Women of Steel and Stone

Women of Steel and Stone

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a€œWhat caused a few women to counter the trends and choose these professions? What difficulties did they face in fields so new to them? And did the influences that marked their early histories reveal themselves in their work and careers? Anna Lewisa€™s book raises these questions, central for young people considering the future.a€ a€”Denise Scott Brown, cofounder of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates Women of Steel and Stone tells the stories of 22 determined women who helped build the world we live in. Thoroughly researched and engaging profiles describe these buildersa€™ and designersa€™ strengths, passions, and interests as they were growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Inspiring a new generation of girls who are increasingly encouraged to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and professions, the biographies stress work, perseverance, creativity, and overcoming challenges and obstacles. Set against the backdrop of landmark events such as the womena€™s suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, the industrial revolution, and more, the profiles offer not only important historical context but also a look at some of the celebrated architects and engineers working today. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study. Anna M. Lewis is an award-winning toy inventor and creativity advocate. Her company, Ideasplash, promotes child creativity through her writing, websites, and classes and presentations in schools. She has contributed to Appleseeds, Odyssey, and Toy Design Monthly and currently teaches for Young Rembrandts, an afterschool art program, as well as classes on cartooning, game design, arts and crafts, monster making, and painting.Money, Manure aamp; Maintenance: Ingredients for Successful Gardens of Marian Coffin, Pioneer Landscape Architect, 1876a€“1957. Weston, MA: ... Guardian ( London), October 8, 2006. ... Women Trailblazers ofCalifornia: Pioneers to the Present.

Title:Women of Steel and Stone
Author:Anna Lewis
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2014-01-01


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