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Main Title Nobel Prize women in science : their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveries /
Author McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch.
Publisher Carol Pub. Group,
Year Published 1993
OCLC Number 26974045
ISBN 1559721464; 9781559721462
Subjects Women Nobel Prize winners--Biography ; Women scientists--Biography ; Science--Awards ; Nobel Prizes ; Women--Biography ; Nobel Prize--Biography
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM WISE Q141.B42 1993 2 cys WISE Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013
ELAM  Q141.B42 1993 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 07/27/2015
EOAM  Q141.B42 1993 WISE Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/04/1994
Collation xi, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Birch Lane Press book." Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-400) and index.
Contents Notes
A passion for discovery -- Marie Sk±odowska Curie -- Lise Meitner -- Emmy Noether -- Gerty Radnitz Cori -- Iráene 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.