Remarkable minds : seventeen more pioneering women in science and medicine (#0750HU9)

by Noyce, Pendred

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Hardcover Tumblehome Learning, Inc., 2016
Price: USD 16.50
Description: 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Dewey: 509.2; Int Lvl: YA
LEX 1200L


From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-183).;Fire and living force : Emilie du Chatelet - physics -- Reluctant prodigy : Maria Gaetana Agnesi - mathematics -- Flesh and bones : Marie-Genevieve-Charlotte Thiroux d'Arconville - chemistry -- The shimmering cloth : Elizabeth Fulhame - chemistry -- Numbers and vibrating plates : Sophie Germain - mathematics -- Electrical suffragette : Hertha Ayrton - electrical engineering and physics -- Anatomical researcher : Florence Rena Sabin - medical sciences -- Starburst traces of cosmic rays : Marietta Blau - physics -- Energy cycle : Gerty Cori - medicine and biochemistry -- Artificial radiation : Irene Joliot-Curie - physics -- Saving blue babies : Helen Taussig - medical sciences -- What stars are made of : Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin - astronomy -- Nuclear shell model : Maria Goeppert Mayer - physics -- Nerve growth factor : Rita Levi-Montalcini - neuroscience and medicine -- Chemotherapy pioneer : Jane Cooke Wright - medical sciences -- From charcoal to viruses : Rosalind E. Franklin - chemistry -- Antibodies for diagnosis : Rosalyn Sussman Yalow - medical sciences. Profiles seventeen women of science and medicine and features anecdotes, quotations, illustrations, and timelines.

From the Publisher
Winner: 2015 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year, Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's) Full of the inspirational stories girls need for exploring a future in science For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue a new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of 16 women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and medicine. Some of the notable women portrayed in the book include French mathematician Marie-Sophie Germain, known for her work in Elasticity theory, differential geometry, and number theory; Scottish chemist Elizabeth Fulhame, best known for her 1794 work An Essay on Combustion ; and Rita Levi-Montalcini, who, with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor. A companion volume to Magnificent Minds by the same author, this book offers inspiration to all girls and young women considering a life in the sciences.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Tumblehome Learning, Inc.
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: 509.2
  • Classifications: Collective Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-9907829-0-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9907829-0-2
  • LCCN: 2015-907841
  • Follett Number: 0750HU9
  • Interest Level: YA
  • Lexile: 1200L

Reviews & Awards
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/15
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 10/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (November 1, 2015 (Online))
Grades 9-12. Although Irène Joliot-Curie won her own Nobel Prize in chemistry, most readers will probably be more familiar with her mother, Marie Curie. Many of the other 16 female scientists featured in this collective biography have also been overlooked or forgotten by history, often because of their gender. Arranged chronologically, the book looks at pioneering women (born between 1706 and 1921 in the United States and Europe) in physics, chemistry, astronomy, electrical engineering, medicine, and mathematics. Among them are Sophie Germain, whose work in elasticity helped establish mathematical physics as an area of study, and Helen Taussig, whose research in pediatric congenital heart abnormalities began saving children’s lives. Each entry provides an overview of the scientist’s personal and professional lives and describes each woman’s obstacles and accomplishments in relation to her time period. In the introduction, the author explains the inclusion of only one scientist of color due to lack of opportunities earlier in history. Time lines, archival photographs and reproductions, sidebars, and highlighted quotations add useful visuals to the scholarly text.

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