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On Display at Clarkston: March 2019

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

March 2019

Women in STEM Web Sites

Assocation of Women in Science.
Assocation of Women in Science
https://www.awis.org/
AWIS is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success and drive systemic change.
https://www.awis.org/

Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, and Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering.
National Academies Press
https://www.nap.edu/
catalog/11741/beyond-bias-
and-barriers-fulfilling-the-
potential-of-women-in

The United States economy relies on the productivity, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its people. To maintain its scientific and engineering leadership amid increasing economic and educational globalization, the United States must aggressively pursue the innovative capacity of all its people—women and men. However, women face barriers to success in every field of science and engineering; obstacles that deprive the country of an important source of talent. Without a transformation of academic institutions to tackle such barriers, the future vitality of the U.S. research base and economy are in jeopardy.
Note: You can read online or download it for free.
https://www.nap.edu/
catalog/11741/beyond-bias-and-
barriers-fulfilling-the-
potential-of-women-in

African American Women Chemists

She's Such a Geek

Rise of the Rocket Girls

Hidden Figures

Women's Science


Martin, Rachel and Steve Inskeep.
"U.S. Mathematician Is The First Woman To Win Abel Prize."
Morning Edition
National Public Radio
https://www.npr.org/first-woman-to-win-abel-prize
Karen Uhlenbeck is a mathematician at the University of Texas at Austin. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters gives the Abel Prize, the closest thing there is to a Nobel Prize for math.
https://www.npr.org/first-woman-to-win-abel-prize

Nagaraja, Mamta Patel
Women @ NASA
National Aviation and Space Administration
https://women.nasa.gov/
his website includes a stunning collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways. We hope to give you a glimpse of the talent we have at the agency today. Their stories illuminate the vibrant community of dedicated women employees who play a vital role at the agency. You’ll hear stories of women overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.
https://women.nasa.gov/about/

National Science Foundation.
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in S&E.
National Science Foundation.
https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/women/
Features unpretentious links that lead to reports full of elegant tables and spare prose that tell the story of women's careers in the physical, natural, and social sciences.
Eileen H. Kramer

Women in Technology International
Women in Technology International
https://www.witi.com/
The world's leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.
https://www.witi.com/about/

Women's Adventures in Science [Eight volume set]
National Academies Press
National Academies of Science
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/
18939/womens-adventures-in-
science-eight-volume-set

An eight volume set for kids and kids at heart. These books are each a biography of a should-be-better-known, female scientist. Though the books appear to be for sale, you can click each title, and select read online to enjoy for free.
Eileen H. Kramer

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Wonder Women: In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Wonder women are women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and this display celebrates them with books, ebooks, and web sites. There are books and web sites about women in science; biographies of female scientists, technologists, and programmers; women in STEM's own writings.

History and Social Aspects of Women in Science

Abbate, Janet. Recording Gender: Women's Changing Particpation in Computing.
MIT Press, 2012.
Call # Ebook Central QA76.9.W65 A33 2012
he untold history of women and computing: how pioneering women succeeded in a field shaped by gender biases. Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and hold proportionately few technical computing jobs. Meanwhile, the stereotype of the male "computer geek" seems to be everywhere in popular culture. Few people know that women were a significant presence in the early decades of computing in both the United States and Britain. Indeed, programming in postwar years was considered woman's work (perhaps in contrast to the more manly task of building the computers themselves). In Recoding Gender, Janet Abbate explores the untold history of women in computer science and programming from the Second World War to the late twentieth century. Demonstrating how gender has shaped the culture of computing, she offers a valuable historical perspective on today's concerns over women's underrepresentation in the field.
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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Books24x7, Inc. Women in IT Inspiring the next Generation.
BCS Learning & Development Ltd, 2014.
Call # Skillsoft Books 24/7
Gender diversity still poses a major challenge in the IT and telecoms industry, with women making up less than 20 per cent of the IT workforce. This ebook seeks to encourage more girls and women to consider a career in IT by showcasing the lives and careers of female IT professionals, entrepreneurs and academics. Its aim is not only to demonstrate the advantages of a career in IT to girls and women, but also to emphasise the proven benefits of gender diversity in the workplace
http://www.amazon.com

