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Women of Science

100 Inspirational Lives

Professor John S. Croucher Professor Rosalind F. Croucher

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Amberley Publishing
15 December 2019
Biography: science, technology & engineering; Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science
Women have played a vital role in scientific discovery, although at times their participation has been a challenging and unrecognised one. Their scholarly research and discoveries have provided a rich tapestry to add to the scientific endeavours of the world. It is important that these women be viewed through the lens of their time, placing their achievements in context throughout the past few centuries. Their scientific fields of excellence include medicine, biology, astronomy, mathematics, physics, meteorology, geology, zoology and engineering, along with their various sub-categories. The significant contributions by women to science date from the earliest times and this book brings together the stories of those who have left their mark, despite the significant hurdles they have faced. There are many women who deserve recognition in this way, including the much vaunted Madame Curie and Jane Goodall, but there are others whose talent is undoubted although they have not received the plaudits that they deserve. And so this book includes a mixture of talented women from different eras, countries and fields.
By:   Professor John S. Croucher
Introduction by:   Professor Rosalind F. Croucher
Imprint:   Amberley Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   599g
ISBN:   9781445684710
ISBN 10:   1445684713
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   15 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John S. Croucher is a Professor of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney. He has published over 130 research papers and 30 books, and for 8 years was a television presenter on football. John holds 4 PhDs and in 2013 won the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year. A fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Australian Mathematical Society, in 2015 John was made a Member of the Order of Australia for 'significant service to mathematical science in the field of statistics, as an academic, author and mentor and to professional organisations'. Rosalind F. Croucher is President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Macquarie University. In 2011 she was recognised as one of the 40 'inspirational alumni' of UNSW, where she gained her PhD in legal history. In 2014 she was named as among the 100 most influential women in the country. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Australian Academy of Law, in 2015 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for 'significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts'.

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