by Lori Polydoros
Published by Chicago Review Press
Series: Women in Power
Sharing perspectives on their journeys into the physical sciences, these heroes provide readers with advice about overcoming adversity.
Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science explores the lives of 15 diverse, contemporary female scientists with a variety of specialties related to earthquake science.
Dr. Debbie Weiser travels to communities post-disaster, such as Japan and China, to evaluate earthquake damage in ways that might help save lives during the next Big One. Geologist Edith Carolina Rojas climbs to the top of volcanoes or searches barren deserts for volcanic evidence to measure seismic activity. Geophysicist Lori Dengler works with governments to provide guidance and protection against future tsunamis.
With tenacity, intellect, and innovation, these women have crushed obstacles in society, in the lab, and out in the field. Their accomplishments leave aftershocks as they work toward revealing answers to the many riddles that lie behind earthquakes, saving lives by teaching us how to prepare for these terrifying disasters.
Young scientists can take away inspiration and advice on following their own dreams like these inspiring women.
Blurbs & Reviews:
“Despite incredible recent advances, much about the science of earthquakes remains puzzling and uncertain. But what this beguiling book makes abundantly clear is that the women studying these terrifying temblors are some of the most inspiring scientists around. Pick up a copy and get to know them.” —Dr. Robin George Andrews, author of Super Volcanoes
“Readers of Quake Chasers meet women who have found a meaningful life in science in a variety of ways. They can see that a career helping people manage earthquakes can be researching how the earth moves or how people respond to that movement, or helping people prepare for that movement. The stories of these women show both a career and a life that can inspire future scientists.” —Dr. Lucy Jones, expert seismologist, founder and chief scientist of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society
“Informative” — Kirkus Reviews
Women of Power. Bold books to inspire bold moves.
Women of Power is a timely, inclusive, international, modern biography series that profiles 15 diverse, modern women who are changing the world in their field while empowering others to follow their dreams.