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Rachel Swaby

Rachel Swaby is the author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World. A freelance journalist, Swaby has written for Runner’s World, Wired, The Atlantic, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.
 
Visit her at rachelswaby.com and follow @rachelswaby on Twitter.

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Headstrong
Written by Rachel Swaby
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | April 2015
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-44679-1 (0-553-44679-7)

Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists.

In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second...

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Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World
Written by Rachel Swaby
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2016
$15.99/21.99(Canada) | 978-0-399-55396-7 (0-399-55396-7)

Florence Nightingale. Sally Ride. Ada Lovelace. These names and others are etched in history and included here as part of an awe-inspiring collection of profiles of thirty-three of the most influential women in science—women whose vision, creativity, passion, and dedication have changed the world.

Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who...

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