The brilliant calculator : how mathematician Edith Clarke helped electrify America / Jan Lower ; illustrated by Susan Reagan.
- ISBN: 9781662680069
- ISBN: 1662680066
- Physical Description: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, 2023.
- Copyright: ©2023
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references.
"Long before calculators were invented, little Edith Clarke devoured numbers, conquered calculations, cracked puzzles, and breezed through brainteasers. Edith wanted to be an engineer-to use the numbers she saw all around her to help build America. When she grew up, no one would hire a woman engineer. But that didn't stop Edith from following her passion and putting her lightning-quick mind to the problem of electricity. But the calculations took so long! Always curious, Edith couldn't help thinking of better ways to do things. She constructed a "calculator" from paper that was ten times faster than doing all that math by hand! Her invention won her a job, making her the first woman electrical engineer in America. And because Edith shared her knowledge with others, her calculator helped electrify America, bringing telephones and light across the nation"-- Provided by publisher.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 7-10 Calkins Creek.
Grades 4-6 Calkins Creek.
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