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Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, Second Edition

 
 
 
 
Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, Second Edition
Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
ISBN 13: 9780309072700
ISBN 10: 309072700
Edition: 2nd Rev ed.
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
Publication Date: 2001-03-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $19.95
 
 

In Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores the reason for this astonishing disparity. She does so by examining the lives and achievements of fourteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. It tells the dramatic stories of the relentless discrimination these women faced in universities, both as studenst seeking a scientific education and as researchers who wish to make their careers in scientific study and discovery. Their accomplishments were due to two factors: they were in love with science itself and were passionately determined to succeed.

The book begins with Marie Curie, the scientist who unlocked the secrets of radioactivity, the key to understanding the human nucleus, and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in science, in 1903.

Polish American Journal

"Fascinating stories of the personal lives of these women as well as their scientific work provide compelling reading. ...an excellent gift for...anyone interested in science."