Bright Sparks: Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women
This book was put together by local man Owen O'Doherty in response to a question from his daughter Anna, who asked how come she's never heard of anything invented by a woman. Owen was shocked and felt he had to do something about this, so the first version of Bright Sparks was presented to Anna on her 7th birthday, as a full A-Z of inventions by women. One thing lead to another and the project evolved into this incredible compendium of discoveries, inventions and designs, all by women. Some of the featured women you may know of, and unfortunately, some women many people never would have heard of. But thankfully times are changing, and women no longer have to disguise themselves as men, change their names or get someone else to publish their work. Now that we can, it's important to redress history, and accredit, promote and celebrate the many amazing inventions and discoveries by women in the past, which is exactly what this book does. It also features an inventor's glossary, step by step tips for making your own inventions, and information on patenting or copyrighting your ideas. This book is incredibly inspiring for young people who want to create or invent, and will probably be a bit of an eye-opener for adults too!
Who wrote it?
Owen O'Doherty is a Dublin-based architect
How does it come?
Hard back, 27 x 20 x 1 cm approx.
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