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International women in science : a biographical dictionary to 1950 /
Catharine M.C. Haines ; with Helen M. Stevens.
imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001.
description
xix, 383 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
1576070905 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001.
isbn
1576070905 (acid-free paper)
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Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
4694973
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-345) and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2002-04-01:
Concerned with women in all countries involved in some field of science in memorable ways, the more than 360 entries in this alphabetically arranged biographical dictionary treat amateurs to professional scientists and range from agriculture to zoology. The time period covered extends from 1600 to women who started their careers by 1950. The greatest number of entries has to do with women born in Britain, although Australia, China, India, Kenya, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and European countries are also represented. Some entries run only a few paragraphs, others may cover a page or more. Each entry provides education, employment, or marital status; some provide all three. The book omits women in North America because they were covered in Martha J. Bailey's American Women in Science (CH, Dec'94). Other biographical dictionaries such as Lisa Yount's A to Z of Women in Science and Math (CH, Feb'00), Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. by C.C. Gillispie (16v., 1970-80), and Women in World History, ed. by Anne Commire (CH, Apr'00), deal with some of the same women, but many in this book are not found in these other sources. The roster "About the Authors" was omitted from the review copy. Recommended for large public and all academic libraries. D. J. Turner Auraria Library
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" International Women in Science is recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries ... " - Booklist
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Summaries
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Professional scientists and enthusiastic amateurs vie for attention in this unique biographical dictionary. It comprises entries from all over the world and these women scientists span disciplines as diverse as aeronautics to zoology.
Description for Reader
. A-Z entries from Madge Gertrude Adam to Audrey Wood, covering disciplines such as psychology, astronomy, physics, medicine, agriculture, paleontology, and more . Contributions from a number of women scientists practicing today . Photographs of scientists such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Maria Montessori . Full, end-of-entry bibliographies, a list of women scientists by specialty, and a comprehensive index
Description for Reader
. Covers non-American women in science beginning with women who flourished around 1600 to those who started their careers by 1950, many of whom contributed to their own entries . Provides biographical information on each woman including childhood, education, motivations, accomplishments, and challenges
Description for Reader
* Covers non-American women in science beginning with women who flourished around 1600 to those who started their careers by 1950, many of whom contributed to their own entries * Provides biographical information on each woman including childhood, education, motivations, accomplishments, and challenges
Long Description
International Women in Science: A Bibliographical Dictionary to 1950 presents the enormous contributions of women outside North America in fields ranging from aviation to computer science to zoology. It provides fascinating profiles of nearly 400 women scientists, both renowned figures like Florence Nightingale and Marie Curie and women we should know better, like Rosalind Franklin, who, along with James Watson and Francis Crick, uncovered the structure of DNA. Students and researchers will see how the lives of these remarkable women unfolded, and how they made their place in fields often stubbornly guarded by men, overcoming everything from limited education and professional opportunities, to indifference, ridicule, and cultural prejudice, to outright hostility and discrimination. Included are a number of living scientists, many of whom provide insights into their lives and scientific times. Those contributions, plus additional previously unavailable material, make this a volume of unprecedented scope and richness.
Unpaid Annotation
Features: - 400+ A-Z entries, each with bibliography for further reading- Inclusion of women from around the world- 50 illustrations
Description for Reader
Covers non-American women in science beginning with women who flourished around 1600 to those who started their careers by 1950, many of whom contributed to their own entries Provides biographical information on each woman including childhood, education, motivations, accomplishments, and challenges
Main Description
A comprehensive biographical guide to the scientific achievements, personal lives, and struggles of women scientists from around the globe.

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