Women and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

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Women and Science: Social Impact and Interaction looks at the complex relationship between science, women, and society as it has evolved from the late 1600s to the present. As the story unfolds, readers meet a number of extraordinary women who crashed the "men's club" of science, from Maria Merian, a 17th century pioneer in the study of metamorphosis to Barbara McClintock, 1984 Nobel prize winner for work that had been dismissed 30 years earlier.

More than a series of biographical sketches, this book is an insightful look at how some highly accomplished women overcame preconceived notions about their capabilities and their "proper place" and succeeded in contributing extensively to, and at times contesting, modern science.

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"There are many valuable features . . . Recommended. All levels."



"This work is recommended for academic libraries serving undergraduates and public libraries."


American Reference Books Annual

"This book would fit well into a history of women in science course, a women's studies course, or a history of science class. . . . It would be ideal as a resource for teachers and professors to enrich their curriculum in this area. . . . No one reading Sheffield's work could close the book unconvinced of the breadth and depth of women's contributions to science, technology, and medicine."


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851094608
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/19/2004
  • Series: Science and Society
  • Pages: 409
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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