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Women in Science and Math, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Lisa Yount
  • From the Series: A to Z of Women
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  • ISBN-10: 1438150091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-5009-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 509.2
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Praise for the previous edition:

"...empowering...a great addition to a high school or community college library."—American Reference Books Annual

"The usefulness of this resource lies not only in the balanced group of profiles that have been assembled, providing a valuable tool for teachers and curriculum developers, but also in the readable and engaging entries themselves...this well-researched and appealing resource is recommended for high-school and public library reference collections."—Booklist

"The entries are informative and written in a lively, engaging style...a pleasure to read as well as an invaluable resource...highly readable and accessible...a priority choice for high school libraries. Highly Recommended."—Library Media Connection

From ancient times to the present day, scientifically inclined women in many cultures have had to battle against the traditional belief that men are more cognitively adept than women. At times throughout history, women were persecuted for their attempts to break down traditional gender barriers. Today, women scientists and mathematicians must continue to defend the quality of their work and demand the respect they deserve in the mathematical and scientific communities.

A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Third Edition profiles more than 200 women who fought against these stereotypes throughout history and all over the world to forge new discoveries and theories that would eventually change the way we view science. This new edition updates the story of each individual to the present day. Among the profiles included are those of chemists, astronomers, geologists, environmental scientists, and a range of other professions and careers.

This extensive eBook also features a general bibliography that directs the reader to sources for further information.

Profiles include:

  • Agnodice: Greek physician
  • Elizabeth Blackwell: British/American physician
  • Fan Rong Kung Chung: Taiwanese-American mathematician
  • Gerty Cori: Czech-American biochemist
  • Marie Curie: French physicist and chemist
  • Dian Fossey: American zoologist
  • Rosalind Franklin: British chemist
  • Temple Grandin: American animal scientist
  • Hildegarde of Bingen: German botanist and physician
  • Mae Jemison: American physician
  • Reatha Belle Clark King: American chemist
  • Margaret Mead: American anthropologist
  • Lise Meitner: German/Swedish physicist
  • Nalini M. Nadkarni: American ecologist
  • Adriana C. Ocampo: Colombian-American astronomer and geologist
  • Tomoko Ohta: Japanese geneticist
  • Vandana Shiva: Indian physicist and ecologist
  • Maxine Singer: American biochemist and geneticist
  • Maxine Tharp: American geologist
  • Sherry Turkle: American psychologist
  • Florence Muringi Wambugu: Kenyan molecular biologist and geneticist.



About the Author(s)

Lisa Yount is a graduate of Stanford University in English and creative writing. For approximately 45 years, she has written educational materials for young people. She has written or edited more than 50 books, nine of which have won awards or been included on "most recommended" lists. Ms. Yount's books for Facts On File and Chelsea House include Forensic Science, Modern Marine Science, Energy Supply, Patients' Rights in the Age of Managed Health Care, A to Z of Biologists, and many volumes in the Makers of Modern Science and Trailblazers in Science and Technology sets.

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