15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science
Chicago Review Press, 2022, 224 pp., Hardcover. $16.99. www.chicagoreviewpress.com
Sharing perspectives on their journeys into the physical sciences, these 15 heroes provide readers with advice about overcoming adversity. This book explores the lives of 15 diverse, contemporary female scientists with a variety of specialties related to earthquake science. Dr. Debbie Weiser travels to communities after earthquake disasters 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. This book is part of the Women of Power series, a timely, inclusive, international modern biography collection that profiles diverse, modern women who are changing the world in their fields while empowering others to follow their dreams.