Women of steel and stone :22 inspirational architects, engineers, and landscape designers /Anna M. Lewis.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-311090

Description

264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm, "Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set against the backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original interviews from a number of current architects and engineers, this book provides inspiration and advice directly to young women by highlighting positive examples of how a strong work ethic, perseverance, and creativity can overcome life's obstacles. Each profile focuses on the strengths, passions, and interests each woman had growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study"-- Provided by publisher.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Women architects
Women engineers
Women landscape architects
Women Vocational guidance
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Architecture.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women.
Women architects.
Women engineers.
Women landscape architects.
Women Vocational guidance.

Originator

Lewis, Anna M.

Publisher Series

Women of action
Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)

Description

264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set against the backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original interviews from a number of current architects and engineers, this book provides inspiration and advice directly to young women by highlighting positive examples of how a strong work ethic, perseverance, and creativity can overcome life's obstacles. Each profile focuses on the strengths, passions, and interests each woman had growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study"-- Provided by publisher.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-247) and index.

ISBN

9781613745083 (hardback)
1613745087 (hardback)

Call Number

Stacks NA1997.L49 2014

Material Type

Biography Juvenile literature.
Juvenile literature.

Edition

First edition.