Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine

Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine

by Pendred E. Noyce

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943431137
Publisher: Tumblehome Learning, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: Magnificent Minds Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a physician, advocate for science education, and mother of five. Her past books for children include the award-winning Lexicon series from Scarletta Press and several Galactic Academy of Science adventures with inset mini-biographies of scientists from Tumblehome Learning.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 9

1 Fire and Living Force Émilie Du Châtelet - Physics 13

2 Reluctant Prodigy Maria Gaetana Agnesi - Mathematics 21

3 Flesh and Bones Marie-Geneviève-Charlotte Thiroux d' Arconville - Chemistry 27

4 The Shimmering Cloth Elizabeth Fulhame - Chemistry 35

5 Numbers and Vibrating Plates Sophie Germain - Mathematics 41

6 Electrical Suffragette Hertha Ayrton - Electrical Engineering and Physics 49

7 Anatomical Researcher Florence Rena Sabin - Medical Sciences 59

8 Starburst Traces of Cosmic Rays Marietta Blau - Physics 67

9 Energy Cycle Gerty Cori - Medicine and Biochemistry 79

10 Artificial Radiation Irène Joliot-Curie - Physics 89

11 Saving Blue Babies Helen Taussig - Medical Sciences 101

12 What Stars Are Made Of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin - Astronomy 113

13 Nuclear Shell Model Maria Goeppert Mayer - Physics 123

14 Nerve Growth Factor Rita Levi-Montalcini - Neuroscience and Medicine 133

15 Chemotherapy Pioneer Jane Cooke Wright - Medical Sciences 145

16 From Charcoal to Viruses Rosalind E. Franklin - Chemistry

17 Antibodies for Diagnosis Rosalyn Sussman Yalow - Medical Sciences 171

Further Reading 182

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