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Margaret and the Moon : how Margaret Hamilton saved the first lunar landing

by Robbins, Dean, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 13 of 19 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB j 629.45 RO
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CLP - Brookline Children's Biographies qj QA76.2.H36 R63 2017
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 629.45 Robb
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B HAMILTON 2017
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Summary
Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world.

Soon math led her to MIT and then to helping NASA put a man on the moon! She handwrote code that would allow the spacecraft's computer to solve any problems it might encounter. Apollo 8. Apollo 9. Apollo 10. Apollo 11. Without her code, none of those missions could have been completed.

Dean Robbins and Lucy Knisley deliver a lovely portrayal of a pioneer in her field who never stopped reaching for the stars.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Robbins tells the story of pioneering software engineer Margaret Hamilton, whose programs helped NASA land astronauts on the moon. Growing up in the '30s and '40s, Margaret didn't see many women scientists, but instead of being dissuaded by the dearth of women in those fields, she threw herself heartily into all her school work, particularly math, and dreamed big. When she started working with computers and teaching herself programming, her imagination really soared. Eventually, her programs became indispensable to the space program, and her cool-headed thinking prevented disaster during the Apollo 11 mission. In Knisley's genial, cartoonish illustrations, young Margaret gazes, wide-eyed, at constellation-filled skies and zips around with a pale yellow moon, nicely visualizing the boundlessness of her aspirations. An author's note offers more detailed information, as well as some further reading and a handful of photos of Margaret both as a child and with her work. A worthy addition to collections of picture-book biographies of scientists.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Robbins (Miss Paul and the President) traces the life of mathematician and self-described software engineer Margaret Hamilton. Beginning with her early life as a curious girl who questioned (and studied) everything, Robbins moves briskly through her career path, from teaching herself how to write computer code to assisting with the 1969 moon landing and other NASA missions: "Could Margaret use computers to get the astronauts... 238,855 miles there... and 238,855 miles back?" Knisley's (Relish) crisp cartooning approaches Hamilton's story with reverence for her accomplishments, as well as humor ("Yippee!" shouts Apollo 11's lunar module as it decamps for the moon's surface). As the contributions of women in STEM fields gain increased attention and appreciation, Robbins and Knisley deliver an inspiring tribute to a true innovator. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Marietta Zacker, Gallt & Zacker Literary. Illustrator's agent: Holly Bemiss, Susan Rabiner Literary. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hamilton, Margaret Heafield, -- 1936- -- Juvenile literature.
Hamilton, Margaret Heafield, -- 1936-
Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Computer software developers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Computer programmers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women scientists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Computer programmers.
Women scientists.
Scientists.
Moon -- Juvenile literature.
Moon.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Knisley, Lucy, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : colored illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780399551857
0399551859
9780399551864
0399551867
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