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American women scientists : 23 inspiring biographies, 1900-2000

Author: Moira Davison Reynolds
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a book about women who have sailed - beyond the barriers of "women's work" and gender stereotypes, to chart new courses in the sciences. They have made significant, often groundbreaking achievements in widely varying fields including nuclear physics (Maria Goeppert Mayer), pharmaceutical chemistry (Gertrude Elion), industrial medicine (Alice Hamilton), psychiatry (Karen Horney), cytogenetics (Barbara  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, Moira Davison.
American women scientists.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999
(OCoLC)607131124
Online version:
Reynolds, Moira Davison.
American women scientists.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999
(OCoLC)610245892
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moira Davison Reynolds
ISBN: 0786406496 9780786406494
OCLC Number: 40926627
Description: ix, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cornelia Clapp --
Nettie Stevens --
Florence Bascom --
Annie Jump Cannon --
Alice Hamilton --
Florence Sabin --
Josephine Baker --
Mary Swartz Rose --
Karen Horney --
Libbie Hyman --
Gerty Cori --
Helen Taussig --
Barbara McClintock --
Virginia Apgar --
Maria Goeppert Mayer --
Grace Hopper --
Rita Levi-Montalcini --
Rachel Carson --
Chien-Shiung Wu --
Ruth Sager --
Gertrude Elion --
Rosalyn Yalow --
Mary Good.
Responsibility: by Moira Davison Reynolds.

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Despite considerable barriers, determined women have, however, decidedly distinguished themselves in the area of science during the 20th century. Of the 23 women scientists covered in this volume,  Read more...

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"interesting...the women discussed cover a wide range of fields...well illustrated"--Marquette Mining Journal

 
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