Ladies in the Laboratory American and British Women in Science 1800 1900

Ladies in the Laboratory  American and British Women in Science  1800 1900 Author Mary R. S. Creese
ISBN-10 9780585276847
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 452
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A systematic survey and comparison of the work of 19th-century American and British women in scientific research, this book covers the two countries in which women of the period were most active in scientific work and examines all the fields in which they were engaged. The field-by-field examination brings out patterns and concentrations in women's research (in both countries) and allows a systematic comparison of the two national groups. Through this comparison, new insights are provided into how the national patterns developed and what they meant, in terms of both the process of women's entry into research and the contributions they made there. Ladies in the Laboratory? features a specialized bibliography of nineteenth century research journal publications by women, created from the London Royal Society's Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900. In addition, 23 illustrations present in condensed form information about American and British women's scientific publications throughout the nineteenth century. This well-organized blend of individual life stories and quantitative information presents a great deal of new data and field-by-field analysis; its broad and methodical coverage will make it a basic work for everyone interested in the story of women's participation in nineteenth century science.



Advancing Women in Science

Advancing Women in Science Author Willie Pearson
ISBN-10 9783319086293
Release 2015-04-23
Pages 344
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Many countries have implemented policies to increase the number and quality of scientific researchers as a means to foster innovation and spur economic development and progress. To that end, grounded in a view of women as a rich, yet underutilized knowledge and labor resource, a great deal of recent attention has focused on encouraging women to pursue education and careers in science — even in countries with longstanding dominant patriarchal regimes. Yet, overall, science remains an area in which girls and women are persistently disadvantaged. This book addresses that situation. It bridges the gap between individual- and societal-level perspectives on women in science in a search for systematic solutions to the challenge of building an inclusive and productive scientific workforce capable of creating the innovation needed for economic growth and societal wellbeing. This book examines both the role of gender as an organizing principle of social life and the relative position of women scientists within national and international labor markets. Weaving together and engaging research on globalization, the social organization of science, and gendered societal relations as key social forces, this book addresses critical issues affecting women’s contributions and participation in science. Also, while considering women’s representation in science as a whole, examinations of women in the chemical sciences, computing, mathematics and statistics are offered as examples to provide insights into how differing disciplinary cultures, functional tasks and socio-historical conditions can affect the advancement of women in science relative to important variations in educational and occupational realities. Edited by three social scientists recognized for their expertise in science and technology policy, education, workforce participation, and stratification, this book includes contributions from an intellectually diverse group of international scholars and analysts and features compelling cases and initiatives from around the world, with implications for research, industry practice, education and policy development.



A to Z of Women in Science and Math

A to Z of Women in Science and Math Author Lisa Yount
ISBN-10 9781438107950
Release 2007
Pages 385
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From ancient times to the present day, scientifically inclined women in many cultures have had to battle against the traditional belief that men are more cognitively adept than women. At times throughout history, women were persecuted for their attempts to break down traditional gender barriers. Today, women scientists and mathematicians must continue to defend the quality of their work and demand the respect they deserve in the mathematical and scientific communities.A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition profiles 195 women who fought against these stereotypes throughout history and all over the world to forge new discoveries and theories that would eventually change the way we view science. This thoroughly revised book updates the story of each individual to the present day and features 38 new profiles. Among the profiles included are those of chemists, astronomers, geologists, environmental scientists, and a range of other professions and careers. In addition, new photographs have been added, and the bibliography has been updated. Subject indexes allow the reader to search by such professions as microbiology and paleontology.Additional subject indexes organize individuals by country of birth, country of major scientific activity, and year of birth.



The Madame Curie Complex

The Madame Curie Complex Author Des Julie
ISBN-10 1558616551
Release 2010-03-01
Pages 320
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The real-life stories behind the gendering of science.



Nobel Prize Women in Science

Nobel Prize Women in Science Author Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
ISBN-10 9780309072700
Release 2001-03-12
Pages 464
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Since 1901 there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only ten of them -- about 3 percent -- have been women. Why? In this updated version of Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores the reasons for this astonishing disparity by examining the lives and achievements of fifteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize - winning project. The book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. Their success was due to the fact that they were passionately in love with science. The book begins with Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Readers are then introduced to Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Barbara McClintock, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Rosalind Franklin. These and other remarkable women portrayed here struggled against gender discrimination, raised families, and became political and religious leaders. They were mountain climbers, musicians, seamstresses, and gourmet cooks. Above all, they were strong, joyful women in love with discovery. Nobel Prize Women in Science is a startling and revealing look into the history of science and the critical and inspiring role that women have played in the drama of scientific progress.



