A Life Story: Rosalind Franklin

Author: Michael Ford

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407197444


Page: 192

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Rosalind Franklin: air-raid warden, scientist, pioneer. Uncover fascinating facts about the extraordinary life of trailblazing scientist, Rosalind Franklin. A Life Story: this gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures. With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and never-heard-before facts. Also in the series: Katherine Johnson: A Life Story Stephen Hawking: A Life Story Alan Turing: A Life Story

Women of Science

Author: Gabriele Kass-Simon,Patricia Farnes,Deborah Nash

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253208132

Category: Science

Page: 422

View: 7600

Women of Science is a collection of essays dealing with contributions women have made to various scientific disciplines, written by women scientists in those disciplines. The areas covered are: astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics. The women who have written these essays are, for the most part, not professional historians, but rather scientific professionals who felt the necessity of researching the contributions women have made to the devlopment of their fields. The essays are unique, not only because they recover lost women who made significant contributions to their disciplines, but also because they are written with a depth of understanding that only a scientist working in a specific area can have. The essays will be of interest not only to students (especially women students) of science who may be unaware of the many contributions women have made, but also to readers of the history of science whoses texts more often than not fail to include the work of most women scientists.

A to Z of Women in Science and Math

Author: Lisa Yount

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107951

Category: Electronic books

Page: 385

View: 5385

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.

Rosalind Looked Closer

Author: Lisa Gerin

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 1506470653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 42

View: 6646

A picture book biography about scientist Rosalind Franklin and her contributions to molecular biology, photograph of the DNA double helix, and study of viruses.

Chemistry Was Their Life

Author: Marelene F. Rayner-Canham,Geoffrey Rayner-Canham

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 1860949878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 561

View: 2323

British chemistry has traditionally been depicted as a solely male endeavour. However, this perspective is untrue: the allure of chemistry has attracted women since the earliest times. Despite the barriers placed in their path, women studied academic chemistry from the 1880s onwards and made interesting or significant contributions to their fields, yet they are virtually absent from historical records.Comprising a unique set of biographies of 141 of the 896 known women chemists from 1880 to 1949, this work attempts to address the imbalance by showcasing the determination of these women to survive and flourish in an environment dominated by men. Individual biographical accounts interspersed with contemporary quotes describe how women overcame the barriers of secondary and tertiary education, and of admission to professional societies. Although these women are lost to historical records, they are brought together here for the first time to show that a vibrant culture of female chemists did indeed exist in Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Women and Science

Author: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094601

Category: Science

Page: 409

View: 5149

Presents a history of the struggle of women to work in the field of science, detailing the discrimination and male dominance they had to overcome, the contributions they have made, and the present-day improvements in their status.

Spotlight Science

Author: Keith Johnson,Sue Adamson,Gareth Williams

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748755314

Category: Science

Page: 746

View: 3816

This Spiral Edition Teacher Support Pack offers comprehensive support and guidance, providing the best possible learning experience for your students and saving time for everyone in the department.


Author: Michael F. L'Annunziata

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323984479

Category: Science

Page: 1148

View: 5043

Radioactivity: History, Science, Vital Uses and Ominous Peril, Third Edition provides an introduction to radioactivity, the building blocks of matter, the fundamental forces in nature, and the role of quarks and force carrier particles. This new edition adds material on the dichotomy between the peaceful applications of radioactivity and the threat to the continued existence of human life from the potential use of more powerful and sophisticated nuclear weapons. The book includes a current review of studies on the probability of nuclear war and treaties, nonproliferation and disarmament, along with historical insights into the achievements of over 100 pioneers and Nobel Laureates. Through multiple worked examples, the book answers many questions for the student, teacher and practitioner as to the origins, properties and practical applications of radioactivity in fields such as medicine, biological and environmental research, industry, safe nuclear power free of greenhouse gases and nuclear fusion. Includes new content that explains the vital benefits that nuclear technology provides and the need to be aware and involved in worldwide efforts toward the reduction of nuclear weapon stockpiles and the elimination of the threat of nuclear weapons Provides context and insights on key research over the past three centuries, placing radioactivity in real-world contexts Supports learning via multiple solved problems that answer practical questions concerning nuclear decay, nuclear radiation and the interaction of nuclear radiation with matter

Genetic Engineering

Author: Harry LeVine

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851098607

Category: Science

Page: 313

View: 6015

Introduces major concepts in the modification of genes in plants, animals, and humans, including coverage of such topics as DNA and the law, genetically modified foods, and the stem-cell debate.

Rosalind Franklin

Author: Brenda Maddox

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062283502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7390

In 1962, Maurice Wilkins, Francis Crick, and James Watson received the Nobel Prize, but it was Rosalind Franklin's data and photographs of DNA that led to their discovery. Brenda Maddox tells a powerful story of a remarkably single-minded, forthright, and tempestuous young woman who, at the age of fifteen, decided she was going to be a scientist, but who was airbrushed out of the greatest scientific discovery of the twentieth century.