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Headstrong : 52 women who changed science-- and the world / Rachel Swaby.

By: Swaby, Rachel.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: xiv, 273 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780553446791 ( pbk : alk. paper) :; 0553446797 ( pbk : alk. paper).Subject(s): Women scientists -- Biography | Women astronomers -- Biography | Women physicians -- Biography | Women biologists -- Biography | Women physicists -- Biography | Women mathematicians -- BiographyGenre/Form: Collected biographies.DDC classification: 509.2/52
Contents:
Medicine -- Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906) -- Anna Williams (1863-1954) -- Alice Ball (1892-1916) -- Gerti Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) -- Helen Brooke Taussing (1898-1986) -- Elsie Widdowson (1906-2000) -- Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) -- Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) -- Gertrude Elion (1918-1999) -- Jane Wright (1919-2013) -- Biology and the environment -- Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) -- Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794-1871) -- Mary Anning (1799-1847) -- Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) -- Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) -- Alice Evans (1881-1975) -- Tilly Edinger (1897-1967) -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) -- Ruth Patrick (1907-2013) -- Genetics and development -- Nettie Stevens (1861-1912) -- Hilde Mangold (1898-1924) -- Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994) -- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) -- Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch (1907-2007) -- Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) -- Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) -- Anne McLaren (1927-2007) -- Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) -- Physics -- �Emilie du Ch�atelet (1706-1749) -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968) -- Ir�ene Juliot-Curie (1897-1956) -- Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972) -- Marguerite Perey (1909-1975) -- Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) -- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921-2011) -- Earth and stars -- Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) -- Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) -- Inge Lehmann (1888-1993) -- Marie Tharp (1920-2006) -- Yvonne Brill (1924-2013) -- Sally Ride (1951-2012) -- Math and technology -- Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) -- Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) -- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) -- Sophie Kowalevski (1850-1891) -- Emmy Noether (1882-1935) -- Mary Cartwright (1900-1998) -- Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) -- Invention -- Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) -- Hedy Lamarr (1913-2000) -- Ruth Benerito (1916-2013) -- Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014).
Summary: "Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index.

Medicine -- Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906) -- Anna Williams (1863-1954) -- Alice Ball (1892-1916) -- Gerti Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) -- Helen Brooke Taussing (1898-1986) -- Elsie Widdowson (1906-2000) -- Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) -- Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) -- Gertrude Elion (1918-1999) -- Jane Wright (1919-2013) -- Biology and the environment -- Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) -- Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794-1871) -- Mary Anning (1799-1847) -- Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) -- Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) -- Alice Evans (1881-1975) -- Tilly Edinger (1897-1967) -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) -- Ruth Patrick (1907-2013) -- Genetics and development -- Nettie Stevens (1861-1912) -- Hilde Mangold (1898-1924) -- Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994) -- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) -- Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch (1907-2007) -- Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) -- Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) -- Anne McLaren (1927-2007) -- Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) -- Physics -- �Emilie du Ch�atelet (1706-1749) -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968) -- Ir�ene Juliot-Curie (1897-1956) -- Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972) -- Marguerite Perey (1909-1975) -- Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) -- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921-2011) -- Earth and stars -- Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) -- Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) -- Inge Lehmann (1888-1993) -- Marie Tharp (1920-2006) -- Yvonne Brill (1924-2013) -- Sally Ride (1951-2012) -- Math and technology -- Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) -- Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) -- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) -- Sophie Kowalevski (1850-1891) -- Emmy Noether (1882-1935) -- Mary Cartwright (1900-1998) -- Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) -- Invention -- Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) -- Hedy Lamarr (1913-2000) -- Ruth Benerito (1916-2013) -- Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014).

"Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.

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