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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
Title remainder
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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Language
eng
Summary
A group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" calculated the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among the group were 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
Summary
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Adults, 2017.
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10504426
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NOV
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Lee Shetterly, Margot
Dewey number
510.92/520973
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
QA27.5
LC item number
.L44 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
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Read by Robin Miles
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Miles, Robin
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True
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  • United States
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • African American mathematicians
  • Space race
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adult
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not applicable
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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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Compact disc
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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
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20850994
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hours, 45 minutes)
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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
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062667168
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digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(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
Compact disc
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
Control code
20850994
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hours, 45 minutes)
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
digital, CD audio
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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