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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

作者 : Margot Lee Shetterly

出版社 : William Collins

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定價 : NT 329

售價 : NT329

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阿姆斯壯登陸月球前,一群絕頂聰明的非裔女性數學家,默默將人類太空發展史,推向嶄新的高度!

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早在阿姆斯壯登陸月球前,就有一群美國太空總署(NASA)的無名英雄,默默將人類太空發展史,推向嶄新的高度--她們是被稱之為「人體電腦」的非裔女性數學家,僅僅靠著鉛筆和計算機,算出飛行軌道與火箭發射的公式,將太空人送上太空!

她們原本在種族隔離的公立學校中擔任數學教師,但由於航空產業亟需人才,這些才能大大受到忽略的老師,得到一展長才的機會,到美國太空總署工作。從二戰到冷戰、從人權運動到太空競賽,本書以大時代的歷史為背景,記錄她們面臨的挑戰,以及她們如何改變人生,更改變美國的未來。這群無名英雄,在協助美國發展航空、太空研究與電腦科技上功不可沒,這是她們不為人知的故事。

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Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program.

Before 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, these ‘coloured computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

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 rich history of mankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.
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