A to Z of Women in Science and Math

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Written in engaging and accessible prose and sprinkled with quotes, a series of compelling resources introduces readers to some of the most significant women in history, bringing their achievements to light and helping them gain the recognition they deserve.

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This newest addition to the Facts On File A to Z of Women series is a revision of a 1999 publication. It continues the tradition of profiling notable women and their accomplishments, offering both factual information and inspirational messages to high-school researchers. More than 195 alphabetically arranged articles detail the lives of women from antiquity through modern day, including well-known scientists and mathematicians and less well-documented individuals. The author acknowledges the difficulty of choosing representative examples from the many possibilities and followed three criteria for inclusion. First and foremost was the importance of their contributions, followed by fame or social impact, and then diversity in nationality, ethnic group, time period, and field of work. The articles range from a couple paragraphs to a few pages, and each includes a list of further-reading suggestions, both print and online. A comprehensive bibliography directs readers to general-overview books, articles, and Web sites on women in science and math. New to this edition are entries for Temple Grandin and Sherry Turkle, among others. In addition to searching by name, researchers can access individuals through four indexes: field (“Biomechanics,” “Brain Research,” “Marine Biology,” etc.), birth country, country of major scientific activity, and year of birth, beginning with the “Fourth Century B.C. –Third Century A.D.” and ending with “1960–1970.” A comprehensive general index completes the volume. The usefulness of this resource lies not only in the balanced group of profiles that have been assembled, providing a valuable tool for teachers and curriculum developers, but also in the readable and engaging entries themselves, which offer insights into the struggles these women faced by working in traditionally male-dominated fields. Useful for women’s studies, science, and math, this well-researched and appealing resource is recommended for high-school and public library reference collections. --Kathleen McBroom

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