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A to Z of Women in Science and Math

A to Z of Women in Science and Math

Author: Lisa Yount

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107950

Category: Electronic books

Page: 385

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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.

A to Z of Women in Science and Math

A to Z of Women in Science and Math

Author: Lisa Yount

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 0816066957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Provides concise biographical profiles of 195 women throughout history who have made significant contributions in the fields of science and mathematics.

Women in Science and Engineering: Increasing Their Numbers in the 1990s

Women in Science and Engineering: Increasing Their Numbers in the 1990s

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309045957

Category: Education

Page: 165

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From time to time, it is necessary to alert the research and policy communities to opportunities for action in areas of mutual concern. One such area is the participation and utilization of women in science and engineering in the United States. This book explores the underparticipation of women in these fields and presents a strategic plan to bring qualified women into such careers as researchers, teachers, and practitioners of science and engineering.

Mathematics: All That Matters

Mathematics: All That Matters

Author: Mike Askew

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473601758

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 233

Mathematics often gets a bad press. Describing someone as 'calculating' or 'rational' is hardly as flattering as being labelled 'artistic' or 'creative' and mathematicians in movies or novels are often portrayed as social misfits who rarely get the guy or girl. No wonder some folks say 'oh I don't care for mathematics, I was never any good at it' with a wistful sense of pride. Yet professional mathematicians talk of the subject differently. They look for elegant solutions to problems, revel in playing around with mathematical ideas and talk of the creative nature of mathematics. As the Russian mathematician Sophia Kovalevskaya said "It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul." So why is there such a gap between the views of everyday folks and professional mathematicians? Part of the problem lies in how most of us were taught mathematics in school. The mathematics served up there is presented as a series of de-contextualised, abstract ideas, wrested from the human struggles and interactions that gave birth to the ideas. Through looking at some of the history of mathematics, psychological studies into how we come to know mathematics and key ideas in mathematics itself, the intent of this book is, if not to make the reader fall in love with mathematics, then at least to come to understand its nature a little better, and perhaps care a little more for it. In short, this book explores the human side of maths.

Women's Studies

Women's Studies

Author: Linda A. Krikos

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085666

Category: Social Science

Page: 858

View: 172

This monumental work maps the field of women's studies publications, covering thousands of titles and Web sites in 19 subject areas published in the last two decades of the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of Women's Health

Encyclopedia of Women's Health

Author: Sana Loue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306480737

Category: Medical

Page: 714

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Designated a Reference Reviews Top Ten Print Reference Source 2005 The Encyclopedia of Women's Health meets this challenge by bringing together an impressive array of experts on topics from reproductive issues to gastrointestinal illnesses. This skilfully edited volume, informed by current health issues and health-care realities, offers readers practical information, historical aspects, and future directions, all meticulously researched and conveniently presented. Key features include: -Accessible A-to-Z coverage, including AIDS, birth control, hormone replacement therapy, teen pregnancy, sexual harassment, violence, body image, access to health care and more. -Entries spanning the medical, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and legal arenas. -Medical topics explored from both conventional and complementary perspectives. -Cross-cultural data illustrate issues as they apply to minority women, rural women, the elderly, and other underserved populations. -Special chapters on disparities in women's health and health care. -Historical overview of women in health - as patients and as professionals. -Suggested readings and resource lists.

A to Z of STS Scientists

A to Z of STS Scientists

Author: Elizabeth H. Oakes

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109251

Category: Engineers

Page: 385

View: 544

Profiles over 200 scientists from around the world who made important contributions to the interdisciplinary field of science, technology and society (STS), including Thomas P. Ackerman, Helen Caldicott, James Watt, and more.

Young Women of Achievement

Young Women of Achievement

Author: Frances A. Karnes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002804420

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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This upbeat, useful resource guide gives young women everything they need to start exploring and planning a career in science, math, or technology. Illustrations.