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Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles and Momentous Discoveries

By Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group, September 1998
ISBN: 0806520256
MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers.
From the Publisher
Since 1901, there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only ten of them - about 3 percent - have been women. Why? In this updated version of Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores the reasons for this astonishing disparity by examining the lives and achievements of fifteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. The book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. Their success was due to the fact that they were passionately in love with science.
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