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A devotion to their science : pioneer women of radioactivity

Author: Marelene F Rayner-Canham; Geoffrey Rayner-Canham; Chemical Heritage Foundation.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Chemical Heritage Foundation ; Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work includes biographical essays on 23 women who worked in atomic science during the first two decades of the 20th century, including Marie Curie, Lise Meitner and Irene Joliot-Curie.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rayner-Canham, Marelene F.
Devotion to their science.
Philadelphia : Chemical Heritage Foundation ; Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1997
(DLC) 98131383
(OCoLC)37651672
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marelene F Rayner-Canham; Geoffrey Rayner-Canham; Chemical Heritage Foundation.
ISBN: 9780773566583 0773566589
OCLC Number: 191818978
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 307 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: pt. 1. The overview. Early years of radioactivity ; Pioneer women of radioactivity / Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
pt. 2. The French group. Marie Curie : time only for science and family / Helena M. Pycior --
Ellen Gleditsch : professor and humanist / Anne-Marie Weidler Kubanek and Grete P. Grzegorek --
May Sybil Leslie : from radioactivity to industrial chemistry ; Catherine Chamié : devoted researcher of the Institut de Radium / Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
Stefania Maracineanu : ignored Romanian scientist / Miruna Popescu, Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
Alicja Dorabialska : Polish chemist / Stephanie Weinsberg-Tekel --
Irène Joliot-Curie : following in her mother's footsteps / E. Tina Crossfield --
And some other women of the French group. Eva Ramstedt ; Irén Götz / Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
pt. 3. The British group. Harriet Brooks : from research pioneer to wife and mother ; Fanny Cook Gates : a promise unfulfilled ; Jadwiga Szmidt : a passion for science ; Ada Hitchins : research assistant to Frederick Soddy ; And some other women of the British group. Jesse Mable Wilkins Slater ; Winifred Moller Beilby ; Ruth Pirret / Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
pt. 4. The Austro-German group. Lise Meitner : the foiled Nobelist / Sallie A. Watkins --
Stefanie Horovitz : a crucial role in the discovery of isotopes / Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
Marietta Blau : discoverer of the cosmic ray "stars" / Leopold E. Halpern --
Elizaveta Karamihailova : Bulgarian pioneer of radioactivity / Snezha Tsoneva-Mathewson, Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
Elizabeth Róna : the polonium woman / Marlene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
Ida Noddack : proposer of nuclear fission / Fathi Habashi --
And some other women of the Austro-German group. Berta Karlik ; Epilogue : the end of an era and a new generation / Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham.
Responsibility: Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham, senior authors and editors.
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