By Erika A. Kuhlman

ISBN-10: 0816043345

ISBN-13: 9780816043347

With the explosion of women's stories at each point of schooling, there's an expanding desire for a entire source that recognizes their amazing contributions. A to Z of ladies in global background is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these notable ladies from around the world who've made their mark in each department of accomplishment. greater than 260 energetic, exact, and engrossing entries are grouped by way of each one woman's declare to status. every one in-depth essay comprises resources for extra analyzing. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically via 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 artwork 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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2, 1953): 92–93. Moorhead, Caroline. Freya Stark. London: Viking Press, 1985. Stark, Freya. Dust in the Lion’s Paw. London: John Murray, 1961. ———. East is West. London: John Murray, 1945. M. on May 4, 1975, Tabei Junko lurched upright in her sleeping bag on a windswept peak near Mount Everest. She and 14 other Japanese women climbers had been asleep in their tents after a grueling day of climbing. Tabei knew instinctively what woke her: an oncoming avalanche. She and her tent mates were thrown together and their tents collapsed around them.

Japan was very poor at that time,” says Tabei. “I couldn’t think of climbing mountains, or any kind of leisure. ” By the time Japan surrendered in 1945, Istibashi Junko had suffered from many illnesses, but by the age of 10, still frail though in better health, she climbed her first mountain. Shortly thereafter, she enrolled in a mountaineering school with some of her friends. The teacher led the students on a climb of Mount Nasu, a 6,289-feet-high mountain in Japan. Istibashi Junko liked the strenuous exercise and the cool mountain air.

Twelve days later, Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (29,028 feet above sea level), accompanied by a Sherpa. Between 1975 and 1991, Tabei scaled the highest mountain peaks all over the world. In addition to the sport of climbing, Tabei has also been a model climber-conservationist. To help preserve the pristine mountain environment she loves, she directs an organization dedicated to preserving the Himalayan mountain range in its natural state.

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