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

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

Label
10 women who changed science and the world
Title
10 women who changed science and the world
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans ; foreword by Athene Donald
Title variation
Ten women who changed science, and the world
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Whitlock, Catherine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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  • Evans, Rhodri
  • Donald, A. M.
Series statement
Trailblazers, pioneers, and revolutionaries
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  • Women scientists
  • Women scientists
  • Women in science
  • Women in science
  • Women scientists
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Label
10 women who changed science and the world, Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans ; foreword by Athene Donald
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Marie Curie
  • 4.
  • Gertrude Elion
  • 5.
  • Dorothy Hodgkin
  • 6.
  • Henrietta Leavitt
  • 7.
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini
  • 8.
  • Foreword
  • Lise Meitner
  • 9.
  • Elsie Widdowson
  • 10.
  • Chen-Shiung Wu
  • Glossary
  • Athene Donald
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Virginia Apgar
  • 2.
  • Rachel Carson
  • 3.
Control code
940362514
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Diversion books edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781472137432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300, 520, 700
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)940362514
Label
10 women who changed science and the world, Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans ; foreword by Athene Donald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Marie Curie
  • 4.
  • Gertrude Elion
  • 5.
  • Dorothy Hodgkin
  • 6.
  • Henrietta Leavitt
  • 7.
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini
  • 8.
  • Foreword
  • Lise Meitner
  • 9.
  • Elsie Widdowson
  • 10.
  • Chen-Shiung Wu
  • Glossary
  • Athene Donald
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Virginia Apgar
  • 2.
  • Rachel Carson
  • 3.
Control code
940362514
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Diversion books edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781472137432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300, 520, 700
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)940362514

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