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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 21 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines by Henrietta Heald
    Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines - by Henrietta Heald

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783526604 | ISBN 10: 1783526602

    'Women have won their political independence. Now is the time for them to achieve their economic freedom too.'   This was the great rallying cry of the pioneers who, in 1919, created the Women's Engineering Society. Spearheaded by Katharine an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charles and Ada: The Computer
    Charles and Ada: The Computer's Most Passionate Partnership - by James Essinger

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780750990950 | ISBN 10: 0750990953

    The partnership of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace was one that would change science forever.  They were an unlikely pair – one the professor son of a banker, the other the only child of an acclaimed poet and a social-reforming mathematician ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wally Funk
    Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer - by Sue Nelson

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781908906380 | ISBN 10: 1908906383

    THE BIOGRAPHY OF WALLY FUNK, AS SEEN IN THE ACCLAIMED MAJOR NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY MERCURY 13.  In 1961, Wally Funk was the youngest of thirteen American female pilots in the Woman in Space programme. Her mission was to become one of the first women a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
    Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - by Caroline Criado Perez

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784741723 | ISBN 10: 1784741728

    THE #3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.   Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car acc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans
    Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World - by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans

    £13.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472137432 | ISBN 10: 1472137434

    Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play by Meagan Marie
    Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play - by Meagan Marie

    £16.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780744019537 | ISBN 10: 0744019532

    Take a celebratory look at accomplished women in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to cosplayers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the industry, women who disrupted ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Lab of One
    A Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War - by Patricia Fara

    £18.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780198794981 | ISBN 10: 0198794983

    Many extraordinary female scientists, doctors, and engineers tasted independence and responsibility for the first time during the First World War. How did this happen? Patricia Fara reveals how suffragists, such as Virginia Woolf's sister, Ray Strach ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng
    Forgotten Women: The Scientists - by Zing Tsjeng

    £15.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781844039838 | ISBN 10: 1844039838

    Putting 48 pioneering and innovative female scientists firmly back on the modern map.  The women who shaped and were erased from our history.   The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows It by Angela Saini
    Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows It - by Angela Saini

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008172039 | ISBN 10: 000817203x

    From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.  Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psych ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
    The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars - by Dava Sobel

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780007548200 | ISBN 10: 0007548206

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science.  Before they even had the right to vote, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as Human ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
    Lab Girl - by Hope Jahren

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349006208 | ISBN 10: 0349006202

    A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that casts a whole new light on the natural world.   Lab Girl is a book about work and about ... more

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  • Cover image of book Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel
    Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition - by Claire Brock

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785781667 | ISBN 10: 1785781669

    Having escaped domestic servitude in Germany by teaching herself to sing, and established a career in England, Caroline Herschel learned astronomy while helping her brother William, then Astronomer Royal.   Soon making scientific discoveries i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
    Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race - by Margot Lee Shetterly

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780008201326 | ISBN 10: 0008201323

    The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller  Now a major motion picture. Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.  Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ada
    Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers - by James Essinger

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783340712 | ISBN 10: 1783340711

    Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named Ada, after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua
    The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer - by Sydney Padua

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141981536 | ISBN 10: 0141981539

    In The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious set of adventures.  Meet two of Victorian London's greatest geniuses... Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
    Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World - by Rachel Ignotofsky

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781607749769 | ISBN 10: 1607749769

    A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.  Full of striking ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - by Rebecca Skloot

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780330533447 | ISBN 10: 0330533444

    The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever... Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without h ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist
    My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey - by Jill Bolte Taylor

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340980507 | ISBN 10: 0340980508

    Jill Bolte Taylor experienced a massive stroke aged 37 when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A brain scientist by profession, she was in the rare position of being able to observe her own mind completely deteriorate to the point ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rosalind Franklin; The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox
    Rosalind Franklin; The Dark Lady of DNA - by Brenda Maddox

    £10.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780006552116 | ISBN 10: 0006552110

    Although Rosalind Franklin took the crucial photograph of DNA revealing its double helix structure, her work was overlooked when, four years after her death, three men Maurice Wilkins of King's College London, Francis Crick of the Cavendish Laborat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
    Gorillas in the Mist - by Dian Fossey

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780753811412 | ISBN 10: 0753811413

    For thirteen years Dian Fossey lived and worked with Uncle Bert, Flossie, Beethoven, Pantsy and Digit in the remote rain forests of the volcanic Virunga Mountains in Africa, establishing an unprecedented relationship with these shy and affectionate b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology by Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor and Brian Uzzi
    Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology - by Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor and Brian Uzzi

    £35.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780521787383 | ISBN 10: 0521787386

    Why are there so few women scientists?Persisting questions between women's and men's experiences in science make this question as relevant today as it ever was. This book sets out to answer this question, and to propose solutions for the future. Ba ... more

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