Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries: Second Edition
Since 1901 there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only ten of them -- about 3 percent -- have been women. Why? In this updated version of Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores the reasons for this astonishing disparity by examining the lives and achievements of fifteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize - winning project. The book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. Their success was due to the fact that they were passionately in love with science.
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NOBEL PRIZE WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Their Lives, Struggles and Momentous DiscoveriesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Add to the genre of books on the sociology of women in science this first-rate compendium of bios of women who got the Big One— and a few who came close. Some are familiar (Marie Curie, who got it ... Read full review
Nobel Prize women in science: their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveriesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
As the subtitle suggests, this book describes the lives and struggles of 14 women who were either awarded the Nobel Prize or played a critical part in the work of the men who received it. And the ... Read full review