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Author Whitlock, Catherine, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, New York : Diversion Books, 2019.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  509.252 WHI    Available
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Edition First Diversion Books edition.
Description xvi, 288 pages, illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "Trailblazers, pioneers, and revolutionaries"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: (pages 272-275) and index.
Contents Foreword / Athene Donald -- Introduction -- 1. Virginia Apgar -- 2. Rachel Carson -- 3. Marie Curie -- 4. Gertrude Elion -- 5. Dorothy Hodgkin -- 6. Henrietta Leavitt -- 7. Rita Levi-Montalcini -- 8. Lise Meitner -- 9. Elsie Widdowson -- 10. Chen-shiung Wu -- Glossary.
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.
Subject Women scientists -- History.
Women scientists -- Biography.
Women in science -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Evans, Rhodri, author.
Donald, Athene, writer of foreword.
Added Title Ten women who changed science and the world
ISBN 9781635766103 (hardback)
1635766109 (hardback)
9781472137432 (paperback)
1472137434 (paperback)
9781635766097 (ebook)

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