Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Swaby’s vivid profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. This fascinating tour reveals 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats.
Short biographies of eight women who excelled in various scientific fields: Ellen Swallow Richards, Nettie Maria Stevens, Annie Jump Canon, Alice Hamilton, Florence Sabin, Alice Catherine Evans, Grace Murray Hopper, and Gertrude Belle Elion.
Notable Women in the Physical Sciences features substantive biographical essays on 96 world and American women scientists who have made significant contributions to the physical sciences from antiquity to the present.
Resilience and Success charts the education and career trajectories of African American women scientists and sheds light as to why young African American females drop off the science map in high school.
Throughout the 19th century, women inventors developed significant technologies, yet, because of complex cultural barriers and the pervasive image of the inventor as male, their technological contributions have until now been ignored and undervalued. This study, the first to focus exclusively on 19th-century women, explores the fascinating relationship between women and technology.
This book examines the career development of female scientific pioneers. Drawing from existing biographical and ethnographical data, the author analyzes the life and career histories of ten extraordinary female scientists.
The author explores the lives and alchemist practice of some outstanding women. This book covers the history of science, biography, classical Jungian psychology, women’s studies, theology, and even the occult sciences. Readers will learn about sixteenth to seventeenth century politics, religion, scientific inquiries, and medical discoveries.
While this book is geared toward women who are considering getting into tech, or those who want to take their career to the next level, it combines the practical career advice with inspiring personal stories from successful female tech professionals Brianna Wu the founder of Giant Spacekat, Angie Chang, thefounder of Women 2.0, Keren Elazari, a TED speaker and cybersecurity expert, Katie Cunningham, aPython educator and developer, Miah Johnson, asenior systems administrator, Kristin Toth Smith, atech executive and inventor, and Kamilah Taylor, amobile app and social network developer.
Profiles the careers and lives of leading women scientists and inventors, including Lise Meitner who discovered nuclear fission, Virginia Apgar who developed Apgar score, and Jane Goodall who discovered that chimpanzees have similar social behavior to humans.
History of American women scientists focuses on their pioneering efforts and contributions from 1972 to the present. Central to this story are the struggles and successes of women scientists in the era of affirmative action.
This book exposes the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work.