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Notable women in the physical sciences : a biographical dictionary

Author: Benjamin F Shearer; Barbara Smith Shearer
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.
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This text features biographical essays on 96 world and American women scientists, who made significant contributions to the physical sciences from antiquity to the present. The essays bring to life  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Diccionarios
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin F Shearer; Barbara Smith Shearer
ISBN: 0313293031 9780313293030
OCLC Number: 433367323
Description: XI, 479 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction Ida Barney Laura Bassi Ruth Mary Roan Benerito Leonora Neuffer Bilger Katharine Burr Blodgett E. Margaret Burbidge Jocelyn Bell Burnell Mary Letitia Caldwell Annie Jump Cannon Emma Perry Carr Marjorie C. Caserio Mildred Cohn Gerty Cori Marie Sklodowska Curie Ingrid Daubechies Allie Vibert Douglas Helen M. Dyer Helen T. Edwards Gertrude Belle Elion Sandra Moore Faber Catherine Clarke Fenselau Mary Fieser Williamina Paton Fleming Helen M. Free Wendy Laurel Freedman Catharine D. Garmany Margaret Joan Geller Ellen Gleditsch Jenny Pickworth Glusker Gertrude Scharff Goldhaber Maria Goeppert-Mayer Mary Lowe Good Jeanette Grasselli (Brown) Arda Alden Green Doroty Anna Hahn Heidi Hammel Anna Jane Harrison Margaret Harwood Caroline Herschel Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin E. Dorrit Hoffleit Helen Sawyer Hogg Icie Gertrude Macy Hoobler Allene Rosalind Jeanes IREne Joliot-Curie Madeleine M. Joullie Isabella L. Karle Joyce Jacobson Kaufman Vera E. Kistiakowsky Henrietta Swan Leavitt Leona Woods Marshall Libby Pauline Beery Mack Margaret Eliza Maltby Ines Mandl Antonia Maury Grace Medes Lise Meitner Miriam the Alchemist Maria Mitchell Agnes Fay Morgan Dorothy Virginia Nightingale Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin Mary Engle Pennington Marguerite Perey Gertrude E. Perlmann Mary Locke Petermann Lucy Weston Pickett Helen W. Dodson Prince Kamal J. Ranadive Sara H. Ratner Ellen Swallow Richards Jane Richardson Dorothea Klumpke Roberts Elizabeth Roemer Nancy Grace Roman Vera Cooper Rubin Florence B. Seibert Mary Lura Sherrill Vandana Shiva Jean'ne Marie Shreeve Sofia Simmonds Charlotte Emma Moore Sitterly Mary Fairfax Somerville Betty Sullivan Henrietta Hill Swope Paula Szkody Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley Marjorie Jean Young Vold Emma T.R. Williams Vyssotsky Elizabeth Amy Kreiser Weisburger Sarah Frances Whiting Lee Anne M. Willson Chien-Shiung Wu Rosemary Wyse Xide Xie Judith Sharn Young Appendix I: Scientists by Profession Appendix II: Scientists by Honors and Awards Index
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer.


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