From sports to innovation, art to politics - meet the incredible women who got there first. Ever heard the saying "It's a man's world"? Clearly, the speaker had never met Amelia Earhart or Harriet Tubman. Those feisty females, and many more, rivaled their male counterparts in everything from computer programming to civil rights, and from world speed records to the invention of the chocolate chip cookie! * Did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman? Countess Ada Lovelace (1842). * Or that the inventor of the life raft, windshield wiper, and Kevlar were all female? Maria Beaseley (1882), Mary Anderson (1903), Stephanie Kwolek (1966). * From ground-breaking inventions to feats of endurance, Ladies First is the ideal book for growing girls' and boys' intellectually curious minds. Loaded with 200+ main entries, readers will be armed with incredible trivia about history, science, sports, and the arts-perfect for anyone looking to stimulate their mind, brush up for school, or simply indulge in a good read. Organized chronologically, this fact-o-pedia is subdivided into a range of subjects, including science & innovation, sports & endurance, arts & literature, politics & world-building, business & industry, world records, and unusual achievements. With engaging and accessible text and delightful illustrations throughout, Ladies First is sure to educate, entertain, and inspire!