By Tiffany K. Wayne Ph.D.
A accomplished exam of yank girls scientists around the sciences in the course of the twentieth century, delivering a wealthy historic context for figuring out their achievements and how they replaced the perform of science.
500 alphabetically geared up entries on American ladies scientists within the twentieth century, together with genetics pioneers Barbara McClintock and Rosalind Franklin, Scotchgard inventor Patsy Sherman, and developer of the be aware processor Evelyn Berezin.
50 short essays on girls in particular clinical disciplines, exploring how each one particular box handled gender issues
10 essays on sociocultural concerns, together with gender in well known technological know-how, ladies in clinical schooling, balancing occupation and family)
Chronologies of significant historic advancements, specialist awards, and clinical "firsts"
Extensive bibliography of reference and different works stated within the entries in addition to up to date bibliography of scholarly books, articles, and internet sites with regards to particular concerns in women's technology schooling and employment
Indexes equipped by way of topic, key be aware, and clinical discipline
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American Women of Science since 1900 by Tiffany K. Wayne Ph.D.