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Oxford University Press
01 August 2019
Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Solar system: the Sun & planets
Of the 1586 lunar craters that have been named to honour scientists and philosophers, only 28 honor a woman. Who were these women? What has happened to make women deserve such a singular lack of recognition? This book recounts their lives and achievements. In one way or another, these were remarkable women. Some were awarded a Nobel Prize, others were female astronauts, and others funded scientific projects. Most readers will only know a few of them if at all, but their exemplary lives are inspiring. Along the way, the book explains some of the science, and provides interesting facts about the Moon, enhancing appreciation and understanding of science through these individual stories.
By:   Daniel R. Altschuler (Full Professor Physics Department Full Professor Physics Department University of Puerto Rico RIo Piedras Campus), Fernando J. Ballesteros (Head of instrumentation, Head of instrumentation, Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 221mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   568g
ISBN:   9780198844419
ISBN 10:   0198844417
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Daniel Altschuler Stern is a professor in the Physics Department of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. In 1991, he was appointed Senior Research Associate at Cornell University and Director of the Arecibo Observatory, a post he held for 13 years. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck institute for Radio Astronomy, and a UNESCO fellow at the University of Valencia. His research centered on radio astronomy, in particular on active galactic nuclei and hydrogen in galaxies. In 2010, he received the Andrew Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) for his science outreach work. Altschuler Stern is the author of Children of the Stars, published by Cambridge University Press and translated into Spanish and Italian. His latest book is Contra la Simpleza, Sciencia y Pseudociencia. Fernando Ballesteros Rosello is Head of Instrumentation at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia. He worked on the design of the gamma-ray space telescope INTEGRAL (ESA), in orbit around the earth. Currently his research centers on astrobiology and exoplanets. In 2006 he was awarded the European Prize for Scientific Outreach, Estudi General, for his book E.T. Talk: How Will We Communicate with Intelligent Life on Other Worlds? and the Bronze Prism award in 2016 for his book, Fractales y caos. La aventura de la complejidad. He is the author of over ten other books, including: Astrobiologia, un puente entre el Big Bang y la vida and 10.000 anos mirando estrellas. He was co-host of the Spanish National Radio program The Sounds of Science> and regularly publishes science outreach articles in the press.

Reviews for The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

A readable and enjoyable title. * Brian Clegg, Popular Science blog *

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