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The Resource Hidden figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Label
Hidden figures
Title
Hidden figures
Statement of responsibility
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Title variation
Hidden figures
Title variation remainder
the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Creator
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 four exceptionally talented African American women--Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden. 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
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Shetterly, Margot Lee
Dewey number
510.92/520973
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QA27.5
LC item number
.L44 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • other
Music parts
not applicable
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
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Hidden figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062667168
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062667168
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPc2sm
  • c2sm
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn956882140
  • (Sirsi) o956882140
  • (OCoLC)956882140
  • 1804476
  • 2300251
  • 2746093
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Hidden figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062667168
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062667168
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPc2sm
  • c2sm
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn956882140
  • (Sirsi) o956882140
  • (OCoLC)956882140
  • 1804476
  • 2300251
  • 2746093
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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