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

by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0309072700, Paperback)

(Joseph Henry Press) Examines the lives of 15 women who have won Nobel prizes or contributed to a Nobel prize-winning project, exploring the reasons for the disparity in the number of women being awarded the coveted and honored award. Takes a fresh perspective on the history of science through the lives of gifted female scientists. Softcover. DLC: Women scientists--Awards.

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Exploring the reasons why only nine of the more than 300 recipients of the Nobel Prize in science have been women, science writer McGrayne examines the lives and achievements of 14 women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. Their stories are case studies of triumph over relentless gender discrimination. B&w photographs throughout.… (more)

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