L’universo di Margherita

(Margherita's universe) Book not yet available in English


Before becoming the most famous Italian astrophysicist, Margherita Hack was a child and a girl. All aspects of her life amount to beautiful, painful, and amusing memories: the tolerant and open education received from her parents, sport achievements, her loved ones, research beginnings, international affirmation, as well as civil and political commitment.


With a pleasant and easy language and the illustrations by Grazia Nidasio, Margherita Hack and Simona Cerrato tell the free and independent life of the astrophysicist, her determination, her passion for knowledge, and her constant commitment, which allowed her to become famous. Besides captivatingly presenting Margherita Hack’s life, the book also offers a rich paratext with insights into astrophysics, the presentation of a theatrical performance, and an interview with Margherita Hack. The book won the 2006 Andersen Award for Best Dissemination Book. “Donne nella scienza” (Women in science) is a series by the prestigious Italian publishing house Editoriale scienza, the most important publisher of scientific dissemination for children in Italy. The series is dedicated to women who have made a great contribution to science. It offers complex and exciting portraits of both their lives and research, thus stimulating girls and showing them inspiring models. However, the series is also highly recommended for boys, who often have few opportunities to get to know the women who changed the history of science.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Cerrato, Simona; Hack, Margherita

Illustrator(s): Nidasio, Grazia

Series: Donne nella scienza

Publisher: Editoriale scienza

City: Trieste

Year: 2015

Pages: 91

ISBN: 9788873077183

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: IT

Original Language: IT

Keywords: Career, Empowerment, Famous personality, Positive role model

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