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10 Women Who Changed Science, and the World by
Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF Q141 .W57 2019
Publication Date: 2019-06-11
Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements. These scientists overcame significant obstacles, often simply because they were women their science and their lives were driven by personal tragedies and shaped by seismic world events. What drove these remarkable women to cure previously incurable diseases, disprove existing theories or discover new sources of energy? Some were rewarded with the Nobel Prize for their pioneering achievements - Madame Curie, twice - others were not and, even if they had, many are not household names. Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient women persevered with their research, whether creating life-saving drugs or expanding our knowledge of the cosmos. By daring to ask 'How?' and 'Why?' and persevering against the odds, each of these women, in a variety of ways, has made the world a better place.
Call Number: PN 1040 A53 M38 1999
The Art of Chemistry: Myths, Medicines, and Materials by
Call Number: QD11 G735 2003
The Art of chemistry employs 187 figures to illuminate 72 essays on the mythical origins, experiments, and adventurous explorers in the annals of chemistry. Each of the eight sections tracks chemistry's incremental progress from myth to modern science, featuring the figures and diagrams that early chemists used to explain their craft. Readers will meet the deadly basilisk and the fabulous phoenix that populated the lore of pre-modern chemistry, learn the contributions to chemistry of Benjamin Franklin, and encounter Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry. Greenberg also examines our fundamental connections with science through two personal essays, one on an adolescent friend who became a world-renowned entomology professor and the other on his quest to discover his own chemical heritage.
Diffident Naturalist by
Call Number: STACKS Q143.B77 S27 1995
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
In a provocative reassessment of one of the quintessential figures of early modern science, Rose-Mary Sargent explores Robert Boyle's philosophy of experiment, a central aspect of his life and work that became a model for mid- to late seventeenth-century natural philosophers and for many who followed them.Sargent examines the philosophical, legal, experimental, and religious traditions-among them English common law, alchemy, medicine, and Christianity-that played a part in shaping Boyle's experimental thought and practice. The roots of his philosophy in his early life and education.
The Excellent Doctor Blackwell by
Call Number: STACKS RA489.B52 B69 2013
Publication Date: 2013-07-23
A biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman physician follows her education, career and private life.
Florence Nightingale: The Making of an Icon by
Call Number: RT37 N5 B67 2008
The common soldier's savior, the standard-bearer of modern nursing, a pioneering social reformer: Florence Nightingale belongs to that select band of historical characters who are instantly recognizable. Home-schooled, bound for the life of an educated Victorian lady, Nightingale scandalized her family when she found her calling as a nurse, a thoroughly unsuitable profession for a woman of her class. As the "Lady with the Lamp," ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal. In the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in more than fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character. Disentangling elements of myth from the reality, Bostridge has written a vivid and readable account of one of the most iconic figures in modern history.--From publisher description.
Call Number: STACKS Q130 .S93 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
"Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.
Medicine. Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906)
Anna Wessels Williams (1863-1954)
Alice Ball (1892-1916)
Gerty Radnitz Cori (1896-1957)
Helen Taussig (1898-1986)
Elsie Widdowson (1906-2000)
Virginia Apgar (1909-1974)
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994)
Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999)
Jane Wright (1919-2013)
Biology and the environment. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)
Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794-1871)
Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911)
Alice Hamilton (1869-1970)
Alice Evans (1881-1975)
Tilly Edinger (1897-1967)
Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
Ruth Patrick (1907-2013)
Genetics and development. Nettie Stevens (1861-1912)
Hilde Mangold (1898-1924)
Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994)
Barbara McClintock (1902-1992)
Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch (1907-2007)
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012)
Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)
Anne McLaren (1927-2007)
Lynn Margulis (1938-2011)
Physics. Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1749)
Lise Meitner (1878-1968)
Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956)
Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972)
Marguerite Perey (1909-1975)
Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997)
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921-2011)
Earth and stars. Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)
Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)
Inge Lehmann (1888-1993)
Marie Tharp (1920-2006)
Yvonne Brill (1924-2013)
Sally Ride (1951-2012)
Math and technology. Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799)
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Sophie Kowalevski (1850-1891)
Emmy Noether (1882-1935)
Mary Cartwright (1900-1998)
Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)
Invention. Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923)
Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000)
Ruth Benerito (1916-2013)
Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014).
Biology and the environment
Genetics and development
Earth and stars
Math and technology
Leonardo da Vinci
Call Number: DVD Leonardo da Vinci
DVD; Dolby Digital.
Examines some of Da Vinci's greatest works of art.
Call Number: R147.P2 W33 2008
Publication Date: 2008-12-16
Drawing on the whole range of relevant manuscript and printed sources, Charles Webster considers Paracelsus's life and works, explores his advocacy for total reform of the clerical, legal, and medical professions, and describes his precise expectations for the Christian church of the future.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -314) and index.
Call Number: B1901 P43 R65 1999
Skeptical Chemist by
Call Number: STACKS Q143.B77 B39 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
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