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The Resource Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race], Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race], Margot Lee Shetterly

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Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race]
Title
Hidden figures
Title remainder
[the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race]
Statement of responsibility
Margot Lee Shetterly
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II. 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."--Adapted from publisher website
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Shetterly, Margot Lee
Dewey number
510.92/520973
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not applicable
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LC call number
QA27.5
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by Robin Miles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miles, Robin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • African American mathematicians
  • Space race
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race], Margot Lee Shetterly
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10 hr., 47 min., 20 sec.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
May be limited to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062472076
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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eb42afa0-984e-41cd-9fd5-9a76aa215da2
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn958065256
  • (Sirsi) o958065256
  • (OCoLC)958065256
  • 3030607
  • 3475135
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (MP3 file size: 303930 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race], Margot Lee Shetterly
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10 hr., 47 min., 20 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
May be limited to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062472076
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
eb42afa0-984e-41cd-9fd5-9a76aa215da2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn958065256
  • (Sirsi) o958065256
  • (OCoLC)958065256
  • 3030607
  • 3475135
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (MP3 file size: 303930 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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