Berton, Mary Joy. Women Pioneers for the Environment.
Norteastern University Press 1998.
Call # GE55 .B74 1998
Mary Joy Breton provides absorbing sketches of more than forty women activists in the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and Asia, recounting the special ways in which each stepped out of her traditional role and dedicated her life to saving the planet.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Brown, Jeannette E. African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era.
Oxford University Press, 2018.
Call # Ebook Central QD21 .B769 2018
African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era focuses on contemporary women who have benefited from the Civil Rights Act and are now working as chemists or chemical engineers.This book was produced by taking the oral history of women who are leaders in their field and who wanted to tell the world how they suceeded. It features eighteen amazing women in this book and each of them has a claim to fame, despite hiding in plain sight. These women reveal the history of their lives from youth to adult.
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Bystydzienski, Jill M. and Sharon R. Bird. Removing Barriers: Women in Academic Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Indiana University Press, 2006.
Call # Q130 .R46 2006
Movement into academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been slow for women and minorities. Not only are women and minorities underrepresented in STEM careers, there is strong evidence that many academic departments are resistant to addressing the concerns that keep them from entering careers in these fields. In light of recent controversies surrounding these issues, this volume, examining reasons for the persistence of barriers that block the full participation and advancement of underrepresented groups in the sciences and addressing how academic departments and universities can remedy the situation, is particularly timely.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Ceci, Stephan J., and Wendy M. Williams. Why Aren't More women in Science? Top Researchers Debate the Evidence.
American Psychological Association, 2007.
Call # Q130 .W49 2007
hy aren't more women pursuing careers in science, engineering, and math? Is the lack of women in these fields a consequence of societal discouragements, innate differences in ability between the sexes, or differences in aspirations? These questions always spark a host of other questions -- and a multiplicity of answers -- all of which have important implications for gender equality and for retaining the nation's competitiveness in the technological marketplace. The most reliable and current knowledge about women's participation in science is presented in this collection of fifteen essays written by top researchers on gender differences in ability.
http://books.google.com

Eisenhart, Margaret A. and Elizabeth Finkel. Women's Science: Learning and Succeeding from the Margins.
University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Call # Q130 .E38 1998
Are there any places where women succeed in science? Numerous studies in recent years have documented and lamented a gender gap in science and engineering. From elementary school through college, women's interest in science steadily declines, and as adults, they are less likely to pursue careers in science-related fields. Women's Science offers a dramatic counterpoint not only to these findings but also to the related, narrow assumption that "real science" only occurs in research and laboratory investigation.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Fara, Patricia. A Lab of One's Own : Science and Suffrage in the First World War.
Oxford University Press, 2018.
Call # Ebook Central Q125 .F373 2018br>
Many extraordinary female scientists, doctors, and engineers tasted independence and responsibility for the first time during the First World War. How did this happen? Patricia Fara reveals how suffragists, such as Virginia Woolf's sister, Ray Strachey, had already aligned themselves with scientific and technological progress, and that during the dark years of war they mobilized women to enter conventionally male domains such as science and medicine. Fara tells thestories of women such as: mental health pioneer Isabel Emslie, chemist Martha Whiteley, a co-inventor of tear gas, and botanist Helen Gwynne Vaughan. Women were now carrying out vital research in many aspects of science, but could it last?
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Frize, Monique. The Bold and the Brave?: A History of Women in Science and Engineering.
University of Ottawa Press, 2010.
Call # Ebooks on EBSCOHost
The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. Author Monique Frize, herself an engineer for over 40 years, introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of science and engineering.
Ebooks on EBSCOHost

Guofang, Li., and Gulbahar H. Beckett. "Strangers" of the Academy: Asian Women Scholars in Higher Education.
Stylus Pub., 2006.
Call # LC2633.6 .S84 2006
No less than other minorities, Asian women scholars are confronted with racial discrimination and stereotyping as well as disrespect for their research, teaching, and leadership, and are underrepresented in academia.
http://books.google.com

