Ahead of Their Time: A Biographical Dictionary of Risk-Taking Women

Ahead of Their Time: A Biographical Dictionary of Risk-Taking Women

by Joyce D. Duncan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313316609
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

JOYCE DUNCAN is on the faculty at East Tennessee State University where she teaches English and Service-Learning. She is the Managing Editor of the Sport Literature Association, editor of H-Arete listserv and a freelance writer, editor and photographer. Her previous publications include numerous contributions to reference books including: Dictionary of World Biography, Masterplots II, Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America, American National Biography, Great Events from History and Encyclopedia of Popular Culture in the United States.

Table of Contents


Harriet Chalmers Adams

Joy Friederike Victoria Gessner Adamson

Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz

Delia Denning Akeley

Mary Lenore Jobe Akeley

Jacqueline Marie-Therese Suzanne Douet Auriol

Isabelle Autissier

Ann Bancroft

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell

Ruth Fulton Benedict

Gertrude Benham

Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop

Arlene Blum

Magaret Bourke-White

Louise Arner Boyd

Susan Butcher

Rachel Louise Carson

Lucy Evelyn Cheesman

Clare Mary Francis

Eugenie Clark

Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb

Jacqueline Cochran

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman

Eileen Marie Collins

Alexandra David-Neel

Meta Ann "Annie" Doak Dillard

Florence Catherine Douglas Dixie

Amelia Earhart

Dian Fossey

Birute Marija Filomena Galdikis

Jane Goodall

Ernestine "Dee Dee" Green

Beatrice Ethel Grimshaw

Marguerite Elton Baker Harrison

Mae Carol Jemison

Amy Johnson

Mary Henrietta Kingsley

Monica Kristensen

Ann LaBastille

Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe

Beryl Clutterbuck Markham

Margaret Mead

Sylvia Earle Mead

Ruth Nichols

Valentina Tereshkova Nikolayev

Marianne North

Diana Sneed Nyad

Annie Smith Peck

Harriet Quimby

Sally Kristin Ride

Freya Stark

Junko Istibashi Tabei

Alexandrine Petrinella Francina "Alexine" Tinne

Fanny Bullock Workman

Appendix I: Vignettes of Other Women

Appendix II: Women by Category

Appendix III: Women by Nationality

Selected and Auxiliary Bibliography

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