Scientific Pioneers

Scientific Pioneers

Women Succeeding in Science

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "Joyce Tang analyzes the life and career histories of ten extraordinary female scientists--Marie Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie, Margaret Mead, Barbara McClintock, Maria Goeppert-Meyer, Rachel Carson, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Dorothy Hodgkin, Rosalyn Yalow, and Fay Ajzenberg-Selove. The author explores the personal, political, cultural, and economic factors that led to the success of these women. [She] proposes that for a woman to be successful in science not only requires perseverance and talent, but also structural opportunities, institutional support, and conscious decision making."
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2006
ISBN: 9780761833505
Characteristics: xiii, 175 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Women succeeding in science


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