The Resource Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly, (electronic resource)

Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly, (electronic resource)

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Hidden Figures
Title
Hidden Figures
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Margot Lee Shetterly
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eng
Summary
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future
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Shetterly, Margot Lee
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fiction
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  • Miles, Robin
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  • History
  • Science
  • Sociology
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Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly, (electronic resource)
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stereophonic
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online
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9780062472076
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sound
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digital recording
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EB42AFA0-984E-41CD-9FD5-9A76AA215DA2
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  • 1242865
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Label
Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062472076
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
EB42AFA0-984E-41CD-9FD5-9A76AA215DA2
System control number
  • 1242865
  • 1242865
  • 1242865
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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