A Life Story: Rosalind Franklin

Author: Michael Ford

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407197444


Page: 192

View: 2826

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

James Watson, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin, and Maurice Wilkins

Author: Audrey Borus

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1725342332

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8985

On April 25, 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published a groundbreaking article in Nature that revealed the double helix structure of DNA. Their work was based on the findings of Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, who were equally as brilliant yet who did not enjoy the same level of recognition for their scientific contributions. Through accessible yet captivating text accompanied by striking images, students will understand the significance of this discovery and get to know the story of the scientists who played a critical role in describing DNA, including how they worked and what motivated them in their pioneering research.

Women of Science

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

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253208132

Category: Science

Page: 398

View: 2891

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: 4559

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.

Chemistry Was Their Life

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

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 1860949878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 4934

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: 2382

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: 712

View: 5415

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.

Genetic Engineering

Author: Harry LeVine

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851098607

Category: Science

Page: 313

View: 1980

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.

Gender and Genes

Author: Klasien Horstman,Marli Huijer

Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren

ISBN: 9087043945

Category: Genetics

Page: 168

View: 1568

This Yearbook of Women's History (Jaarboek voor Vrouwengeschiedenis) is dedicated to Gender and Genes. Intruding upon our everyday lives, the world of DNA, genes and genomics has become a challenging field of research, both clinical and biomedical as well as socio-cultural. It is also a challenging topic for a Yearbook which traditionally focuses on women and gender from a historical point of view. Gender issues are part and parcel of genes and genomics in scientific research and socio-cultural discourses and representations. Current literature on genes and genomics does not abound in analyses of biomedical and socio-cultural realms where gender aspects are played out and exchanged. This Yearbookmay thus contribute to a field of analysis which contextualizes history from the viewpoint of current biotechnological developments. This volume contains articles on medical cases (reproductive testing and the case of the sex chromosomes, and framing cancer risk in women and men), cultural representations, a portrait of female scientist Rosalin Franklin and interviews with feminist science philosophers Katarina Karkazis and Donna Dickenson.


Author: Michael F. L'Annunziata

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444634967

Category: Science

Page: 932

View: 9437

A recipient of the PROSE 2017 Honorable Mention in Chemistry & Physics, Radioactivity: Introduction and History, From the Quantum to Quarks, Second Edition provides a greatly expanded overview of radioactivity from natural and artificial sources on earth, radiation of cosmic origins, and an introduction to the atom and its nucleus. The book also includes historical accounts of the lives, works, and major achievements of many famous pioneers and Nobel Laureates from 1895 to the present. These leaders in the field have contributed to our knowledge of the science of the atom, its nucleus, nuclear decay, and subatomic particles that are part of our current knowledge of the structure of matter, including the role of quarks, leptons, and the bosons (force carriers). Users will find a completely revised and greatly expanded text that includes all new material that further describes the significant historical events on the topic dating from the 1950s to the present. Provides a detailed account of nuclear radiation – its origin and properties, the atom, its nucleus, and subatomic particles including quarks, leptons, and force carriers (bosons) Includes fascinating biographies of the pioneers in the field, including captivating anecdotes and insights Presents meticulous accounts of experiments and calculations used by pioneers to confirm their findings