10 women who changed science and the world / Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans ; foreword by Athene Donald.

By: Whitlock, Catherine [author.]Contributor(s): Evans, Rhodri [author.] | Donald, A. M. (Athene Margaret), 1953- [writer of foreword.]Series: Trailblazers, pioneers, and revolutionariesPublisher: New York, New York : Diversion Books, [2019]Copyright date: 2019Edition: First Diversion books editionDescription: xvi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781635766103; 1635766109; 9781472137432; 1472137434Other title: Ten women who changed science and the worldSubject(s): Women scientists -- Biography | Women in science -- HistoryDDC classification: 509.252 LOC classification: Q141 | .W57 2019Summary: Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements. These scientists overcame significant obstacles, often simply because they were women their science and their lives were driven by personal tragedies and shaped by seismic world events. What drove these remarkable women to cure previously incurable diseases, disprove existing theories or discover new sources of energy? Some were rewarded with the Nobel Prize for their pioneering achievements - Madame Curie, twice - others were not and, even if they had, many are not household names. Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient women persevered with their research, whether creating life-saving drugs or expanding our knowledge of the cosmos. By daring to ask 'How?' and 'Why?' and persevering against the odds, each of these women, in a variety of ways, has made the world a better place.Summary: Whitlock and Evans introduce us to some of the women-- physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors-- who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions. These scientists overcame significant obstacles, often simply because they were women. Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient women persevered with their research, whether creating life-saving drugs or expanding our knowledge of the cosmos. By daring to ask 'How?' and 'Why?' and persevering against the odds, each of these women has made the world a better place. -- adapted from jacket
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-275) and index.

Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements. These scientists overcame significant obstacles, often simply because they were women their science and their lives were driven by personal tragedies and shaped by seismic world events. What drove these remarkable women to cure previously incurable diseases, disprove existing theories or discover new sources of energy? Some were rewarded with the Nobel Prize for their pioneering achievements - Madame Curie, twice - others were not and, even if they had, many are not household names. Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient women persevered with their research, whether creating life-saving drugs or expanding our knowledge of the cosmos. By daring to ask 'How?' and 'Why?' and persevering against the odds, each of these women, in a variety of ways, has made the world a better place.

Whitlock and Evans introduce us to some of the women-- physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors-- who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions. These scientists overcame significant obstacles, often simply because they were women. Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient women persevered with their research, whether creating life-saving drugs or expanding our knowledge of the cosmos. By daring to ask 'How?' and 'Why?' and persevering against the odds, each of these women has made the world a better place. -- adapted from jacket

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