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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Helaine
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 5-9
  • 710 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
QA29.J64
LC item number
B43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Phumiruk, Dow
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290207010
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781250137524
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017042623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 06/18; mv 09/18, ab 10/19
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Counting on Katherine : [how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13], Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290207010
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781250137524
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017042623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 06/18; mv 09/18, ab 10/19
Other physical details
color illustrations

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