International Women In Science

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Overview

International Women in Science: A Bibliographical Dictionary to 1950 presents the enormous contributions of women outside North America in fields ranging from aviation to computer science to zoology. It provides fascinating profiles of nearly 400 women scientists, both renowned figures like Florence Nightingale and Marie Curie and women we should know better, like Rosalind Franklin, who, along with James Watson and Francis Crick, uncovered the structure of DNA.

Students and researchers will see how the lives of these remarkable women unfolded, and how they made their place in fields often stubbornly guarded by men, overcoming everything from limited education and professional opportunities, to indifference, ridicule, and cultural prejudice, to outright hostility and discrimination. Included are a number of living scientists, many of whom provide insights into their lives and scientific times. Those contributions, plus additional previously unavailable material, make this a volume of unprecedented scope and richness.

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"International Women in Science is recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries … "

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Gr 8 Up-These titles profile notable women scientists from around the world, past and present. International Women is a companion to Martha Bailey's American Women in Science (1994) and American Women in Science, 1950 to the Present (1998, both ABC-CLIO) and contains approximately 400 entries. The individuals included "contributed to scientific development" from the year 1600 and had "started their careers by 1950." Alphabetically arranged entries provide basic information, note education and employment, and include short accessible essays. Both traditional and nontraditional (illustration, communications, education) science disciplines are included. International Encyclopedia contains 500 biographical entries covering 400 B.C.E. through the 21st century and is more comprehensive than Lisa Yount's A to Z of Women in Science and Math (Facts On File, 1999). While traditional fields such as physics, chemistry, and biology dominate, other disciplines (anthropology, medicine, psychology) are included. Each alphabetically arranged entry contains basic biographical information and an essay of 500 to 1000 words. The accessible articles cover education, research, awards, and lifetime achievements. There are four indexes. The volume concludes with a useful chronology. Both books include average-quality, black-and-white photos. Pamela Proffitt's Notable Women Scientists (Gale, 1999) is similar in scope and incorporates the best features of both International Women and International Encyclopedia. Haines's work is an additional purchase because of its limited scope or is for those collections that already own American Women in Science. Oakes's title would be a useful tool for school and public libraries.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576070901
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/20/2001
  • Pages: 404
  • Age range: 13 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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