American Women of Science Since 1900, Volume 1
A comprehensive examination of American women scientists across the sciences throughout the 20th century, providing a rich historical context for understanding their achievements and the way they changed the practice of science.
500 alphabetically organized entries on American women scientists in the 20th century, including genetics pioneers Barbara McClintock and Rosalind Franklin, Scotchgard inventor Patsy Sherman, and developer of the word processor Evelyn Berezin.
50 brief essays on women in specific scientific disciplines, exploring how each specific field dealt with gender issues
10 essays on sociocultural issues, including gender in popular science, girls in scientific education, balancing career and family)
Chronologies of important historical developments, professional awards, and scientific "firsts"
Extensive bibliography of reference and other works cited in the entries as well as up-to-date bibliography of scholarly books, articles, and websites related to specific issues in women's science education and employment
Indexes organized by subject, key word, and scientific discipline