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Magnificent Minds

Inspiring Women In Science



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Winner of: National Science Teachers Foundation/Children's Book Council, Outstanding Science Trade Book Award Against all odds...the paths forged by these 16 pioneering women in science are astonishing examples of unparalleled achievement and resilience that wove compelling tales of the women in history's evolving role in society. Here are a few you will meet: - Florence Nightingale as she introduces the use of statistics in public health - Marie Curie who is still the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in both physics and chemistry-and the only winner whose daughter also won a Nobel Prize - Laura Bassi one of the first women ever awarded a doctoral degree in 17th century Italy - Emmy Noether a founder of Abstract Algebra - Grace Hopper who's contributions were fundamental to the development of computing - Gertrude B. Elion who is one of the most prolific inventors of new drugs in the 20th century Full of information about the development of women in science over four centuries, this compelling narrative paints a very clear picture of the systemic bias that is still evidenced in the science world today. Through the triumphs of these remarkable women, you'll find role models and maybe, just

Product code: 9780989792479

ISBN 9780989792479
Dimensions H254xW203xS2
Publisher Tumblehome Learning
No. of pages 180
."..introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of sixteen women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, computer science, and medicine."