The Resource Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly

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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Title
Hidden figures
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the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Statement of responsibility
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
  • 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.--
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adapted from publisher website
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TEFMT
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Shetterly, Margot Lee
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510.92/520973
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not applicable
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other
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Read by Robin Miles
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Miles, Robin
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  • United States
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American mathematicians
  • Space race
  • African American women
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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
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Unabridged
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unknown
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 645 min., [10 3/4 hours])
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062667168
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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  • s
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9780062667168
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CD audio, digital
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ZPc2sm
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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(OCoLC)956882140
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 645 min., [10 3/4 hours])
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062667168
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062667168
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc2sm
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)956882140
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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