Brilliant Ideas from Wonderful Women is filled with 15 incredible inventions from inspiring women! Disposable diapers… The dishwasher… Kevlar… Maritime flares… Anti-reflective glass… WiFi… What do each of these revolutionary inventions have in common? They were all pioneered by women (most of whom were juggling families of their own!)! It may be hard, but hard is not impossible.
Each brilliant idea is presented with biographical information about the brilliant woman who came up with it, including what inspired them. Learn how Martha Coston disguised herself as a man to contact pyrotechnicians and convince them to manufacture her idea for maritime flares, how a New York tram ride on a wet winter’s day led Mary Anderson to invent the windshield wiper and why Letitia Mumford Geer’s one-hand operated syringe was a medical breakthrough, among other fascinating facts. Full-page illustrations show the inspiration for and use of these incredible inventions in humorous detail. The heck with being beautiful ~ Be Brilliant.