Out of the Shadows
Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics
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Out of the Shadows by Nina Byers
Book DescriptionWhy are there so few prominent female physicists? Traditionally women have faced barriers in higher education, denying them access to higher learning and scientific laboratories. Today many of these barriers have been breached, but the female pioneers who overcame discrimination and became major players in their fields remain largely in the shadows. Their names deserve to be known and the importance of their work, achievements and contributions to science warrant recognition. Originally published in 2006, Out of the Shadows provides an accurate and authoritative description of the women who made original and important contributions to physics in the twentieth century, documenting their major discoveries and putting their work into its historical context. Each chapter concentrates on a different woman, and is written by a physicist with considerable experience in their field. The book is an ideal reference for anyone with an interest in science and social history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521821971
(228mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nina Byers
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Authoritative 2006 description of pioneering women who made important contributions to physics from the twentieth century.
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