Hall, Linley Erin. Who's Afraid of Marie Curie? The Challenge Facing women in Science and Technology.
Seal Press, 2007.
Call # Q147 .H35 2007
Who's Afraid of Marie Curie? explores the opportunities and challenges facing women in science and technology, math and medicine, from grade school to grad school and beyond. Science writer Linley Hall's extensive research covers academia and industry, including scores of interviews that reveal the complex calculus of trying to balance personal lives with science careers.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Jardins des, Julie. The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science.
Feminist Press at the City Universiy of New York, 2010.
Call # Q141 .D44 2010
The Madame Curie Complex gives fresh insight into the barriers and successes for women in science, and sheds light on the way our cultural ideas of gender have shaped the profession.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Jordan, Diann. Sisters in Science: Conversations with Black Women Scientists about Race, Gender, and their Passion for Science.
Purdue University Press, 2006.
Call # Q141 .S556 2006
Author Diann Jordan took a journey to find out what inspired and daunted black women in their desire to become scientists in America. Letting 18 prominent black women scientists talk for themselves, Sisters in Science becomes an oral history stretching across decades and disciplines and desires. From Yvonne Clark, the first black woman to be awarded a B.S. in mechanical engineering to Georgia Dunston, a microbiologist who is researching the genetic code for her race, to Shirley Jackson, whose aspiration led to the presidency of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jordan has created a significant record of women who persevered to become firsts in many of their fields. It all began for Jordan when she was asked to give a presentation on black women scientists. She found little information and little help. After almost nine years of work, the stories of black women scientists can finally be told.
http://books.google.com

Maggs, Sam. Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors. amd Trailblazers who Changed History.
Quirk Books, 2016.
Call # HQ1123 .M33 2016
Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations--all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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McGrayne, Sharon B. Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles. and Momentous Discoveries.
Carol Pub. Group, 1998.
Call # Q141 .M358 1998b
Exploring the reasons why only nine of the more than 300 recipients of the Nobel Prize in science have been women, science writer McGrayne examines the lives and achievements of 14 women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. Their stories are case studies of triumph over relentless gender discrimination. B & w photographs throughout.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Pollack, Eileen. The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is still a Boys' Club.
Beacon Press, 2015.
Call # HQ1397 .P65 2015
Girls who study science and math are still belittled and teased by their male peers and teachers, even by other girls. They are led to think that any interest or achievement in science or math will diminish their popularity. They are still being steered away from advanced courses in technical fields, while deeply entrenched stereotypes lead them to see themselves as less talented than their male classmates, a condition that causes them to fulfill such expectations and perform more poorly than the boys sitting beside them
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Reyonlds, Moira Davison. American Women Scientists: 23 Inspiriing Biographies, 1990-2000.
McFarland, 1999.
Call # Q141 .R44 1999
This is a book about women who have sailed - beyond the barriers of "women's work" and gender stereotypes, to chart new courses in the sciences. They have made significant, often groundbreaking achievements in widely varying fields including nuclear physics (Maria Goeppert Mayer), pharmaceutical chemistry (Gertrude Elion), industrial medicine (Alice Hamilton), psychiatry (Karen Horney), cytogenetics (Barbara McClintock), and many others. Twenty-three women, six of them Nobel Prize winners, are profiled in this informative and inspiring work.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Rosser, Sue Vilhauer. Women, Science and Myth: Gender Beliefs from Antiquity to the Present.
ABC-CLIO, 2008.
Call # HQ1075 .W675 2008
hroughout history, many myths concerning the capabilities of women have received the stamp of approval from the world of science. Meanwhile, the scientific community itself has been notoriously slow in welcoming the work of women scientists. Is there a connection?
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Sawyer, Miriam, and Caroline M. Fannin. Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science.
Oryx Press, 2002.
Call # TL539 .G83 2001
A look at the lives and careers of 80 men and 20 women who defied poverty and prejudice to excel in the fields of aviation and space exploration.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May. Women and Science: Social Impact and Interaction.
Rutgers University Press, 2006.
Call # Q130 .S44 2006
From Maria Winkelman's discovery of the comet of 1702 to the Nobel Prize–winning work of twentieth-century scientist Barbara McClintock, women have played a central role in modern science. Their successes have not come easily, nor have they been consistently recognized. This important book examines the challenges and barriers women scientists have faced and chronicles their achievements as they struggled to attain recognition for their work in the male-dominated world of modern science.
http://books.google.com

