The No Barriers series profiles nearly 100 individuals with disabilities who found success in all kinds of professions and pursuits. These include people from history and the present, and from countries around the world. Each title features a diverse selection of 12 men and women, focusing on their challenges and contributions as adventurers, artists, athletes, business leaders, entertainers, members of the media, politicians, and scientists. One of the greatest minds in history, Stephen Hawking had an incurable disease that left him unable to move or speak. Karin Muraszko is a neurosurgeon who specializes in helping children. She also has spina bifida. After mountain climber Hugh Herr lost both of his legs to frostbite, he became a biomechanical engineer. Today he designs bionic arms and legs. This book spotlights 12 scientists who didn't let disability keep them from realizing their potential. Each chapter includes attentiongrabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.