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Nobel Prize women in science : their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveries

Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
Only nine of the more than 300 Nobel prizes awarded in science since 1901 have been won by women, notes science writer Bertsch as she sets the context for the biographical essays that follow. Examining the careers and lives of 14 women scientists "who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel winning project," she movingly depicts their battles against gender discrimination for recognition and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch.
Nobel Prize women in science.
Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, 1998
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
ISBN: 0806520256 9780806520254 0970225601 9780970225603 0309072700 9780309072700
OCLC Number: 39633911
Notes: "A Birch Lane Press book."
Description: xi, 451 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A passion for discovery --
First generation pioneers. Marie Skłodowska Curie --
Lise Meitner --
Emmy Noether --
Second generation. Gerty Radnitz Cori --
Irène Joliot-Curie --
Barbara McClintock --
Maria Goeppert Mayer --
Rita Levi-Montalcini --
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin --
Chien-Shiung Wu --
Gertrude Elion --
Rosalind Franklin --
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow --
The new generation. Jocelyn Bell Burnell --
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard.
Responsibility: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.


Since 1901 there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only about 3 percent have been women. This book explores the reasons for this disparity by examining the  Read more...


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