History of Women in
for Young People
by Vivian Sheldon Epstein
ISBN 0-9601002-8-8 trade, $14.95
ISBN 0-9601002-7-X paper, $7.95
A topic never before approached for ages 9 to 14, this book shares
the exciting and challenging lives of women scientists, including
Hypatia of Rome, Florence Nightingale of England, Marie Curie of
France, Chien Shiung Wu of China and the U.S., Rachel Carson of
the U.S. and many, many others.
The biographies include personal stores of courage and are
carefully so as not to deter students with a limited science
background. The author has
chosen historical figures and active scientists from a variety
of ethnic and racial
groups. ...With the extensive bibliography, ...this serves as
an excellent resource.
- Carolyn R. Sears
- National Science Teachers Association
- This book describes the brilliant women who were able to
overcome the barriers
of their time and become accomplished individuals in science,
medicine....the contribution that each woman made is sensitively
and powerfully conveyed.
Each individual portrayed . . . serves as an inspiration and
role model for todays youth.
- Marylin Lisowski
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Thorough research and thoughtful attention to detail
. . . As an attorney and a scientist, I welcome the emergence of
such positive and dynamic models for today's young women.
- Lynda M. Fox, J.D., Attorney
- Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics with the
- Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver,
Students in search of female role models in the field of the
sciences will be well served by this collective biography.
- Pam Sandlian, Children's Library Manager
- Denver Public Library
Female Firsts in Their
by Doug Buchanan
ISBN: 0-7910-5141-2 Trade, $16.95
Shannon Lucid, Christa McAuliffe, Amelia Earhart, and Sally Ride
are among the pioneers of air and space travel that are profiled
in this enlightening and educational read.
Marie Curie and
ISBN: 0-7910-3011-3 Trade, 15.95
The story of the trail blazing Polish-French chemist and
physicist whose work with radioactive elements provided the
foundation for the Atomic Age.
Marie was the first women in France to receive a PhD in science, the
first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne University in France. She won
a Nobel prizes in physics and one in chemistry, and became the first
person to receive this prestigious award twice. Marie was the mother
of Irene Curie, another winner of the Nobel prize in chemistry.
by Marty Jezer
ISBN: 1-55546-646-X, 19.95
Rachel Carson received a masters degree in marine zoology and
wrote the book Under the Sea-Wind , an ecological look at
life beneath the ocean's waves.
Carson is best known for her book Silent Spring, in which
she exposes the dangers of the irresponsible use of pesticides and
toxic chemicals. This work revolutionized the public's attitude
toward the environment and sparked controversy and legislation.
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