Filed Under (FSEM Beauty and Brains) by tlandy on 12-09-2011

Tara Landy

Beauty and Brains: FSEM

Annotated Bibliography

Primary Sources

Ocampo. Adriana. Phobos: Close Encounter Imaging from the Viking Orbiters, NASA, 1984.        Print.

            I have not yet been able to find the full text, but this book is written by Ocampo and relates to her research for NASA and her major contributions. I will try to look for more primary sources, but, as of now, I can only find one. This book will be helpful when I am researching because I will get to see her writing style and how she approaches her missions.

Secondary Sources

Alvarez, Walter. T.rex and the Crater of Doom. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.         Print

            This book, by Walter Alvarez, mentions Adriana on pages 133-136. It also mentions her partners who discovered craters in the Yucatan peninsula (Kevin Pope [husband] and Charles Duller). This book is factual and describes briefly Ocampo’s work. I will most likely mention this work in my project, but not fully focus on it. Walter’s book does not focus on Ocampo’s work, only the theory of why dinosaurs became extinct.

Bailey. Martha J., American Women in Science: 1950 to the Present, A Biographical Dictionary.   Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1998. Print.

            This Biographical Dictionary gives the education, professional experience, and Adriana’s life in chronological order. The book also has a bibliography within it, so it helped with my further research. I believe  that this reference book will be helpful because it describes in great detail Ocampo’s theories and experiments for NASA.

Kerr, Richard A. Impact craters all in a row?  Science 272.5258 (1996): 33. MasterFILE   Premier. EBSCO. Web. 12 Sept. 2011.

            This short article contains Adriana and Kevin’s findings at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in 1996. They studied photographs and provide evidence. This is a criticism of their findings. Although this article does not focus solely on Ocampo, it will be good to see criticism.

Martinez, Debbie. Latina Women of NASA: Adriana C. Ocampo Uria. N.p. 28 February 2001.                  (Web) 12 September 2011.

            This website describes Ocampo’s missions and responsibilities for NASA. It also includes a list of organizations in which she is a member, awards and recognitions, and her education. This website is an offshoot from the NASA headquarters page and is very reliable. I believe that this website will be helpful when I am researching Ocampo’s accomplishments and missions.

Narins, Brigham. Notable Scientists: From 1900 to the Present. 4th ed. Farmington Hills: The         Gale Group, 2001. Print

            The book Notable Scientists has Ocampo’s biography, her main attributions to science, her assignments and projects for NASA, as well as her ideals. She is an enthusiast for international sharing of space information and is the VP of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. This book will be extremely useful for my research because it has further readings listed and includes selected writings by Ocampo.

Telgen, Diane and Kamp, Jim, eds. Notable Hispanic American Women. Detriot: Gale Research, 1993. Print.

            This reference book contains Ocampo’s missions and includes direct quotes. It also has a biography and interesting stories about Ocampo’s childhood and her desire to work for NASA. It describes in detail Adriana’s research on distant planets and cites the sources used. This book will be great for my research because it has quotes and displays her personality. From this book, one can follow her research because it is understandable.





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