Profiles: Australian Women Scientists

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National Library Australia, 1999 - Women in science - 191 pages
Here are sixteen tales of scientific discovery. In their own words, Australian women scientists tell the stories of their lives, their work and the secrets of their success. Until now, their world-famous achievements have not been widely known in their own country. In this remarkable book all talk candidly about their careers, describing not just the obstacles that many encountered--personal, social and institutionalised discrimination--but also their inspirations and influences.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Biological science
13
Plant biologist
27
Plant molecular biologist
33
Marine scientist
41
Microbiologist
51
Quantitative geneticist
61
Environmental science
69
Medical scientist and entrepreneur
107
Medical scientist
113
Physical science
121
Computer engineer
133
Mathematician
143
Industrial chemist
153
The interviews
161
Abbreviations
169

Environmental biologist
79
Medical science
87
Physiologist
99

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