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Shetterly, Margot Lee

Overview
Works: 29 works in 204 publications in 13 languages and 9,101 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, led
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Most widely held works about Margot Lee Shetterly
 
Most widely held works by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly( Book )

46 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Publisher's description
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space by Margot Lee Shetterly( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America's fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these "computers," personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America's greatest adventure and NASA's groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world -- and whose lives show how out of one of America's most painful histories came one of its proudest moments
Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- )
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly( Recording )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America₂s greatest achievements in space
Talentos ocultos : el libro que inspiró la película de Twentieth Century Fox basada en la verdadera historia real jamás contada by Margot Lee Shetterly( Book )

40 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America's fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these "computers," personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America's greatest adventure and NASA's groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world -- and whose lives show how out of one of America's most painful histories came one of its proudest moments
Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race] by Margot Lee Shetterly( Recording )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space by Margot Lee Shetterly( Recording )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA, whose calculations helped fuel some of the United States' greatest achievements in space
Hidden figures by Theodore Melfi( Visual )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het begin van de jaren zestig leveren drie briljante Afro-Amerikaanse vrouwen bij de NASA een grote bijdrage aan de lancering van astronaut John Glenn in de ruimte
Talentos ocultos : el libro que inspiró la película de Twentieth Century Fox by Margot Lee Shetterly( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA during the turbulent 1950s, whose calculations helped fuel some of America₂s greatest achievements in space
Les figures de l'ombre Hidden figures( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in French and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les "ordinateurs de couleur". Tel était le descriptif de poste des mathématiciennes afro-américaines Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson et Christine Darden, employées à la NASA dans les années soixante. Grâce à ces femmes, les États-Unis envoyaient l'astronaute John Glenn en orbite en 1962, dix mois seulement après Youri Gagarine. Pourtant, leurs noms sont restés inconnus du grand public pendant des décennies. Dans une Amérique rongée par la ségrégation raciale, sans compter le sexisme auquel elles devaient faire face, leurs carrières ont été, pour ainsi dire, oblitérées."
Talentos ocultos : la genialidad no tiene color, la fuerza no tiene género, el valor no tiene límite. by Margot Lee Shetterly( )

