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History of Women in Science
for Young People

[cover of
      History of Women in Science ]

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 written 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, mathematics, or medicine....the contribution that each woman made is sensitively and powerfully conveyed. Each individual portrayed . . . serves as an inspiration and role model for today’s 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, Colorado

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 Fields
Air & Space

      of Air
      and Space]

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 Radium

by Parker
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.

Rachel Carson
Biologist and Author

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. More scientist and medical professionals.

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