This fascinating biographical dictionary surveys the American women who have made significant contributions to major fields of scientific endeavor since 1950.
In American Women in Science, each of the concise A–Z biographies of more than 300 women includes information on the woman's background, employment history, honors, and publications, and then places her achievements in the appropriate scientific and social context. Other features include illustrations, bibliographic references, and an index that lists women by scientific discipline.
Among the biographical entries are Jane Brody, Helen Mary Caldicott, Ada E. Deer, Jane Delgado, Dian Fossey, Margaret Hamilton, Devrie Intriligator, Shirley Ann Jackson, and Judith Kimble. All biographical entries are indexed by profession, name, and subject, making this an outstanding reference for students and teachers of women's studies and science as well as anyone interested in the scientific achievements of women.
• Biographical entries of female scientific figures from Jane Brody and Helen Mary Caldicott to Shirley Ann Jackson and Judith Kimble
• All entries are indexed by profession, name, and subject
• Bibliographic references and illustrations