Sommers. Christina Hoff. The Science on Women and Science.
AEI Press, 2009.
Call # Q130 .S364 2009
Are women victims of a widespread bias in science and engineering, as a 2007 report of the National Academy of Sciences concluded? Or are there other, more plausible explanations for the paucity of women in various quantitative fields? What, if anything, should be done to encourage more women to become engineers and scientists?
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Tang, Joyce. Scientific Pioneers: Women Succeeding in Science.
University Press of America, 2006.
Call # Q130 .T36 2006
Joyce Tang analyzes the life and career histories of ten extraordinary female scientists--Marie Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie, Margaret Mead, Barbara McClintock, Maria Goeppert-Meyer, Rachel Carson, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Dorothy Hodgkin, Rosalyn Yalow, and Fay Ajzenberg-Selove. The author explores the personal, political, cultural, and economic factors that led to the success of these women. [She] proposes that for a woman to be successful in science not only requires perseverance and talent, but also structural opportunities, institutional support, and conscious decision making
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Wasserman, Elga. The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science.
Joseph Henry Press, 2000.
Call # QH26 .W375 2000
Synopsis
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Xie, Yu, and Kimberlee A. Shauman. Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes.
Harvard University Press, 2003.
Call # Q130 .Z54 2003
Why do so few women choose a career in science--even as they move into medicine and law in ever-greater numbers? In one of the most comprehensive studies of gender differences in science careers ever conducted, Women in Science provides a systematic account of how U.S. youth are selected into and out of science education in early life, and how social forces affect career outcomes later in the science labor market.
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Biographies of Women in Science

Bergland, Renee L. Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer Among the American Romantics.
Beacon Press, 2008.
Call # QB36.M7 B47 2008
Renee Bergland reminds us, science and humanities were not seen as separate spheres in the nineteenth century; indeed, before the Civil War, women flourished in science and mathematics, disciplines that were considered less politically threatening and less profitable than the humanities…In this biography, Renee Bergland chronicles the ideological, academic, and economic changes that led to the original sexing of science - now so familiar that most of us have never known it any other way.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Comfort, Nathaniel, and Nathaniel C. Comfort. The Tangled Field: Barbara McClintock's Search for the Patterns of Genetic Control.
Harvard University Press, 2003.
Call # Ebook Central QH429
This biographical study illuminates one of the most important yet misunderstood figures in the history of science. Barbara McClintock (1902-1992), a geneticist who integrated classical genetics with microscopic observations of the behavior of chromosomes, was regarded as a genius and as an unorthodox, nearly incomprehensible thinker. In 1946, she discovered mobile genetic elements, which she called controlling elements. Thirty-seven years later, she won a Nobel Prize for this work, becoming the third woman to receive an unshared Nobel in science. Since then, McClintock has become an emblem of feminine scientific thinking and the tragedy of narrow-mindedness and bias in science.
Ebook Central

Dry, Sarah. Curie.
Haus Pub, 2003.
Call # QD22 .C8 D97 2003
Marie Curie was not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she won two - in 1903 and 1911. Though her work was neglected by the scientific establishment in Paris, she made pioneering discoveries in the field of radioactivity and discovered two elements, Radium and Polonium. Sarah Dry offers a picture of a more dynamic and politically engaged Curie than the isolated genius of popular belief.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Emling, Shelley. The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman whose Discoveries Changed the World.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Call # Atlanta QE707.A56 E46 2009
A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of this young girl with dirt under her fingernails and without a shilling to buy dinner, who became a world-renowned paleontologist.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Goldsmith, Barbara. Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie.
W.W. Norton, 2005.
Call # QD22 .C8 G56 2005
Draws on diaries, letters, and family interviews to discuss the lesser-known achievements and scientific insights of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, documenting how she was compromised by the prejudices of a male-dominated society.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Glynn, Jenifer. My Sister Rosalind Franklin.
OUP Oxford, 2012.
Call # Ebooks on EBSCOHost
Rosalind Franklin is famous in the history of science for her contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA, the start of the greatest biological revolution of the twentieth century. Much has been written about the importance of her part, and about how her work was affected by her position as a woman scientist. Above all she was a distinguished scientist, not only in her work on DNA, but also in her earlier work on coals and carbons and in her later work on viruses. In this family memoir her sister, the writer and historian Jenifer Glynn, paints a full picture of Rosalind's life. Looking at Rosalind's background; her early education, her time as a science student at Cambridge, and her relations with her family, to her life as an adult and her time in Paris and at King's, Glynn shows how much her sister achieved and how she was influenced by the social and intellectual climate of the period she worked in.
Ebooks on EBSCOHost

