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Book Title: The Boole Sisters (In a Nutshell Heroes) 12

Details: Author: Carroll, Ann

Reading Age: 6 - 7

Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781781998458

Number of pages: 0

Dimensions: 20.9 x 0.8 x 14.8 cm

Retail Price: €4.99

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Their father, George Boole, went to primary school only but become a famous mathematician, now known as the 'father of the computer age'.

He has an asteroid and a crater on the moon named after him!

Their mother Mary Everest taught herself mathematics in a time when it wasn't considered suitable for boys or girls and wrote books about algebra.

Mary Ellen, the eldest girl, married a famous mathematician. Her son invented the Jungle Gym. Her granddaughter was a nuclear scientist.

Margaret's eldest son was knighted for his work in physics. Her younger son was a brain surgeon.

Alicia never went to university but became the first woman Professor of Chemistry in England. Ethel wrote the famous revolutionary novel The Gadfly.

She become a hero in Russia and had an asteroid named after her: 2032 Ethel!

INCLUDES CLASS DISCUSSION TOPICS, GLOSSARY AND TIMELINE."

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