The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science

The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science

by Elga Wasserman
     
 
In an informal and engaging manner, Wasserman provides a fascinating window into the changing status and representation of women in science in the 20th century.

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In an informal and engaging manner, Wasserman provides a fascinating window into the changing status and representation of women in science in the 20th century.

Editorial Reviews

New England Journal of Medicine
Reading the stories of women scientists who have risen to the top of their profession should provide hope and inspiration to those who strive to make the climb themselves. Mentors, both male and female, will gain a new appreciation of the positive and negative influence their actions can have. The book should also heighten our awareness of the job that lies ahead. Constructive suggestions, such as fostering the creation of more job-sharing positions, implementing improved child care, and adopting a tenure clock that recognizes the need for family leave, are issues that all scientists need to espouse, actively and vigorously.
Yale Law Report
"The intimate portraits offer widely different insights ... and open a fascinating window into the changing status and representation of women in science in the twentieth century.
Women's Interchange at SLAC
...an intimate look at a group of elite women, written in an easy conversational tone.
Dallas Morning News
...accessible, readable and intriguing.
Chemical Heritage
"A Whopping Good Read. ... this book is required reading for all who are interested in the future of women in the sciences."
Fall 2002
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History
"...a worthwhile read for young girls considering a career in science. It also makes a significant contribution to attempts to document the history of women in science."
2002
Booknews
Gathers the stories of 26 women scientists who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Following that is a discussion of common threads that emerged from the profiles, and suggestions made by members to attract more women to science careers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Chemical & Engineering News
This is an intimate and unique glimpse into the lives of successful women scientists.
Waterfall-Conn NOW News
We feminists should see...that the book be widely read and discussed.
Nature Medicine
A Door in the Dream would make a terrific gift for a young woman in science--or for her parents or teachers. But selfishly, I suggest it equally enthusiastically for those of us, women and men, already immersed in this world, for the pleasure of learning about the creativity, tenacity, and "true grit" of some of our colleagues whome we most admire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309065689
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.09(d)

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