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American Women in Science by Martha J. BaileyThe text was written as a Canadian introduction to nursing leadership and management for undergraduate nursing students at the upper year level. The four main themes that run throughout this text are patient safety; communication in leadership; critical thinking, and research. The text focuses on issues that affect nurses working in the Canadian health care system including workplace bullying and burnout, and features case studies and self-quiz questions and more.
Publication Date: 1994
American Women in Science, 1950 to the Present by Martha J. BaileyThis fascinating biographical dictionary surveys the American women who have made significant contributions to major fields of scientific endeavor since 1950. * Biographical entries of female scientific figures from Jane Brody and Helen Mary Caldicott to Shirley Ann Jackson and Judith Kimble * All entries are indexed by profession, name, and subject * Bibliographic references and illustrations
American Women of Science Since 1900 by Tiffany K. WayneA comprehensive examination of American women scientists across the sciences throughout the 20th century, providing a rich historical context for understanding their achievements and the way they changed the practice of science. 500 alphabetically organized entries on American women scientists in the 20th century, including genetics pioneers Barbara McClintock and Rosalind Franklin, Scotchgard inventor Patsy Sherman, and developer of the word processor Evelyn Berezin. 50 brief essays on women in specific scientific disciplines, exploring how each specific field dealt with gender issues 10 essays on sociocultural issues, including gender in popular science, girls in scientific education, balancing career and family) Chronologies of important historical developments, professional awards, and scientific "firsts" Extensive bibliography of reference and other works cited in the entries as well as up-to-date bibliography of scholarly books, articles, and websites related to specific issues in women's science education and employment Indexes organized by subject, key word, and scientific discipline
Publication Date: 2011
American Women Scientists by Moira Davison ReynoldsFor most of the 20th century, American women had little encouragement to become scientists. In 1906, there were only 75 female scientists employed by academic institutions in the entire country. Despite considerable barriers, determined women have, however, decidedly distinguished themselves. Three examples of this are: astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, who discovered five novas and over 300 variable stars; mathematician and computer scientist Grace Hopper, who helped to invent the COBOL language; and anaesthesiologist Virginia Apgar who devised the universally used Apgar score to make a rapid evaluation of a newborn's condition just after delivery.
Black Women Scientists in the United States by Wini Warren"There is very little reference material on black scientists in the US and even less that includes black women scientists. This book fills a void... " --Choice "... a valuable new survey of a social group almost universally neglected by chroniclers of American culture... [an] admirable book... " --San Francisco Examiner "... an illuminating collection of more than 100 profiles... " --Publishers Weekly This pathbreaking book goes beyond the lip-service traditionally paid to Black women scientists and illuminates their scientific contributions, struggles, strategies, and triumphs. Drawn heavily from primary sources, Warren's original reference guide includes biographies of more than 100 Black women scientists in fields from anatomy and mathematics to psychology and zoology.
Publication Date: 2000
Contemporary Women Scientists by Lisa YountRecounts the lives and accomplishments of Helen Brooke Taussig, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Grace Murray Hopper, Chien-shiung Wu, Gertrude Belle Elion, Eugenie Clark, Jewel Plummer Cobb, Vera Cooper Rubin, Candace Beebe Pert, and Flossie Wong-Staal.
International Women in Science by Catharine M. C. HainesA comprehensive biographical guide to the scientific achievements, personal lives, and struggles of women scientists from around the globe. * A–Z entries from Madge Gertrude Adam to Audrey Wood, covering disciplines such as psychology, astronomy, physics, medicine, agriculture, paleontology, and more * Contributions from a number of women scientists practicing today * Photographs of scientists such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Maria Montessori * Full, end-of-entry bibliographies, a list of women scientists by specialty, and a comprehensive index
Publication Date: 2001
The Madame Curie Complex by Julie Des JardinsWhy are the fields of science and technology still considered to be predominantly male professions? The Madame Curie Complex moves beyond the most common explanations--limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men--to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences. Exploring the lives of Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Rosalyn Yalow, Barbara McClintock, Rachel Carson, and the women of the Manhattan Project, Julie Des Jardins considers their personal and professional stories in relation to their male counterparts--Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi--to demonstrate how the gendered culture of science molds the methods, structure, and experience of the work. With lively anecdotes and vivid detail, The Madame Curie Complex reveals how women scientists have often asked different questions, used different methods, come up with different explanations for phenomena in the natural world, and how they have forever transformed a scientist's role. Julie Des Jardins, the author of Women and the Historical Enterprise in America, is a professor of history at Baruch College, CUNY.
