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Women Invent!: Two Centuries of Discoveries That Have Shaped Our World Paperback – Oct 1 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1st edition (Oct. 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556523173
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556523175
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,165,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The inspiring stories of female inventors in this book take readers on a . . . journey through the process of inventing." -- Learning

About the Author

Susan Casey is the editor in chief of "O, The Oprah Magazine". She was previously the editor in chief of "Sports Illustrated Women "and an editor at large for Time Inc.'s 180 magazine titles. She also served as the creative director of "Outside" magazine where, with editor Mark Bryant, she led the magazine to three consecutive, history-making National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. At "Outside" she was part of the editorial team that developed the stories behind "Into Thin Air" and "The Perfect Storm". Her writing has appeared in "Esquire, Time, Fortune", and "Sports Illustrated". She is the author of "The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean", and "Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins". She lives in New York City.

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I'm midway through Susan Casey's book, "Women Invent!" and I just love it. It's very inspiring to read these tales of how many cool and practical inventions were brought to us by women. The book has loads of info. and a great, accessible writing style that doesn't talk down to the reader. As a smart adult, I found myself really enjoying it--and my husband's been reading it too, and really loving it. It's definitely not just for kids, although kids would find it super-inspiring. Honestly, I wish I'd been exposed to this material as a student myself. It would have given me a lot more vision for how women have contributed to society in a field (science and things mechanical) which we don't traditionally associate with women's accomplishments. Great book; I hope there'll be others by the same author.
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Susan Casey's book "Women Invent!" is a lively parade of women and girls who solved problems and shared those solutions. Besides the stories behind many inventions, the book explains the process of patenting an invention and includes a dandy resource guide. I found the book to be entertaining reading as well as inspirational, causing me to think about ways to make life easier and to wonder if I have an invention to share. Best of all, I enjoyed reading "Women Invent!" Although aimed a young readers, it kept me turning pages. It is great to know the stories of so many inventions. Ordinary objects have come to life. I'll never look at a paper bag or a baby backpack the same way again.
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When I was a girl the age this book was written for -- between ages 9 and 12 -- I devoured every book that existed about the lives of curious girls and powerful women...and then re-read them, because it seemed there were no more than five interesting females in all of history. Where was WOMEN INVENT! then? Susan Casey lets young girls know that women have been asking important questions and inventing revolutionary solutions for centuries! And not just a handful, but a multitude. Thank you, Ms. Casey, for broadening the minds of today's children AND their parents. Thank you for introducing and re-introducing these fascinating stories to a new generation of inventors.
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