American Women of Science

American Women of Science

by Carole Ann Camp

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Children's Literature
This well-written introduction to the lives and accomplishments of ten American women scientists consists of an overview of women in science, ten short essays, lists of further reading and useful Internet addresses. The individual essays describe each woman's scientific pursuits in detail, while offering just enough biographical material to add some human interest. Two black-and-white photos, one a portrait, accompany each essay. The ten women are geologist, Florence Bascom; geneticist, Barbara McClintock; physicist, Maria Goeppert-Mayer; mathematician, computer scientist and Navy admiral, Grace Murray Hopper; marine biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson; nuclear physicist, Chien-Shiung Wu; medical physicist, Rosalyn Yalow; chemist, Stephanie Kwolek; physicist, Shirley Ann Jackson; and AIDS researcher, Flossie Wong-Staal. Students interested in the achievements of women scientists will find this collective biography a good place to start. It is part of the "Collective Biographies" series. 2001, Enslow Publishers, $20.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Joyce Schwartz

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Collective Biographies Series
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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