A to Z of Women in World History by Erika A. Kuhlman

By Erika A. Kuhlman

With the explosion of women's reports at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a accomplished source that recognizes their impressive contributions. A to Z of ladies in international background is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these striking girls from around the world who've made their mark in each department of accomplishment. greater than 260 vigorous, specified, and engrossing entries are grouped via each one woman's declare to reputation. every one in-depth essay comprises assets for extra examining. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically through topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that details could be simply stumbled on. Profiles contain: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and paintings buyer; Ana Figueroa (1908-1970): Chilean feminist and educator; Sonja Henle (1912-1969): Norwegian Olympic gold medal skater; Zheng Xlaoying (1929-present): chinese language conductor; Oriana Fallaci (1930-present): Italian political journalist; Wangarl Muta Maathal (1940-present): Kenyan biologist and environmentalist.

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To help preserve the pristine mountain environment she loves, she directs an organization dedicated to preserving the Himalayan mountain range in its natural state. Tabei Junko was born Istibashi Junko on September 22, 1939, in Fukushima Prefecture, on the island of Honshu, north of Tokyo. The 1930s were a turbulent decade in Japanese history. In 1931, Japan invaded the Chinese territory of Manchuria and continued its aggressive moves by attacking Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanking. The nearly impassable mountains of western China and the guerrilla resistance staged by Chinese communists stalled the Japanese invasion of China.

The Official Book of Figure Skating. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. Woolum, Janet. Outstanding Women Athletes: Who They Are and How They Influenced Sports in America. : Oryx Press, 1998. 17 ADVENTURERS AND ATHLETES R RUDOLPH,WILMA (Wilma Glodean Rudolph) (1940–1994) American track champion African-American athlete Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field competition. She won the 100meter and 200-meter individual races, and she was a member of the winning American 400-meter relay team.

Lunar 2 satellite reached the moon. S. President John F. S. astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930– ) left his space capsule Apollo 11 and took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” on the surface of the moon. 25 ADVENTURERS AND ATHLETES In addition to racing for domination of outer space, the two superpowers competed for superiority in the domestic sphere. On July 24, 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon (1913–94) and Khrushchev engaged in a series of lively debates known as the “Kitchen Debates” at the American National Exhibit held in Moscow.

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