A to Z of Women in Science and Math / Edition 2by Lisa Yount
Pub. Date: 08/28/2007
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
From ancient times to the present, scientifically inclined women in most cultures have had to battle against the notion that any man is more adept at endeavors of the mind than any woman, no matter how brilliant or innovative her ideas may be. A to Z of Women in Science and Math profiles women who have overcome typecasting and discrimination to contribute greatly to the scientific world.
Basic biographical information about more than 150 women from all historical ages, from many countries, and who have worked in a wide range of scientific and mathematical fieldsfrom astronomy to zoology.
Full coverage, including the obstacles some of these women overcame to become leaders in their fields; their discoveries of new information and ideas; and their important contributions.
A bibliography of sources for each woman featured that will inspire further reading and study.
A to Z of Women in Science and Math also provides a general bibliography; a visual chronology that shows when the women lived relative to each other; subject indexes that list women by area of achievement, country of birth, country of work, and period of birth; and a comprehensive index that allows full access to all the material in the book.
Agnodice (late 4th century b.c.): Greek physician
Elizabeth Blackwell (18211910): British/American physician
Gerty Cori (18961957): American biochemist
Marie Curie (18671934): French physicist and chemist
Diane Fossey (19321985): American zoologist
Rosalind Franklin (19201962): Britishchemist
Hildegarde of Bingen (10981179): German botanist and physician
Mae Jemison (1956present): American physician
Margaret Mead (19011978): American anthropologist
Lise Meitner (18781968): German/Swedish physicist
Tomoko Ohta (19331976): Japanese geneticist.
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