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The Resource Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson

Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson

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Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson
Title
Reaching for the Moon
Title remainder
the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Johnson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a young girl, Katherine showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she persevered. In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA, which had just begun to hire Black mathematicians. She computed the trajectory for Alan Shepard's first space flight -- and then she worked on the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Throughout her extraordinary career, Katherine has broken boundaries and paved the way for women in science."--
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PLAYA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Katherine G
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QA29.J64
LC item number
J64 2019d
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Heather Alicia Simms
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Simms, Heather Alicia
  • Simon and Schuster, Inc
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Katherine G.
  • United States
  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
  • African American women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • Women mathematicians
Target audience
pre adolescent
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not applicable
Label
Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Title from container
  • "HD."
  • "Light."
  • "Simon & Schuster Audio."
  • Previously released by Simon & Schuster, Inc., ℗2019
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
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  • other
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  • nz
Carrier MARC source
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  • rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1109817734
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 5 hr.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781987175257
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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other
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  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
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Media type code
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Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
39160
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unknown
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1109817734
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Katherine Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "HD."
  • "Light."
  • "Simon & Schuster Audio."
  • Previously released by Simon & Schuster, Inc., ℗2019
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1109817734
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 5 hr.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781987175257
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
39160
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1109817734
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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