Women of Science

Women of Science : Righting the Record

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The women whose work is celebrated here were not aware of or chose to ignore stereotypes that portrayed women as constitutionally or intellectually unsuitable for careers in the sciences. The contributors to this collection are scientists who felt the necessity of righting the record - discovering and recovering the contributions women have made to the development of their fields.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 155.7 x 234.2 x 28.4mm | 703.08g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 61 b&w photos
  • 0253208130
  • 9780253208132

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'For too many years, and for too many reasons, the capabilities of women have been repressed and ignored. Women of Science presents ample evidence of the important scientific contributions made by women. Yet this book is more than a reference--it is delightful and inspiring reading' --Association for Women in Science Magazineshow more

Table of contents

Preface Introduction, by G. Kass-Simon Women in the Field: The Role of Women in Archaeology before 1960 Cynthia Irwin-Williams Women in Geology Michele L. Aldrich Straying from Their Orbits: Women in Astronomy in America Pamela E. Mack Contributors to American Mathematics: An Overview and Selection Judy Green and Jeanne Laduke Women in the Intellectual Development of Engineering: A Study in Persistence and Systems of Thought Martha Moore Trescott Intellectual Contributions of Women to Physics L.M.Jones Biology Is Destiny G. Kass-Simon Women in Medical Science Partricia Farnes Women in Chemistry Jane A. Miller Women in Crystallography Maureen M. Julian Afterword Patricia Farnes Contributors Name Index Subject Indexshow more

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"Women of Science presents ample evidence of the important scientific contributions made by women. Yet this book is more than a reference - it is delightful and inspiring reading." Association for Women in Science Magazine " ... destined to become a standard reference in its field ..." Isis " ... fascinating ... an illuminating collection of biographies of many remarkable women." Journal of American Medical Women's Association " ... an important book ..." Caut Bulletin ACPU " ... an illuminating and revisionist history of science ..." Boston Phoenixshow more

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