses on America's fixation with the load of actresses, ("Most girls we see onscreen are both so skinny that they're strolling clavicles or so large that their simply scenes contain them breaking furniture.") And in "Soup Snakes," Kaling spills a few secrets and techniques on her courting along with her ex-boyfriend and shut buddy, B.J. Novak ("I will freely admit: my dating with B.J. Novak is bizarre as hell.")

Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her moment coming-of-age right into a laugh-out-loud humorous choice of essays that anybody who's ever been at a turning aspect of their existence or occupation can relate to. and people who've by no means been at a turning aspect can bypass to the elements the place she talks approximately assembly Bradley Cooper.

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Download Women Filmmakers of the African and Asian Diaspora: by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster PDF

By Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Black girls filmmakers not just deserve an viewers, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster asserts, however it can be crucial that their voices be heard as they fight opposed to Hollywood’s buildings of spectatorship, possession, and the inventive and distribution features of filmmaking.

Foster offers a voice for Black and Asian ladies within the first precise exam of the works of six modern Black and Asian girls filmmakers. She additionally incorporates a distinctive advent and a bankruptcy entitled "Other Voices," documenting the paintings of alternative Black and Asian filmmakers.

Foster analyzes the foremost movies of Zeinabu irene Davis, "one of an increasing number of self sufficient Black girls filmmakers who're actively developing [in the phrases of bell hooks] ‘an oppositional gaze’"; British filmmaker Ngozi Onwurah and Julie sprint, filmmakers operating with time and area; Pratibha Parmar, a Kenyan/Indian-born British Black filmmaker considering problems with illustration, id; cultural displacement, lesbianism, and racial identification; Trinh T. Minh-ha, a Vietnamese-born artist who revolutionized documentary filmmaking by way of displacing the "voyeuristic gaze of the ethnographic documentary filmmaker"; and Mira Nair, a Black Indian girl who concentrates on interracial identity.

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Download Sophie Scholl: The Real Story of the Woman who Defied Hitler by Frank McDonough PDF

By Frank McDonough

EISBN-13: 978-0-7524-6246-2

On February 22, 1943, 3 scholars from the White Rose, a small underground resistance move, have been performed via guillotine. certainly one of them was once a 21-year-old Munich collage scholar named Sophie Scholl, who had courageously fought opposed to Nazi tyranny, now not with bullets or bombs yet with phrases, revealed in leaflets, that proclaimed a passionate wish to dwell in a unfastened and democratic society. Her courageous and principled stand made her a legend in Germany. Drawing on a large choice of unique records from German records, this tale additionally comprises her letters and diaries, Gestapo interrogation records, courtroom files, and particular interviews, so much particularly with Elisabeth Hartnagel, Sophie’s sister and simply dwelling friend. This biography presents a surprising but inspirational tale in regards to the extraordinary lifetime of this German heroine, a modern day icon who defied Hitler and who was once completed for her ideals.

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