A complete exam of yankee ladies scientists around the sciences in the course of the twentieth century, offering a wealthy historic context for knowing their achievements and how they replaced the perform of science.
500 alphabetically equipped entries on American ladies scientists within the twentieth century, together with genetics pioneers Barbara McClintock and Rosalind Franklin, Scotchgard inventor Patsy Sherman, and developer of the be aware processor Evelyn Berezin.
50 short essays on ladies in particular clinical disciplines, exploring how every one particular box handled gender issues
10 essays on sociocultural concerns, together with gender in well known technology, women in clinical schooling, balancing profession and family)
Chronologies of vital ancient advancements, specialist awards, and clinical "firsts"
Extensive bibliography of reference and different works pointed out within the entries in addition to up to date bibliography of scholarly books, articles, and internet sites with regards to particular concerns in women's technology schooling and employment
Indexes equipped by means of topic, key observe, and medical discipline
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Certainly, physics is frequently thought of the main difﬁcult and as a result the main prestigious of the sciences. As is frequently the case, the extra prestigious the ﬁeld, the extra hierarchical the career, and the less girls are represented. See additionally Astronomy and Astrophysics; Chemistry; Crystallography; Engineering; arithmetic References Byers, Nina and Gary A. Williams. 2006. Out of the Shadows: Contributions of TwentiethCentury ladies to Physics. manhattan: Cambridge college Press. Ivie, Rachel and Kim Nies Ray. 2005. “Women in Physics and Astronomy, 2005. Highlights. ” American Institute of Physics. http://www. aip. org/statistics/trends/highlite/ women05/women05. htm. Ivie, Rachel. 2006. “Women in Physics and Astronomy school Positions. Highlights. ” American Institute of Physics. http://www. aip. org/statistics/trends/highlite/women3/ college. htm. Jones, L. M. 1990. “Intellectual Contributions of ladies to Physics. ” In ladies of technological know-how: Righting the list, edited through G. Kass-Simon and Patricia Farnes, 188–214. Bloomington: Indiana collage Press. Rayner-Canham, Marelene and Geoffrey Rayner-Canham. 1998. ladies in Chemistry: Their altering Roles from Alchemical instances to the Mid-Twentieth Century. Philadelphia, PA: Chemical history beginning. Schiebinger, Londa. 1999. “Physics and Math. ” In Has Feminism replaced technology? , 159–180. Cambridge, MA: Harvard college Press. 163 164 American ladies of technology for the reason that 1900 Wertheim, Margaret. 1995. Pythagoras’ Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars. ny: W. W. Norton. “Women in Physics. ” American Institute of Physics. http://www. aip. org/statistics/trends/ gendertrends. html. “Women in Physics. ” American Physics Society. http://www. aps. org/programs/women/ index. cfm. Plant Sciences See Botany Primatology Primatology is the learn of the biology, habit, and evolution of nonhuman primates. because the research of animals, primatology is expounded to zoology, but additionally frequently overlaps with and without delay informs experiences of human biology and behaviour in ﬁelds comparable to anthropology, biomedical examine, genetics, psychology, and evolutionary biology. Primatology begun as a separate ﬁeld of analysis encouraged by way of the paintings of Charles Darwin within the mid-nineteenth century and an curiosity within the habit, verbal exchange, habitats, and evolution of humankind’s closest family. This curiosity was once mixed with the advance of anthropology as a scientiﬁc self-discipline, and stocks some of the comparable equipment and instruments. Primatologists paintings in laboratories, in zoos or different captive habitat settings, and within the wild or usual habitats in Africa, South the USA, or different destinations. There are numerous significant primate examine facilities within the usa, either university-afﬁliated and privately run. girls have featured prominently in primatology because the Nineteen Sixties, together with as probably the most recognized primatologists of the 20th century. A trio of ladies have been inﬂuenced and expert by means of famed British archaeologists and anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey: British researcher Jane Goodall could be the main renowned for her paintings with chimpanzees, German-Canadian Birute Galdikas is an expert on orangutans, and American Dian Fossey dedicated her lifestyles to the research and security of mountain gorillas.