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Midland Book #0813: Women of Science: Righting the Record

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Publisher Comments:

Women of Science is a collection of essays dealing with contributions women have made to various scientific disciplines, written by women scientists in those disciplines. The areas covered are: astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics. The women who have written these essays are, for the most part, not professional historians, but rather scientific professionals who felt the necessity of researching the contributions women have made to the devlopment of their fields.

The essays are unique, not only because they recover lost women who made significant contributions to their disciplines, but also because they are written with a depth of understanding that only a scientist working in a specific area can have.

The essays will be of interest not only to students (especially women students) of science who may be unaware of the many contributions women have made, but also to readers of the history of science whoses texts more often than not fail to include the work of most women scientists.

Book News Annotation:

Paper reissue of the IUP edition originally published in 1990 (and still listed in Books in Print [the Aug. 1993 issue on CD-ROM], at $39.95).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Women of Science focuses on accomplishments of women in astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics. It confirms what other recent work has shown: past women scientists worked outside of "traditional" academic teaching and research positions and, thus, are frequently invisible in the professional scientific literature.

Synopsis:

'For too many years, and for too many reasons, the capabilities of women have been repressed and ignored. Women of Science presents ample evidence of the important scientific contributions made by women. Yet this book is more than a reference--it is delightful and inspiring reading' --Association for Women in Science Magazine

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction, by G. Kass-Simon

Women in the Field: The Role of Women in Archaeology before 1960

Cynthia Irwin-Williams

Women in Geology

Michele L. Aldrich

Straying from Their Orbits: Women in Astronomy in America

Pamela E. Mack

Contributors to American Mathematics: An Overview and Selection

Judy Green and Jeanne Laduke

Women in the Intellectual Development of Engineering: A Study in Persistence and Systems of Thought

Martha Moore Trescott

Intellectual Contributions of Women to Physics

L.M.Jones

Biology Is Destiny

G. Kass-Simon

Women in Medical Science

Partricia Farnes

Women in Chemistry

Jane A. Miller

Women in Crystallography

Maureen M. Julian

Afterword

Patricia Farnes

Contributors

Name Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253208132
Editor:
Kass-Simon, G.
Editor:
Nash, Deborah
Editor:
Kass-Simon, G.
Editor:
Nash, Deborah
Editor:
Farnes, Patricia
Author:
Farnes, Patricia
Author:
Fames, Patricia
Author:
Farnes, Patricia M.D.
Author:
Kass-Simon, Gabriele
Author:
Patricia Farnes M.D.
Author:
Nash, Deborah
Author:
Kass-Simon, G.
Editor:
Farnes, Patricia
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women in science
Subject:
Women scientists
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Midland Book
Series Volume:
0813
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
61 bandw photos
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 in

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Product details 420 pages Indiana University Press - English 9780253208132 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Women of Science focuses on accomplishments of women in astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics. It confirms what other recent work has shown: past women scientists worked outside of "traditional" academic teaching and research positions and, thus, are frequently invisible in the professional scientific literature.
"Synopsis" by ,
'For too many years, and for too many reasons, the capabilities of women have been repressed and ignored. Women of Science presents ample evidence of the important scientific contributions made by women. Yet this book is more than a reference--it is delightful and inspiring reading' --Association for Women in Science Magazine
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