Famous Women Aviators

Author : Bruce LaFontaine
ISBN : 9780486415505
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Features 44 meticulously rendered illustrations of remarkable women who played significant roles in aviation history.nbsp;Includes Eileen Collins, the first woman space shuttle commander; Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; and Amelia Earhart, who madenbsp;her 1932nbsp;solo flight across the Atlantic. Captions provide historic and biographical information.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women Aviators

Author : Karen Bush Gibson
ISBN : 9781613745434
Genre : Fiction
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Detailing the role of women in aviation, from the very first days of flight to the present, this rich exploration of the subject profiles 26 women pilots who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground. Divided into six chronologically arranged sections, this book composes a minihistory of aviation. Learn about pioneers such as Katherine Wright, called by many the "Third Wright Brother," and Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France, the first woman awarded a license to fly. Read about barnstormers like Bessie Coleman and racers like Louise Thaden, who bested Amelia Earhart to win the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Additional short biography sidebars for other key figures and lists of supplemental resources for delving deeper into the history of the subject are also included.
Category: Fiction

Women Aviators

Author : Bernard Marck
ISBN : 2080201484
Genre : Photography
File Size : 57.88 MB
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A Flight International historian charts the rise of women in the male-dominated field of aviation through the stories of record-breaking aviatrixes, documenting their against-all-odds achievements in a volume that includes vividly illustrated profiles of such iconic women as Bessie Coleman and Harriet Quimby.
Category: Photography

Women Of The Wind

Author : Wanda Langley
ISBN : 1931798818
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 27.98 MB
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Biographical profiles of nine women pilots from the early years of flight, including: Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license; Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman pilot; Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of Charles Lindbergh and record-setting pilot in her own right; and legendary adventurer Amelia Earhart.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women Aviators

Author : Lisa Yount
ISBN : 0816030626
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles eleven women who defied convention and sought freedom in the sky.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sisters Of The Wind

Author : Elizabeth S. Bell
ISBN : UOM:39015032902101
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Depicts the lives of Lady Heath, Lady Bailey, Violette De Sibour, Mary Bruce, Pauline Gower, Dorothy Spicer, Amy Johnson, Jean Batten, Amelia Earhart, Anne Lindbergh, and Louise Thaden
Category: Technology & Engineering

Before Amelia

Author : Eileen F. Lebow
ISBN : 9781574884821
Genre : Transportation
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Provides stories of early women aviators from France, Germany, Russia, and the United States.
Category: Transportation

Encyclopedia Of Women In Aviation And Space

Author : Rosanne Welch
ISBN : UOM:39015047481745
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents biographies of women pilots and astronauts and provides entries on events, institutions, and organizations that are associated with women and flight
Category: Biography & Autobiography

High Flyers

Author : Siân Reynolds
ISBN : OCLC:826413151
Genre : Sex discrimation against women
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A discussion of women in France who flew in the period prior to World War 2. While they gained notoriety and publicity with their flying stunts, women such as Adrienne Bolland and Helen Boucher found it difficult to gain the acceptance necessary to fulfil their ambitions as pilots, and were not permitted to fly commercially or in the military. (SLNSW Infocus item 0541).
Category: Sex discrimation against women

Absent Aviators

Author : Albert Mills
ISBN : 9781317186007
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 79.55 MB
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The objective of this book is to present a number of related chapters on the subject of gender issues in the workplace of the aviation industry. More specifically, the chapters address the continuing shortfall in the number of women pilots in both civilian and military aviation. Considerable research has been carried out on gender issues in the workplace and, for example, women represent about 10% of employees in engineering. This example is often used to show that the consequences of gender discrimination are embedded and difficult to overcome in masculine-dominated occupations. However, women represent only 5-6% of the profession of pilot. Clearly there are many factors which mitigate women seeking to become pilots. The chapters within this volume raise both theoretical and practical issues, endeavouring to address the imbalance of women pilots in this occupation. Absent Aviators consolidates a diverse range of issues from a number of authors from Australia, Austria, the United States, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Each of the chapters is research-based and aims to present a broad picture of gender issues in aviation, gendered workplaces and sociology, underpinned by sound theoretical perspectives and methodologies. One chapter additionally raises issues on the historical exclusion of race from an airline. The book will prove to be a valuable contribution to the debates on women in masculine-oriented occupations and a practical guide for the aviation industry to help overcome the looming shortfall of pilots. It is also hoped it will directly encourage young women to identify and overcome the barriers to becoming a civilian or military pilot.
Category: Transportation