Holt, Nathalia. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women who Propelled us from Missies, to the Moon, to Mars.
Little Brown and Company, 2016
Call # TL862.J48 H65 2016
For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists. Based on extensive research and interviews with the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science, illuminating both where we've been and the far reaches of space to where we're heading.
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Howes, Ruth and Caroline L. Herzenberg. Their Day in the Sun: Women of the Manhattan Proect.
Temple University Press, 1999.
Call # QC773.3.U5 H68 1999
The history of the Manhattan Project, America's extremely secretive effort during World War II to develop the atomic bomb, is almost always presented in light of the male scientists who made the bomb. But, in fact, a large number of women were also involved in the project, although until now their contributions have largely been ignored.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Mazzotti, Massimo. The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God,
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Call # Ebook Central QA29.A28 M39 2007
She is best known for her curve, the witch of Agnesi, which appears in almost all high school and undergraduate math books. She was a child prodigy who frequented the salon circuit, discussing mathematics, philosophy, history, and music in multiple languages. She wrote one of the first vernacular textbooks on calculus and was appointed chair of mathematics at the university in Bologna. In later years, however, she became a prominent figure within the Catholic Enlightenment, gave up academics, and devoted herself to the poor, the sick, the hungry, and the homeless. Indeed, the life of Maria Agnesi reveals a complex and enigmatic figure--one of the most fascinating characters in the history of mathematics.
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Merian, Maria Sibylla and Boris Friedwald. A Butterfly Journey: Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist and Scientist.
Prestel, 2015.
Call # QH31.M4516 F7513 2015
he amazing story of the life and work of the renowned botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) is told alongside her beautiful illustrations of butterflies in this elegant book.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Newitz, Annalie and Charlie Anders. She's Such a Geek! Women Write about Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff.
Seal Press, 2006.
Call # Q130 .N49 2006
She's Such a Geek is a groundbreaking anthology that celebrates women who have flourished in the male-dominated realms of technical and cultural arcana. Editors Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders bring together a diverse range of critical and personal essays about the meaning of female nerdhood by women who are in love with genomics, obsessed with blogging, learned about sex from Dungeons and Dragons, and aren't afraid to match wits with men or computers. More than anything, She's Such a Geek is a celebration and call to arms: it's a hopeful book which looks forward to a day when women will invent molecular motors, design the next ultra-tiny supercomputer, and run the government.
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Padua, Sidney. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: With Interesting & Curious Anecdotes of Celebrated and Distinguished Characters Fully Illustrating a Variety of Instructive and Amusing Scenes; As Performed Within and Without the Remarkable Difference Engine.
Pantheon Books, 2015.
Call # PN6737.P34 T48 2015
Meet Victorian London's most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. When Lovelace translated a description of Babbage's plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine in 1842, she added annotations three times longer than the original work. Her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built.
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Redniss, Lauren. Radioactive: Amarie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.
!t Books, 2011.
Call # QD22 .C8 R395 2011
Presents the professional and private lives of Marie and Pierre Curie, examining their personal struggles, the advancements they made in the world of science, and the issue of radiation in the modern world.
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Senechal, Marjorie. I Died for Beauty : Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science.
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2012.
Call # Ebook Central QA29.W75 .S56 2012
Drawing on her own personal and professional relationship with Wrinch and archives in the United States, Canada, and England, Marjorie Senechal explores the life and work of this provocative, scintillating mind. Senechal portrays a woman who was learned, restless, imperious, exacting, critical, witty, and kind. A young disciple of Bertrand Russell while at Cambridge, the first women to receive a doctor of science degree from Oxford University, Wrinch's contributions to mathematical physics, philosophy, probability theory, genetics, protein structure, and crystallography were anything but inconsequential. But Wrinch, a complicated and ultimately tragic figure, is remembered today for her much publicized feud with Linus Pauling over the molecular architecture of proteins.
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Through a Window  Chrysalis  Recoding Gender