Publication Date: 2010
Notable Women in Mathematics by Charlene Morrow; Teri PerlThis volume features substantive biographical essays on 59 women from around the world who have made significant contributions to mathematics from antiquity to the present. Designed for secondary school students and the general public, each profile describes major life events, obstacles faced and overcome, educational and career milestones--including a discussion of mathematical research in non-technical terms--and interests outside of 2 promotics. Although the collection includes historical women, the emphasis is on contemporary mathematicians, many of whom have not been profiled in any previous work. The work also celebrates the contributions of minority women, including 10 African-American, Latina, and Asian mathematicians. Written by practicing mathematicians, teachers and researchers, these profiles give voice to the variety of pathways into mathematics that women have followed and the diversity of areas in which mathematics can work. Many profiles draw on interviews with the subject, and each includes a short list of suggested reading by and about the mathematician. Most mathematicians profiled stress the value, importance, and enjoyment of collaborative research, contradicting the prevailing notion that doing good mathematics requires isolation. This collection provides not only a substantial number of role models for girls interested in a career in mathematics, but also a unique depiction of a field that can offer a lifetime of challenge and enjoyment.
Publication Date: 1998
Notable Women in the Life Sciences by Benjamin F. Shearer; Barbara S. ShearerThis volume features substantive biographical essays on 97 world and American women scientists who have made significant contributions to the life sciences from antiquity to the present, with the emphasis on 20th century women. The essays go beyond the basic facts found in standard biographical dictionaries, however. Developmental influences, obstacles faced and overcome, and the efforts of these women to contribute to their chosen professions in spite of sometimes overwhelming disapproval of the establishment come alive in these portraits. Many of the living scientists profiled contributed interviews and autobiographical statements, which adds a vital and unique element to their profiles. Entries, written by 63 practicing scientists and researchers, explain the scientific work clearly in terms familiar to general readers and high school students. Each entry provides a fact box outlining major life events, including educational and career milestones, and concludes with sources for further reading. Twenty-nine photographs complement the text. Disciplines covered include anatomy, bacteriology, biology, botany, embryology, entomology, genetics, horticulture, medicine, ornithology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and zoology. Subjects were selected on the basis of historical importance and recognition awards such as Blackwell, Lasker and Watermann prizes, Nobel prizes, MacArthur Foundation Genius awards, and the National Medal of Science. Seen across time and disciplines, the lives of these dedicated scientists can serve as role models for young women pursuing careers in science.
Women in the Biological Sciences by Louise S. Grinstein; Carol A. Biermann; Rose K. RoseBiology textbooks and books on the history of science generally give a limited picture of the roles women have played in the growth and development of the biological sciences, mentioning primarily the Nobel laureates. This book provides a definitive archival collection of essays on a larger group of women, profiling both their work and their lives. The volume includes 65 representative women from different countries and eras, and from as many branches of biological investigation as possible. In addition to biographical information and an evaluation of the woman's career and significance, each entry provides a full bibliographic listing of works by and about the subject. The volume includes entries on women who have gained recognition through attainment of advanced degrees despite familial and societal pressures, innovative research results, influence exerted in teaching and guidance of students, active participation and leadership in professional societies, extensive scholarly publication, participation on journal editorial boards, extensive field experience, and influence on public and political scientific policymaking. A woman was considered eligible for inclusion if she met several of these criteria. Providing a historical perspective, the book is limited to women who were born before 1930 or are deceased.
Publication Date: 1997
Women Scientists from Antiquity to the Present by Caroline L. HerzenbergProvides information and biographical references for approximately 2500 women who have worked in the fields of science, medicine, engineering and technology from antiquity to the time this list was compiled. Scientists are listed alphabetically, with coded information which refers the reader to 130 works for further specific information on these women.
Publication Date: 1986
Women Scientists in America by Margaret W. Rossiter"A splendid book . . . Rossiter's tone in recounting [the struggle of women scientists] is never strident. A clear enough case emerges from the sources that she skillfully weaves into a tapestry of social trends and individual experience."New York Times