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The Resource 10 women who changed science, and the world, Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans

10 women who changed science, and the world, Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans

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10 women who changed science, and the world
Title
10 women who changed science, and the world
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Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans
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Ten women who changed science, and the world
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Language
eng
Summary
"From two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie to physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and obstetrical anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, M.D., this book celebrates the lives and hard-earned accomplishments of ten women from around the world who forever changed astronomy, physics, chemistry, medicine, and biology. It has been more than a century since the Nobel Prize in science was first awarded to a woman. And after Marie Curie's 1911 accolade, seventeen other women -- including two in 2018 -- have been so honored (Curie won the award a second time). This book explores the lives of Curie, three other female Nobel Prize winners, and six other women who broke through gender discrimination in a variety of fields to help shape our world with their extraordinary discoveries and inventions. What drove these remarkable women to cure previously incurable diseases, disprove existing theories, or identify new sources of energy? Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was often disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient women persevered with their research. By daring to ask "How?" and "Why?" and laboring against the odds, each of these women, in her own way, made the world a better place." -- dust jacket flap
Biography type
collective biography
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Whitlock, Catherine
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Evans, Rhodri
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  • Women scientists
  • Women scientists
  • Women in science
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10 women who changed science, and the world, Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 291-293) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Athene Donald -- Introduction -- 1. Virginia Apgar -- 2. Rachel Carson -- 3. Marie Curie -- 4. Gertrude Elion -- 5. Dorothy Hodgkin -- 6. Henrietta Leavitt -- 7. Rita Levi-Montalcini -- 8. Lise Meitner -- 9. Elsie Widdowson -- 10. Chen-shiung Wu -- Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages,
Isbn
9781635766103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1104329184
  • (OCoLC)1104329184
  • 1005257
Label
10 women who changed science, and the world, Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 291-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Athene Donald -- Introduction -- 1. Virginia Apgar -- 2. Rachel Carson -- 3. Marie Curie -- 4. Gertrude Elion -- 5. Dorothy Hodgkin -- 6. Henrietta Leavitt -- 7. Rita Levi-Montalcini -- 8. Lise Meitner -- 9. Elsie Widdowson -- 10. Chen-shiung Wu -- Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages,
Isbn
9781635766103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1104329184
  • (OCoLC)1104329184
  • 1005257

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