9780309072700

Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles and Momentous Discoveries

  • ISBN 13:

    9780309072700

  • ISBN 10:

    0309072700

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/01/2001
  • Publisher: NATL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

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Summary

In this updated version of Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores the reasons for the astonishing disparity in the number of Nobel Prizes awarded to women. She examines the lives and achievements of 15 women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. The book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and researchers and their passionate love of science that ultimately allowed them to prevail.Nobel Prize Women in Science is a revealing look into the history of science and the critical and inspiring role that women have played in the drama of scientific progress.

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