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Headstrong : 52 women who changed science--and the world

Swaby, Rachel (author.).

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Erlanger Branch 509.22 S971h 2015 (Text) 33126020222117 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553446791 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0553446797 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780553446807 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 0553446800 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 9781101890578
  • ISBN: 1101890576
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 273 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Medicine. Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906) -- Anna Wessels Williams (1863-1954) -- Alice Ball (1892-1916) -- Gerty Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) -- Helen Taussig (1898-1986) -- Elsie Widdowson (1906-2000) -- Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) -- Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) -- Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999) -- Jane Wright (1919-2013) -- Biology and the environment. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) -- Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794-1871) -- Mary Anning (1799-1847) -- Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) -- Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) -- Alice Evans (1881-1975) -- Tilly Edinger (1897-1967) -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) -- Ruth Patrick (1907-2013) -- Genetics and development. Nettie Stevens (1861-1912) -- Hilde Mangold (1898-1924) -- Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994) -- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) -- Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch (1907-2007) -- Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) -- Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) -- Anne McLaren (1927-2007) -- Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) -- Physics. Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1749) -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968) -- Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) -- Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972) -- Marguerite Perey (1909-1975) -- Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) -- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921-2011) -- Earth and stars. Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) -- Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) -- Inge Lehmann (1888-1993) -- Marie Tharp (1920-2006) -- Yvonne Brill (1924-2013) -- Sally Ride (1951-2012) -- Math and technology. Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) -- Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) -- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) -- Sophie Kowalevski (1850-1891) -- Emmy Noether (1882-1935) -- Mary Cartwright (1900-1998) -- Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) -- Invention. Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) -- Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) -- Ruth Benerito (1916-2013) -- Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014).
Summary, etc.: "Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Women scientists Biography
Women astronomers Biography
Women physicians Biography
Women biologists Biography
Women physicists Biography
Women mathematicians Biography

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