Mothers of Invention: From the Bra to the Bomb : Forgotten Women & Their Unforgettable Ideas

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Morrow, 1988 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages
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History is full of women inventors who have either been overlooked or cheated out of their due. Here is the first book to compile a list of inventions and discoveries by women. Includes biographies of some remarkable--and many quite ordinary--women who made a difference in the way we live. Photos.

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Mothers of invention: from the bra to the bomb: forgotten women & their unforgettable ideas

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This fascinating volume will find a place in the browsing sections of both adult and YA collections. As the authors point out, most publications about inventors and inventions are all-male in their ... Read full review


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Vare is a journalist and screenwriter who lectures frequently at colleges and universities around the United States.

Ptacek has written for many health publications.

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