American Women of Science since 1900 [2 volumes]

American Women of Science since 1900 [2 volumes]

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A comprehensive examination of American women scientists across the sciences throughout the 20th century, providing a rich historical context for understanding their achievements and the way they changed the practice of science.


500 alphabetically organized entries on American women scientists in the 20th century, including genetics pioneers Barbara McClintock and Rosalind Franklin, Scotchgard inventor Patsy Sherman, and developer of the word processor Evelyn Berezin.



50 brief essays on women in specific scientific disciplines, exploring how each specific field dealt with gender issues



10 essays on sociocultural issues, including gender in popular science, girls in scientific education, balancing career and family)



Chronologies of important historical developments, professional awards, and scientific "firsts"



Extensive bibliography of reference and other works cited in the entries as well as up-to-date bibliography of scholarly books, articles, and websites related to specific issues in women's science education and employment



Indexes organized by subject, key word, and scientific discipline
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1024 pages
  • 185.42 x 259.08 x 81.28mm | 2,857.63g
  • Santa Barbara, United States
  • English
  • 171 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1598841580
  • 9781598841589
  • 2,769,798

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"This set is valuable for its unique content and compilation of biographies based on a specific gender, nationality, and time period. . . . Highly recommended." - Choice "The real value is the section on 'Issues.' Women in science continues to be a much discussed topic and this section does a nice job of presenting what will be for many some new perspective. The rest of the content is useful for ready reference or perhaps as an additional source for a research topic. . . . Libraries seeing heavy use of the 1994 and 1998 volumes will want to consider." - Booklist "Along with providing significant support for research in women's studies and the history of science-particularly since much of the information here is not easily found elsewhere-this resource is chock-full of role models for young women contemplating science careers." - School Library Journal "This thematic and biographical collection is rich in detail and would be a welcome addition to any library." - Library Journal
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About Tiffany K. Wayne

Tiffany K. Wayne, PhD, is an independent scholar who resides in Santa Cruz, CA.
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