American Women of Science Since 1900 by Tiffany K. Wayne

By Tiffany K. Wayne

Even more than a "Who's Who," this exhaustive two-volume encyclopedia examines the numerous achievements of twentieth century American girls around the sciences in mild of the old and cultural elements that affected their schooling, employment, and study possibilities. With insurance that features a variety of scientists operating this day, the encyclopedia indicates simply how a lot the sciences have developed as a qualified choice for girls, from the sunrise of the 20 th century to the present.

American girls of technological know-how considering 1900 makes a speciality of 500 of the twentieth century's such a lot striking American ladies scientists—many missed, undervalued, or just no longer popular. moreover, it deals person good points on 50 diverse clinical disciplines (Women in Astronomy, etc.), in addition to essays on balancing profession and relatives, ladies and technology schooling, and different sociocultural subject matters. Readers will come across a few notable medical minds at paintings, getting a feeling of the stumbling blocks they confronted because the medical group confronted the questions of feminism and gender confronting the state as a whole.

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