Book: The Extraterraneans

2018/02/28
Passion

This book retraces the leading role played by women over time in the conquest of the sky.

This book retraces the leading role played by women over time in the conquest of the sky.

If the collective imagination tends to make science and technology an exclusively masculine prerogative, it is only because it remains deeply rooted in a bias of History. This is clear from Amélie Dumas’ book, which retraces the exceptional trajectory of women who took part in the universal adventure of aviation.

As inventors of extraordinary flying machines and brilliant aeronauts, women have left their mark in each of the major stages that defined the conquest of the sky. Through profiles of the leading figures from different eras, the author introduces us to a little known side of the human endeavor to overcome gravity

From the Baroness de Laroche who flew in the sky of the Belle Époque with the heavier-than-air dirigible to the aviator Peggy Whitson who circled the world on board her plane, this book gives us the vivid proof that the epic of aviation is not a question of gender but of passion.

Les Extraterriennes: Histoire de l’ascension des femmes dans l’air et l’espace (The Extraterraneans: The history of the rise of women in air and space), Amélie Octave, Éditions de La Vallée Heureuse, ISBN 978-2-36696-033-4

Les Extraterriennes
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