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Women of Steel and Stone : 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers

By: Lewis, Anna M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women of Action: Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (274 p.).ISBN: 9781613745090.Subject(s): Women -- Vocational guidance -- Juvenile literature | Women architects -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women engineers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women landscape architects -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women of Steel and Stone : 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape DesignersDDC classification: 720.9252 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents ; Introduction; Part One: Architects; Louise Bethune: Paving the Way; Anna Wagner Keichline: Brick by Brick; Julia Morgan: She Built a Castle; Marion Mahony Griffin: Frank's Right-Hand Man; Norma Merrick Sklarek: The Rosa Parks of Architecture; Denise Scott Brown: Husband-and-Wife Design Team; Natalie de Blois: Builder of Buildings; Zaha Hadid: Contemporary Architecture Star; Marilyn Jordan Taylor: Building the Future; Part Two: Engineers; Emily Warren Roebling: She Built the Bridge
Lillian Moller Gilbreth: The Real Cheaper by the DozenKate Gleason: Concrete Pioneer; Margaret Ingels: Ruler of the Slide Rule; Ruth Gordon Schnapp: Making Buildings Safe; Judith Nitsch: Engineering Girl; Aine Brazil: Building Towers; Part Three : Landscape Architects; Beatrix Farrand: Planting Seeds; Ellen Biddle Shipman: Dean of American Landscape Architecture; Marian Cruger Coffin: Covered All Grounds; Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: The Art of the Possible; Carol R. Johnson: Nature and Culture; Martha Schwartz: Modern Art and Landscape; Acknowledgments; Resources; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Summary: 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.
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Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents ; Introduction; Part One: Architects; Louise Bethune: Paving the Way; Anna Wagner Keichline: Brick by Brick; Julia Morgan: She Built a Castle; Marion Mahony Griffin: Frank's Right-Hand Man; Norma Merrick Sklarek: The Rosa Parks of Architecture; Denise Scott Brown: Husband-and-Wife Design Team; Natalie de Blois: Builder of Buildings; Zaha Hadid: Contemporary Architecture Star; Marilyn Jordan Taylor: Building the Future; Part Two: Engineers; Emily Warren Roebling: She Built the Bridge

Lillian Moller Gilbreth: The Real Cheaper by the DozenKate Gleason: Concrete Pioneer; Margaret Ingels: Ruler of the Slide Rule; Ruth Gordon Schnapp: Making Buildings Safe; Judith Nitsch: Engineering Girl; Aine Brazil: Building Towers; Part Three : Landscape Architects; Beatrix Farrand: Planting Seeds; Ellen Biddle Shipman: Dean of American Landscape Architecture; Marian Cruger Coffin: Covered All Grounds; Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: The Art of the Possible; Carol R. Johnson: Nature and Culture; Martha Schwartz: Modern Art and Landscape; Acknowledgments; Resources; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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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.

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Gr 6-8-These brief portraits provide basic information about the women's backgrounds and their successes. There are many shared features in their stories. Each individual had a passionate interest in building and designing that emerged at an early age, when she was willing to do things most ordinary girls didn't do. They all had strong family support to pursue their interests, but faced resistance in the workplace. Each woman had a firm belief that she could succeed on her own merits and a willingness to work hard to pursue her goals. While these shared features are briefly mentioned in the introduction, and readers can be challenged to find the many parallels among the stories, Lewis does not discuss the impact of race, poverty, and gender on the women's careers. Instead, there is an emphasis on "firsts"-for example, the first woman architect in America (Louise Bethune), the first woman to speak to the American Society of Civil Engineers (Emily Warren Roebling), and the first African American woman architect to be licensed in New York State (Norma Merrick Sklarek). Despite this focus on specifics, readers who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math will find a much-needed, clearly presented history of women in these fields.-Myra Zarnowski, City University of New York (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Anna M. Lewis is an award-winning toy inventor and the owner of Ideasplash, a company that promotes child creativity through writing, websites, and classes and presentations in schools. She is a monthly contributor to the Interesting Nonfiction for Kids blog, and her articles have appeared in Appleseeds magazine, Odyssey magazine, and Toy Design Monthly. She lives in St. Charles, Illinois.

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