International Encyclopedia of Women Scientists (Facts on File Science Library)

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Presents information from the lives of women scientists, ranging from doctors to researchers to mathematicians.

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Grade 8 Up-These titles profile notable women scientists from around the world, past and present. International Women is a companion to Martha Bailey's American Women in Science (1994) and American Women in Science, 1950 to the Present (1998, both ABC-CLIO) and contains approximately 400 entries. The individuals included "contributed to scientific development" from the year 1600 and had "started their careers by 1950." Alphabetically arranged entries provide basic information, note education and employment, and include short accessible essays. Both traditional and nontraditional (illustration, communications, education) science disciplines are included. International Encyclopedia contains 500 biographical entries covering 400 B.C.E. through the 21st century and is more comprehensive than Lisa Yount's A to Z of Women in Science and Math (Facts On File, 1999). While traditional fields such as physics, chemistry, and biology dominate, other disciplines (anthropology, medicine, psychology) are included. Each alphabetically arranged entry contains basic biographical information and an essay of 500 to 1000 words. The accessible articles cover education, research, awards, and lifetime achievements. There are four indexes. The volume concludes with a useful chronology. Both books include average-quality, black-and-white photos. Pamela Proffitt's Notable Women Scientists (Gale, 1999) is similar in scope and incorporates the best features of both International Women and International Encyclopedia. Haines's work is an additional purchase because of its limited scope or is for those collections that already own American Women in Science. Oakes's title would be a useful tool for school and public libraries.
Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA
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