Twentieth-Century Women Scientists

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Lisa Yount's Twentieth Century Women Scientists and Rebecca Stefoff's Women Pioneers are prime examples of the "Global Profiles" and "American Profiles" series, respectively. Ms. Yount tells the stories of ten women who have made significant contributions to contemporary science. Her scientists include Lise Meitner, who was first to realize that the cores of atoms could be split to release tremendous energy. Among the indomitable women who come alive in Ms. Stefoff's engrossing volume is Clara Brown. She never gave up on her search for the daughter sold at slave auction and found her after 47 years.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Ms. Yount surveys and assesses the work of Contemporary Women Scientists, and Twentieth-Century Women Scientists. Among those in the first volume is Helen Tausig, whose research kept thalidomide out of the U.S. marketplace; in the second volume is Katsuko Saruhashi, whose concern about seawater's carbon dioxide levels preceded worldwide interest in the "Greenhouse effect" by 45 years.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 UpAn introduction to 11 women from around the world who have made significant contributions to the ever-changing world of 20th-century science. Each profile, accompanied by black-and-white photographs, provides biographical information and anecdotes; focuses on the individual's scientific achievements; and discusses the effects of those achievements on the scientific community and the world at large. The struggles and discrimination that each faced as women in a male-dominated profession or the odds some encountered because of religion or politics are significant parts of their stories. This very readable book is enhanced by highlighted quotations and chronologies that focus on the important milestones in the life and career of each figure.Dana McDougald, Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, GA
Candace Smith
The 11 women profiled in this well-organized book come from various backgrounds but share the curiosity and determination vital to be successful scientists. Telling quotes and anecdotes personalize the family pressures, cultural limits, and out-and-out discrimination each had to overcome before they and their ideas could be accepted. Each entry includes biographical information, a lucid explanation of the woman's contribution, a photo, a chronology, and a brief bibliography for further reading. Ideal for supplying the background needed for reports on important if not always well-known women, the accessible text may also inspire young women to consider careers in science.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816031733
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Series: Global Profiles Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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