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9781462068678

A Thesaurus of Women: From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones

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    9781462068678

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    1462068677

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-02-15
  • Publisher: Author Solutions
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A Thesaurus of Women: From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones offers a social presentation of history linking places with the unfamiliar female faces traced to their creation. The places, both of long ago and today, are familiar, famous, and global. This collection unmasks the hidden faces of the real women linked to Lady Liberty, Lady Godiva, greenspace, outer space, refrigeration, relativity, a bus boycott, computer language, and more. Mysteries of her histories are hacked open for you to learn of the women linked to the DNA in your body, OSHA in your workplace, Social Security in your future, a bridge in Brooklyn, the Civil Rights March in Washington, cherry blossoms in DC, and the cell phone in your hand. A Thesaurus of Women seeks to provide expansive information in a minimal amount of time in respect to our busy lifestyles. With complete citations for further reference, this is the perfect historical teaser for those who want to build a base knowledge of women's roles in the de?ning moments and discoveries of history as well as those who want to stay sharp on what they already know. From politics to athletics, from Wall Street to Hollywood, women have been vital, if unrecognized, pioneers and innovators throughout history. Learn some of their stories in A Thesaurus of Women From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones.

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Q: WHO was convinced her 1890 environmental plan to plant cherry blossom trees would curb disease in as well as beautify Washington, D.C., though it took her 24 years to convince the District's political powers? Q: WHOSE X-ray diffraction photograph depicting the double helix DNA molecule was stolen by one of her three male lab mates who, without her, shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for their DNA model? Q: WHO won two 1964 Olympic gold medals in swimming, but was not able to obtain a college athletic scholarship upon her return to the United States because none existed-for women? Q: WHO printed 52,000 flyers the night Rosa Parks was arrested starting the Montgomery bus boycott which desegregated busses all across the South, East, North and West and ignited the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Q: WHO developed temperatures for packaging and preserving foods to keep them free from contamination, developed refrigerated railroad cars, kitchen and commercial refrigerator-freezers, and deigned the egg carton? Q: WHO charted the astronomical skies and calculated star distances that enabled Edwin Hubble and others to make discoveries that dramatically changed our view of our galaxy? Q: WHO became the virtual "man on the job" of the Brooklyn Bridge construction project, but didn't have the title of chief engineer? Q: WHO suffered demands for her resignation as the first female U.S. cabinet member, but was the chief architect of the Social Security Act? Q: WHO patented frequency hopping, the basic technology of all wireless communications as in cell phones, but in the 1940s, folks were more interested in her beauty not her brains? Q: WHO etc., etc., etc. A: She DID! Read A Thesaurus of Women From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones and CountHerhistory:)

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