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A to Z of Women in Science and Math / Edition 2
     

A to Z of Women in Science and Math / Edition 2

by Lisa Yount
 

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ISBN-10: 0816066957

ISBN-13: 9780816066957

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

Overview

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.

Features include:
• 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 fields—from 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.
Profiles include:
• 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816066957
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
A to Z of Women Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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