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Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World
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Catherine Whitlock Rhodri Evans
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Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World

Catherine Whitlock Rhodri Evans


9781472137432

Little Brown


Mathematics & Sciences;
Impact of science & technology on society;
History of science;
Popular science


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288 pages

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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.

By:   Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781472137432
ISBN 10:   1472137434
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Catherine Whitlock's PhD in Immunology at the University of London was followed by ten years of post-doctoral research in cell biology and immunology. She has an ongoing research interest in evaluating the power of science communication initiatives, such as Cafe Scientifique, and having gained a Diploma in Science Communication from Birkbeck College, University of London, she now works as a freelance writer. Catherine has written for the European Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, The Wellcome Trust, Nature Publishing Group websites and numerous magazines. She is a Chartered Biologist and a member of the British Society for Immunology and the Association of British Science Writers. She lives in Kent with her husband and three children. Dr Rhodri Evans studied Physics at Imperial College London, graduating with First Class honours, before gaining his PhD in Astrophysics from Cardiff University. He has taught at the University of Toledo in the United States, at Swarthmore College and done post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory, 'the birthplace of modern astrophysics'. He is currently a research fellow at Cardiff University, with a particular interest in infrared astronomy. Rhodri is the author of numerous academic papers as well as popular-science articles, he speaks regularly at conferences and is a regular contributor to the BBC on Physics and Astronomy. His popular blog can be found at thecuriousastronomer.wordpress.com.


These minibiographies of women who persisted will move anyone with an avid curiosity about the world. * Publishers Weekly *

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