Talentos ocultas (Hidden Figures)

El sueño americano y la historia jamás contada de las mujeres matemáticas afroamericanas que ayudaron a ganar la carrera espacial (The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematic

The true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA in the turbulent 1950’s.

By Margot Lee Shetterly Read by Hayley Cresswell African American / History - United States / Nonfiction / Science Spanish, Unabridged 12h 52m Sell Sheet
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10 Audio CDs February 28, 2017 $49.99 $39.99 9781520070711 Add to Cart
							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. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, the labor shortages of World War II gave these overlooked math whizzes a shot at jobs worthy of their skills. 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 the four African-American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes.

"Much as Tom Wolfe did in 'The Right Stuff', Shetterly moves gracefully between the women’s lives and the broader sweep of history...Shetterly, who grew up in Hampton, blends impressive research with an enormous amount of heart in telling these stories..." - Boston Globe

"Restoring the truth about individuals who were at once black, women and astounding mathematicians, in a world that was constructed to stymie them at every step, is no easy task. Shetterly does it with the depth and detail of a skilled historian and the narrative aplomb of a masterful storyteller." - Bookreporter.com

"Meticulous…the depth and detail that are the book’s strength make it an effective, fact-based rudder with which would-be scientists and their allies can stabilize their flights of fancy. This hardworking, earnest book is the perfect foil for the glamour still to come." - Seattle Times