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The Resource Counting on Katherine : how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13, Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

Counting on Katherine : how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13, Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

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Counting on Katherine : how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13
Title
Counting on Katherine
Title remainder
how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13
Statement of responsibility
Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Title variation
How Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Becker, Helaine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Phumiruk, Dow
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  • Johnson, Katherine G.
  • United States
  • Mathematicians
  • African American women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Counting on Katherine : how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13, Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • "Christy Ottaviano Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn994441045
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781250137524
Lccn
2017042623
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Counting on Katherine : how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13, Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • "Christy Ottaviano Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn994441045
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781250137524
Lccn
2017042623
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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