Bright Sparks: amazing discoveries, inventions and designs by women
This wonderfully illustrated book is a guide to remarkable, practical, skillful and beautiful inventions by women.
Written by Dublin based architect, Owen O'Doherty for his daughter Anna when she asked how is it that she's never heard of anything invented by a woman.
Owen was shocked and felt he had to do something about this, so the first version of Bright Sparks was presented to Anna on her 7th birthday, as a full A-Z of inventions by women. One thing lead to another and the project evolved into this incredible compendium of discoveries, inventions and designs, that have changed the lives of people all over then world, and the remarkable women who devised them.
Many of the women inventors and designers names are unknown so this is a wonderful collection from around the world celebrating women who have made their mark on history.
This book is so inspiring for young people, and certainly moved us here in Moher Cottage too.