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Hidden Figures - The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race (Paperback) Loot Price: R187
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Hidden Figures - The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race (Paperback): Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures - The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race (Paperback)

Margot Lee Shetterly

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Set amid the civil rights movement, this is the true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program.

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as 'Human Computers', calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these 'coloured computers' used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, 'Hidden Figures' interweaves a rich history of mankind's greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.

General

Imprint: William Collins Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2016
Authors: Margot Lee Shetterly
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-820132-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
LSN: 0-00-820132-3
Barcode: 9780008201326

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