With short, inspiring stories and the accessibility of a graphic novel, Women in Science—50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World (Ten Speed Press) is the perfect book to share with the science- and tech-minded people (male and female, young and old) in your life. Illustrator/designer Rachel Ignotofsky researched, wrote, and illustrated the gorgeous hardcover, out this week. The former Hallmark Greetings designer has had a lifelong passion for science and set out to create a series of vignettes celebrating the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way in the fields of mathematics, engineering, medicine, physics, and more.
Check out this exclusive excerpt of Ignotofsky's illustrations below—and get her quick take on why she picked each woman to include in her book. Then, pick up a copy of Women in Science online here. (And for more cool science-themed products, check out Ignotofsky's Etsy shop.)