Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine

Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine

by Pendred E. Noyce


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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, and Scottish chemist Elizabeth Fulhame, best known for her 1794 work An Essay on Combustion. A companion volume to Magnificent Minds by the same author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943431137
Publisher: Tumblehome Learning, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: Magnificent Minds Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 622,067
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a physician, advocate for science education, and mother of five. Her past books for children include the award-winning Lexicon series from Scarletta Press and several Galactic Academy of Science adventures with inset mini-biographies of scientists from Tumblehome Learning.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 9

1 Fire and Living Force Émilie Du Châtelet - Physics 13

2 Reluctant Prodigy Maria Gaetana Agnesi - Mathematics 21

3 Flesh and Bones Marie-Geneviève-Charlotte Thiroux d' Arconville - Chemistry 27

4 The Shimmering Cloth Elizabeth Fulhame - Chemistry 35

5 Numbers and Vibrating Plates Sophie Germain - Mathematics 41

6 Electrical Suffragette Hertha Ayrton - Electrical Engineering and Physics 49

7 Anatomical Researcher Florence Rena Sabin - Medical Sciences 59

8 Starburst Traces of Cosmic Rays Marietta Blau - Physics 67

9 Energy Cycle Gerty Cori - Medicine and Biochemistry 79

10 Artificial Radiation Irène Joliot-Curie - Physics 89

11 Saving Blue Babies Helen Taussig - Medical Sciences 101

12 What Stars Are Made Of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin - Astronomy 113

13 Nuclear Shell Model Maria Goeppert Mayer - Physics 123

14 Nerve Growth Factor Rita Levi-Montalcini - Neuroscience and Medicine 133

15 Chemotherapy Pioneer Jane Cooke Wright - Medical Sciences 145

16 From Charcoal to Viruses Rosalind E. Franklin - Chemistry

17 Antibodies for Diagnosis Rosalyn Sussman Yalow - Medical Sciences 171

Further Reading 182

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