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The book begins with Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Readers are then introduced to Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Barbara McClintock, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Rosalind Franklin. These and other remarkable women portrayed here struggled against gender discrimination, raised families, and became political and religious leaders. They were mountain climbers, musicians, seamstresses, and gourmet cooks. Above all, they were strong, joyful women in love with discovery.
Nobel Prize Women in Science is a startling and revealing look into the history of science and the critical and inspiring role that women have played in the drama of scientific progress.
The first book to examine the lives and accomplishments of women who have received the Nobel Prize--and those who contributed to prize-winning projects--this fascinating book introduces readers to Marie Curie, who unlocked the key to understanding the atomic nucleus, Emmy Noether, who laid the mathematical foundation for Eistein's theory of relativity, and others. Photographs.
|Author to Reader|
|1||A Passion for Discovery||3|
|First Generation Pioneers|
|2||Marie Sklodowska Curie||11|
|5||Gerty Radnitz Cori||93|
|8||Maria Goeppert Mayer||175|
|10||Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin||225|
|14||Rosalyn Sussman Yalow||333|
|The New Generation|
|15||Jocelyn Bell Burnell||359|