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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume features substantive biographical essays on 96 world and American women scientists who have made significant contributions to the physical sciences from antiquity to the present. The essays bring to life the women's developmental influences, the obstacles they faced and overcame, and their efforts to contribute to their chosen professions in spite of sometimes overwhelming disapproval by the
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Notable women in the physical sciences.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997
(DLC) 96009024
(OCoLC)34894324
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin F Shearer; Barbara Smith Shearer
OCLC Number: 644247606
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 479 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ida Barney --
Laura Bassi --
Jocelyn Bell Burnell --
Ruth Mary Roan Benerito --
Leonora Neuffer Bilger --
Katharine Burr Blodgett --
E. Margaret Burbidge --
Mary Letitia Caldwell --
Annie Jump Cannon --
Emma Perry Carr --
Marjorie 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 --
Maria Goeppert-Mayer --
Gertrude Scharff Goldhaber --
Mary Lowe Good --
Jeanette Grasselli (Brown) --
Arda Alden Green --
Dorothy 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 --
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin --
Mary Engle Pennington --
Marguerite Perey --
Gertrude Perlmann --
Mary Locke Petermann --
Lucy Weston Pickett --
Helen W. Dodson Prince --
Kamal J. Ranadive --
Sarah 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 --
Jeanne 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.
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer.
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