2 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fenomenal historia de mujeres matemAticas afroAmericanas de la NASA en la vanguardia del movimiento feminista y de derechos civiles, cuyos cAlculos impulsaron uno de los mayores logros espaciales de Estados Unidos. Pronto serA una gran pelIcula protagonizada por Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, y Kevin Costner. Antes de que John Glenn girara en Orbita alrededor de la Tierra, o Neil Armstrong caminara en la luna, un grupo de mujeres profesionales en el Area de las matemAticas conocidas como <computadoras humanas usaron lApices, reglas de cAlculo, mAquinas de sumar para escribir las ecuaciones base para el lanzamiento de cohetes y astronautas al espacio. Entre ellas se encuentran un grupo de mujeres afroAmericanas excepcionalmente talentosas, algunas de las mentes mAs brillantes de su generaciOn. Originalmente relegadas a enseNar matemAticas en escuelas pUblicas segregadas del sur, fueron llamadas a servir durante la escasez laboral de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando la industria aeronAutica de Estados Unidos se encontraba en extrema necesidad de alguien con conocimientos. Repentinamente, estas profesionales tenIan acceso a un empleo digno de sus habilidades y respondieron al llamado del TIo Sam, se mudaron a Hampton, Virginia, y al fascinante mundo del Laboratorio aeronAutico Langley Memorial. A pesar de que las leyes Jim Crow de Virginia les obligaba a estar separadas de sus homOlogos blancos, el grupo de mujeres afroAmericanas <Computadoras del oeste ayudO a Estados Unidos a alcanzar una de las metas mAs deseadas: una victoria decisiva sobre la UniOn SoviEtica durante la Guerra FrIa, y el dominio completo de los cielos. Iniciando en la Segunda Guerra Mundial y hasta la Guerra FrIa, el Movimiento de los derechos civiles y la carrera espacial, Figuras ocultas entrelaza las historias de Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson y Christine Darden, cuatro mujeres afroAmericanas que participaron en algunos de los mayores Exitos de la NASA. Es la crOnica de sus carreras a lo largo de casi tres dEcadas en las que enfrentaron desafIos, alianzas y utilizaron su intelecto para cambiar sus vidas y el futuro de su paIs
Il diritto di contare by Margot Lee Shetterly( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden figures : bogen som inspirerede filmen fra Twentieth Century Fox by Margot Lee Shetterly( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Danish and Norwegian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien om fire afroamerikanske, kvindelige matematikere, der i et raceopdelt USA, alligevel bliver en vigtig del af NASA's rumfartsprogram: Dorothy Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Johnson (f. 1918) og Christine Darden (f. 1942)
Hidden figures Unerkannte Heldinnen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les Figures de l'ombre relate l'incroyable récit authentique de Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) et Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), trois brillantes Afro-Américaines travaillant pour la NASA à l'élaboration du lancement en orbite de l'astronaute John Glenn, un moment décisif et époustouflant dans la course à l'espace. Le trio visionnaire affronta le racisme et le sexisme de l'époque, et ses actions inspirèrent les générations futures."--Conteneur
Hidden figures - unerkannte heldinnen - afroamerikanische mathematikerinnen in der nasa by Margot Lee Shetterly( )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden figures : large print book discussion kit by Margot Lee Shetterly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Les figures de l'ombre le rêve américain et l'histoire inédite des mathématiciennes noires qui ont aidé les États-Unis à remporter la course spatiale by Margot Lee Shetterly( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talentos ocultos La genialidad no tiene color. La fuerza no tiene g©♭nero. El valor no tiene l©Ưmite by Margot Lee Shetterly( )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Esta es la verdadera historia, nunca antes contada, de las mujeres afroamericanas de la NASA expertas en matem©Łticas, que desempe©łaron un papel crucial en el programa espacial de Estados Unidos, y cuyas contribuciones han permanecido an©đnimas... hasta ahora.La fenomenal historia de mujeres matem©Łticas afroamericanas de la NASA en la vanguardia del movimiento feminista y de derechos civiles, cuyos c©Łlculos impulsaron uno de los mayores logros espaciales de Estados Unidos. Ahora una gran pel©Ưcula protagonizada por Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, y Kevin Costner.Antes de que John Glenn girara en ©đrbita alrededor de la Tierra, o Neil Armstrong caminara en la luna, un grupo de mujeres profesionales en el ©Łrea de las matem©Łticas conocidas como ℗±computadoras humanas℗ usaron l©Łpices, reglas de c©Łlculo, m©Łquinas de sumar para escribir las ecuaciones base para el lanzamiento de cohetes y astronautas al espacio. Entre ellas se encuentran un grupo de mujeres afroamericanas excepcionalmente talentosas, algunas de las mentes m©Łs brillantes de su generaci©đn. Originalmente relegadas a ense©łar matem©Łticas en escuelas p©ðblicas segregadas del sur, fueron llamadas a servir durante la escasez laboral de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando la industria aeron©Łutica de Estados Unidos se encontraba en extrema necesidad de alguien con conocimientos.Repentinamente, estas profesionales ten©Ưan acceso a un empleo digno de sus habilidades y respondieron al llamado del T©Ưo Sam, se mudaron a Hampton, Virginia, y al fascinante mundo del Laboratorio Aeron©Łutico Langley Memorial. A pesar de que las leyes Jim Crow de Virginia les obligaba a estar separadas de sus hom©đlogos blancos, el grupo de mujeres afroamericanas ℗±Computadoras del oeste℗ ayud©đ a Estados Unidos a alcanzar una de las metas m©Łs deseadas: una victoria decisiva sobre la Uni©đn Sovi©♭tica durante la Guerra Fr©Ưa, y el dominio completo de los cielos.Iniciando en la Segunda Guerra Mundial y hasta la Guerra Fr©Ưa, el Movimiento de los derechos civiles y la carrera espacial, Figuras ocultas entrelaza las historias de Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson y Christine Darden, cuatro mujeres afroamericanas que participaron en algunos de los mayores ©♭xitos de la NASA. Es la cr©đnica de sus carreras a lo largo de casi tres d©♭cadas en las que enfrentaron desaf©Ưos, alianzas y utilizaron su intelecto para cambiar sus vidas y el futuro de su pa©Ưs
DIRITTO DI CONTARE COPERTINA RIGIDA by Margot Lee Shetterly( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nautilus : Fakes, Heroes, Nov/Dec 2016( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fake is a concept on the rise. The percentage of scientific papers retracted for fraud or error increased for three decades starting in the early 1970s. There are seven '80s movies and series in the Internet Movie Database with the keyword "fake" attached to them. That number rises to 14 in the '90s, and 52 in the aughts. Google's n-gram shows that the word "fake" appeared 10 times more frequently in published books in the year 2000 than a century earlier. If we are more concerned than ever with fakes, it might be because it's easier than ever to manufacture them. From fake diamonds to fake journals, we inhabit a space created by technology, complexity, and a fracturing of authority, and spend plenty of time making stuff up. That's not all bad. As we'll see in this issue, fakes can be useful. And they make a great filter. After all, what's left over after we've faked everything we can? Probably something very real. Welcome to "Fakes."
 
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Lee Shetterly, Margot

Lee Shetterly, Margot 1969-

Margot Lee Shetterly American nonfiction writer

Margot Lee Shetterly amerikansk sakprosaforfatter

Margot Lee Shetterly écrivaine américaine

Margot Lee Shetterly schrijfster uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

Margot Lee Shetterly US-amerikanische Sachbuchautorin

Shetterly Margot Lee

Shetterly, Margot Lee, 1969-

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