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Oct 17, 2023 | ISBN 9780262048316

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Included in Publishers Weekly‘s Fall 2023 Adult Announcements Science list

Selected as one of The Next Big Idea Club’s October 2023 Must-Read Books

“Shohini Ghose’s book Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe certainly fulfills its subtitle. The seven chapters are highly informative, each one having dramatic moments and discoveries. Ghose skillfully weaves together accessible descriptions of astrophysical concepts with the personal lives of the women scientists. I recommend this book as required reading for anyone teaching astronomy and astrophysics, as well as those with an amateur interest . . . By writing this book, Ghose is doing the work of rectifying some of these past wrongs.”
—American Scientist
“A disdain for misogyny past and present shines through in Shohini Ghose’s rich history of women’s underappreciated contributions to astronomy and physics . . . Her Space, Her Time [has] made an important contribution to this chain of histories, one that will no doubt lead to a clearer view of the science that lit up our universe.”
—New Scientist

“This book is truly for everyone, and I can’t overstate how much I enjoyed it.”
—BBC Sky at Night Magazine

“[An] engaging new book . . . Ghose explains complex concepts with clarity, understandable for the non-scientist, and the book is a passionate look at the women who’ve pushed our understanding forward in space exploration, radioactivity, the splitting of the atom, and subatomic imaging, revealing the crucial role women have played, bringing their achievements to light, and in doing, making a strong case for women’s place in science now.”
—The Boston Globe

Her Space, Her Time will likely draw comparisons to other biographies of women scientists and mathematicians like Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel. But Ghose’s book, with its unique structure and writing style, earns its own space (pun intended) in the genre . . . Her Space, Her Time provides a digestible, informative starting point for making these scientists visible.” 

“A fascinating book about relatively neglected pioneering women physicists and
astronomers who have made transformative contributions despite the overbearing
influence of masculine science and institutions.”
Paradigm Explorer

Table Of Contents

Introduction xi
1 Finding Space: Stellar Decoders Who Cataloged the Universe 1
2 About Time: Discoverers of the Big Bang 25
3 Escape Velocity: Pathfinders in Space Exploration 55
4 A Matter of Choice: Radioactivity Researchers 93
5 Binding Energy: The Atom Splitter 119
6 Forces of Nature: The Subatomic Photographers 147
7 Asymmetry: Nature’s Rulebreakers 179
Epilogue 217
Acknowledgments 219
The Scientific Record 223
Further Reading 227
Index 235

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