Anyone got any good gift suggestions for my dear friend who loves science, active feminist and equal rights activist e.g. Girls education in other countries (mentioning as might be a good book or something I could buy). I love her and in the past have bought her things like choc and bits and bobs like that but would like to get her something to suit her interests a little more. She's quite crafty too. Any suggestions?
Focusing on books (as you mention them in your post).
From your description I think she might enjoy The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (non fiction).
Other books that I highly recommend that are science-y or feminist (but not both) are: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius by Graham Farmelo Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley
Does she like science fiction? Maybe The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood or The Power by Naomi Alderman?
Books-wise: Inferior by Angela Saini is one I have been eyeing up for a while www.angelasaini.co.uk/books Also, the winner of the Royal Society Science Book prize this year was Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine. Both would be great gifts for a science loving feminist.
Oh and some more books by female scientists in my current to-read pile (tend to be physics/math biased. I also tend to prefer books on science more than biographies):
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life Helen Czerski Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs Lisa Randall (world leading theoretical physicist) Beyond Infinity Eugenia Cheng - I love How to Bake Pi by the same author. *Dark Matter
Oh some absolutely amazing suggestions!!! Thank you so much. Definitely going to go for the Lego and a couple of books - like the look of Inferior and a few of the other ones. Going to have a browse of the other websites now. You guys are amazing!