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The Resource Ten women who changed science, and the world, Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans

Ten women who changed science, and the world, Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans

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Ten women who changed science, and the world
Title
Ten women who changed science, and the world
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans
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Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Whitlock, Catherine
Dewey number
509.252
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Evans, Rhodri
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  • Women scientists
  • Women scientists
  • Women in science
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Ten women who changed science, and the world, Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 291-293) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn940362514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume,
Isbn
9781635766103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)940362514
Label
Ten women who changed science, and the world, Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 291-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn940362514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume,
Isbn
9781635766103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)940362514

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