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The Resource Sally Ride : America's first woman in space, Lynn Sherr

Sally Ride : America's first woman in space, Lynn Sherr

Label
Sally Ride : America's first woman in space
Title
Sally Ride
Title remainder
America's first woman in space
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Sherr
Title variation
Sally Ride
Title variation remainder
Americas first woman in space
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A member of the first astronaut class to include women, Sally Ride become the first American woman in space. After two flights she served on panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration disasters. After leaving NASA, she cofounded a successful company promoting science literacy and education for children, especially girls
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Summary
Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space, competed successfully in the male-dominated profession of physics and became an inspiration to girls who dreamed of science careers. Journalist Lynn Sherr, drawing on materials provided by Ride's family and friends as well as official records and Sherr's own friendship with Ride, offers a moving and sensitive portrait of this pioneer who guarded her private life -- her long-term lesbian relationship only became known through her obituary. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Pace
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10313219
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 629.450092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL789.85.R53
LC item number
S54 2014b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biography
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
America's first woman in space
Label
Sally Ride : America's first woman in space, Lynn Sherr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
California girl -- 40-Love, Sally -- Wait! -- Thirty-five new guys -- First -- Reentry -- Explosions -- New territory -- Down to Earth -- Sally Ride science -- Duty calls -- The secret -- A very private thing -- Impact
Control code
20180563
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 374 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476725765
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013039647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn859253539
  • (OCoLC)859253539
Label
Sally Ride : America's first woman in space, Lynn Sherr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
California girl -- 40-Love, Sally -- Wait! -- Thirty-five new guys -- First -- Reentry -- Explosions -- New territory -- Down to Earth -- Sally Ride science -- Duty calls -- The secret -- A very private thing -- Impact
Control code
20180563
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 374 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476725765
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013039647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn859253539
  • (OCoLC)859253539

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