Nobel Prize women in science : their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveries Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.

By: McGrayne, Sharon BertschPublisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, 1993Description: xi, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1559721464; 9781559721462Subject(s): Women Nobel Prize winners -- Biography | Women scientists -- Biography | Science -- Awards | Nobel Prizes | Women -- Biography | Nobel Prize -- Biography | Nobel Prizes | Science -- Awards | Women Nobel Prize winners | Women scientistsGenre/Form: Biography.LOC classification: Q141 | .B42 1993
Contents:
A passion for discovery -- Marie Skłodowska Curie -- Lise Meitner -- Emmy Noether -- Gerty Radnitz Cori -- Irene Joliot-Curie -- Barbara McClintock -- Maria Goeppert Mayer -- Rita Levi-Montalcini -- Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin -- Chien-Shiung Wu -- Gertrude Elion -- Rosalind Franklin -- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow -- Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
Summary: Exploring the reasons why only nine of the more than 300 recipients of the Nobel Prize in science have been women, science writer McGrayne examines the lives and achievements of 14 women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. Their stories are case studies of triumph over relentless gender discrimination. B & w photographs throughout.
List(s) this item appears in: Celebrating Women in STEM and the Workplace
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"A Birch Lane Press book."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-400) and index.

A passion for discovery -- Marie Skłodowska Curie -- Lise Meitner -- Emmy Noether -- Gerty Radnitz Cori -- Irene Joliot-Curie -- Barbara McClintock -- Maria Goeppert Mayer -- Rita Levi-Montalcini -- Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin -- Chien-Shiung Wu -- Gertrude Elion -- Rosalind Franklin -- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow -- Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Exploring the reasons why only nine of the more than 300 recipients of the Nobel Prize in science have been women, science writer McGrayne examines the lives and achievements of 14 women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. Their stories are case studies of triumph over relentless gender discrimination. B & w photographs throughout.

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