A to Z of Women in Science and Math : Revised EditionMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandA to Z of Women: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2007Description: 1 online resource (385 p.)ISBN: 9781438107950Subject(s): Women mathematicians -- Biography -- Encyclopedias | Women scientists -- Biography -- EncyclopediasGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A to Z of Women in Science and Math : Revised EditionDDC classification: 509.22 LOC classification: Q141 .Y675 2007Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Author''s Note; Introduction; Entries A to Z; Recommended Sources on Women Scientists and Mathematicians; Entries by Field; Entries by Country of Birth; Entries by Country of Major Scientific Activity; Entries by Year of Birth; Index
From ancient times to the present day, scientifically inclined women in many cultures have had to battle against the traditional belief that men are more cognitively adept than women. At times throughout history, women were persecuted for their attempts to break down traditional gender barriers. Today, women scientists and mathematicians must continue to defend the quality of their work and demand the respect they deserve in the mathematical and scientific communities."A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition" profiles 195 women who fought against these stereotypes throughout history and all over the world to forge new discoveries and theories that would eventually change the way we view science. This thoroughly revised book updates the story of each individual to the present day and features 38 new profiles. Among the profiles included are those of chemists, astronomers, geologists, environmental scientists, and a range of other professions and careers. In addition, new photographs have been added, and the bibliography has been updated. Subject indexes allow the reader to search by such professions as "microbiology" and "paleontology."Additional subject indexes organize individuals by country of birth, country of major scientific activity, and year of birth.
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