Baker & Taylor
Profiles pioneering women in science and medicine, including Marietta Blau, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Elizabeth Fulhame.Independent Publishing GroupWinner:
2015 Foreword Reviews
INDIEFAB Book of the Year, Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's) Full of the inspirational stories girls need for exploring a future in science
For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue a new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of 16 women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and medicine. Some of the notable women portrayed in the book include French mathematician Marie-Sophie Germain, known for her work in Elasticity theory, differential geometry, and number theory; Scottish chemist Elizabeth Fulhame, best known for her 1794 work An Essay on Combustion
; and Rita Levi-Montalcini, who, with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor. A companion volume to Magnificent Minds
by the same author, this book offers inspiration to all girls and young women considering a life in the sciences.
A latest entry in a series tied to a Grolier Club exhibit in New York introduces the lives and achievements of 16 women in the fields of math and science, including Marie-Sophie Germain, Elizabeth Fulhame and Rita Levi-Montalcini.