Women in Science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world by Rachel Ignotofsky
Fact #1. The history of scientific discovery is a vast sausage fest, layered with facial hair of varying majesty.
Fact #2. Historically, the scientific contributions of the double-X-chromosomed half of humanity have often been disregarded and even discredited in lieu of the chauvinistic status quo.
Fact #3. This book helps set the record straight. And it is delightful, beautiful and interesting. My own personal holy trinity.
You know what? I am going to keep this review short and sweet, because it’s exactly what I found the book to be. I was delightfully surprised by its character, low tolerance threshold for B-S-misogyny, and its gorgeous illustrations. It is inclusive and hits precisely the right mark of amount of information to be enjoyed by adults, children, and everyone in betwixt.
Seriously. How can you not just fall in love with this artwork and honorific presentation?!
Rachel Ignotofsky is an experienced illustrator and crafted everything in the book. The written word and painted picture. I highly recommend all her other scientific illustrations that are available on her website. They are enchantingly informative, gorgeous, and they just fill me with joie- de-vivre.
I just… wow.
In fact, another book by Rachel Ignotofsky entitled I Love Science: A Journal for Self-Discovery and Big Ideas comes on sale March 17th and can be pre-ordered here. I, for one, can’t wait to read it.