Women in Science

Women in Science Author Vivian Gornick
ISBN-10 9781558617445
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 176
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This twenty-fifth anniversary edition captures the experience of women in science over the past half century.



Women in Science

Women in Science Author Rachel Ignotofsky
ISBN-10 9781526360632
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 128
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A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...



Women in Science

Women in Science Author Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie
ISBN-10 026265038X
Release 1986
Pages 254
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"Was Marie Curie the only woman in science?" This question, asked by a college student trying to write an essay on women in science, planted a seed that grew over a decade of research into this informative and accessible biographical dictionary and bibliography. At the heart of this biographical dictionary are profiles of 186 women whose work is representative of the participation of women in the science of their time and culture. Despite the increasing attention devoted to women's history in recent years, our knowledge of many of these women is still meager, and the book will serve as much as a guide to future research as a resource for historians, librarians, students, and the general public. The book opens with a substantial essay relating the general state of science and philosophical ideas about the role of women in society to the actual participation of women in science over the past two and a half millennia. The classified, annotated bibliography that completes the book can be used as a general research tool as well as a source of information about the particular women whose lives are sketched in this work. The entries provide basic information on their subjects, are referenced to primary sources and other materials in the bibliography, and share an easily flowing narrative style. Beyond that, the length, approach, and focus of the entries have been allowed to vary within an appropriate range to suit the particular women whose lives they recount and whose achievements they evaluate.



International Women in Science

International Women in Science Author Catharine M. C. Haines
ISBN-10 9781576070901
Release 2001
Pages 383
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"From aviators to zoologists, the A-Z entries of this volume include a significant number of living scientists, some of whom have contributed material. By personally corresponding with these women, visiting obscure museums and archives, and uncovering many primary sources, Catharine M. C. Haines has collected in one volume a scope of information that can be found nowhere else. Full end-of-entry bibliographies, a list of the women scientists by specialty, and a comprehensive index make this title an indispensable starting point for further research on international female scientists."--BOOK JACKET.



Athena Unbound

Athena Unbound Author Henry Etzkowitz
ISBN-10 0521787386
Release 2000-10-19
Pages 282
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An inquiry into why there are so few women scientists discusses the subtle factors that contribute to the marginalization of women scientists and compares the status of women scientists in different countries.



Women in Science

Women in Science Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017704878
Release 1988*
Pages 262
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Provides a list and description of the work of women in science at the National Institutes of Health.



Hypatia s Heritage

Hypatia s Heritage Author Margaret Alic
ISBN-10 0807067318
Release 1986
Pages 230
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Portrays the lives and recovers the scientific contributions of women whose names have been left out of history books



Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives

Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives Author Pnina G. Abir-Am
ISBN-10 0813512565
Release 1987
Pages 365
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Focuses on 19th and 20th century American and European women scientists. Great introduction by the editors of essays written by 12 women historians. References, notes and a decent index helps for further reading and wondering when the "men of science" will wake up and smell the coffee



The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science Author Marilyn Ogilvie
ISBN-10 9781135963422
Release 2003-12-16
Pages 798
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Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this milestone reference combines "facts-fronted" fast access to biographical details with highly readable accounts and analyses of nearly 3000 scientists' lives, works, and accomplishments. For all academic and public libraries' science and women's studies collections.



Women in Science

Women in Science Author Ruth Watts
ISBN-10 9781134526512
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 320
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The first book of its kind to provide a full and comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science. Women in Science includes a detailed survey of the history behind the popular subject and engages the reader with a theoretical and informed understanding with significant issues like science and race, gender and technology and masculinity. It moves beyond the historical work on women and science by avoiding focusing on individual women scientists.



The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave Author Monique Frize
ISBN-10 9780776607252
Release 2009
Pages 348
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The author introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of science and engineering. She focuses on the history of women's education in mathematics and science through the ages, from antiquity to the Enlightenment. While opportunities for women were often purposely limited, she reveals how many women found ways to explore science outside of formal education. The book examines the lives and work of three women - Sophie Germain, Mileva Einstein, and Rosalind Franklin - that provide excellent examples of how women's contributions to science have been dismissed, ignored or stolen outright. She concludes with an in-depth look at women's participation in science and engineering throughout the twentieth century.



A hand up

A hand up Author Deborah C. Fort
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062886190
Release 1995-12
Pages 352
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Interviews with 37 women scientists and students in which they share what helped them enter the sciences, what they found there, and what helped them stay in areas which are often hostile to women. Twenty short papers from women scientists, educators, and philosophers give advice on broad philosophical questions, education, professional matters, and gender issues.