Remarkable Minds: Seventeen More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine

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Tumblehome Learning, 2015 - 192 páginas
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2015 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year, Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's)

Full of the inspirational stories girls need for exploring a future in science

For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue a new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of 16 women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and medicine. Some of the notable women portrayed in the book include French mathematician Marie-Sophie Germain, known for her work in Elasticity theory, differential geometry, and number theory; Scottish chemist Elizabeth Fulhame, best known for her 1794 work An Essay on Combustion; and Rita Levi-Montalcini, who, with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor. A companion volume to Magnificent Minds by the same author, this book offers inspiration to all girls and young women considering a life in the sciences.

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Pendred E. Noyce is a physician and an educator. She is the author of The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain, The Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip, Magnificent Minds: 16 Pioneering Women in Science & Medicine, The Perilous Case of the Zombie Potion, and The Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine, as well as the award-winning Lexicon Adventure series. She has helped lead National Science Foundation education projects and helps run a foundation dedicated to math and science education. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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