About the Book
Monkey Encyclopedia W provides a glimpse into the challenges and pleasures of Wikipedia editing with a feminist lens. Loosely organized around the letter ‘W’, this condensed and richly illustrated encyclopedia invites the reader to encounter some of the little-known women who have contributed to the fields of art, architecture, literature, science and beyond— and who are now being written back into public knowledge through Wikipedia. Here you will find the first woman to raft the entire length of the Grand Canyon alongside the woman who created a famous dress covered in iridescent beetle wings. Whether your interest is in early women aviators or archeologists or plant breeders, you will find someone remarkable here to pique your curiosity.