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Sherr, Lynn. Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space.
Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Call # TL789.85.R53 S54 2014
The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive elite.
http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black, Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race.
William Morrow, 2016.
Call # QA27.5 .L44 2016
Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as 'human computers' used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.
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Sideris, Lisa H., and Kathleen Dean Moore. Rachel Carson: Legacy ad Challenge.
State University of New York Press, 2008.
Call # QH31.C33 R33 2008
In Rachel Carson, the first book to offer a sustained treatment of her work prior to Silent Spring, editors Lisa H. Sideris and Kathleen Dean Moore bring together seventeen writers, activists, and scholars from a range of disciplines to uncover the many sides of Rachel Carson. Exposing her enthusiasm for the natural world and the depth of her writings, the contributors examine her books, speeches, essays, and the letters she wrote as she prepared to die. A testament to Carson's continued influence on environmental thought, this volume is for everyone who cares about finding ways to live sustainably on earth.
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Todd, Kim. Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis.
Harcourt, 2007.
Call # QH31.M4516 T63 2007
Before Darwin, before Audubon, there was Merian. An artist turned naturalist, known for her botanical illustrations, she was born just sixteen years after Galileo proclaimed that the earth orbited the sun. But at the age of fifty she sailed from Europe to the New World on a solo scientific expedition to study insect metamorphosis--an unheard-of journey for any naturalist at that time, much less a woman. When she returned she produced a book that secured her reputation, only to have it savaged in the nineteenth century by scientists who disdained the work of "amateurs." This book takes us from golden-age Amsterdam to the Surinam tropics to modern laboratories where Merian's insights fuel a new branch of biology.
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Williams, Kathleen Broome. Grace Hopper?: Admiral of the Cyber Sea.
Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Call # Ebooks on EBSCOHost
Based on extensive interviews with colleague and family and on archival material never before examined, this biography not only illuminates Hopper's pioneering accomplishments in a field that came to be dominated by men, but provides a fascinating overview of computing from its beginnings inWorld War II to the late 1980s.
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Silent Spring  Unbowed: A Memoir  Thank You Madagascar

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Women of Science in Their own Words

Bartik, Jean, Jon T. Ricknan, and Kim D. Todd. Pioneer Programmer: Jean Jennings Bartik and the Computer that Changed the World.
Truman State University Press, 2013
Call # Ebook Central QA76.2.B27 A3 2013
Despite their contributions, Bartik and the other female ENIAC programmers have been largely ignored. In the only autobiography by any of the six original ENIAC programmers, Bartik tells her story, exposing myths about the computer’s origin and properly crediting those behind the computing innovations that shape our daily lives.
http://books.google.com

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring.
Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
Call # QH545.P4 C38
First published in 1962, this book alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides. The outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.
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Fossey, Dian. Gorillas in the Mist.
Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
Call # QL737.P96 F67 1983
Describes four gorilla families living in the rain forests of the Virunga mountains of Rwanda during a fifteen-year case study.
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Fossey, Dian, and Camilla de la Bedoyere. No One Loved Girllas More: Dian Fossey, Letters from the Mist.
National Geogrpahic, 2005.
Call # QL31.F65 D45 2005
Presents a collection of letters written by Dian Fossey that captures her spirit, activism, setbacks, and triumphs during the eighteen years she spent studying and preserving mountain gorillas.
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Fountaine, Margaret, and W.F. Cater. Love Among the Butterflies: The Trvels and Adventures of a Victorian Lady.
Penguin Books, 1982.
Call # QL31.F67 A34 1982
Rejecting her traditional 19th-century upbringing as a country clergyman's daughter and being in possession of a private income, Margaret Fountaine set out on a wild and fearless life which took her all over the world. This volume of her diaries reveals her adventures.
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Goodall, Jane. Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe.
Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
Call # QL31.G58 A3 1990
Goodall continues her story of the study of chimpanzees and their society in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Goodall's first 10 years at Gombe is covered in the celebrated In the Shadow of Man (1972). Everything that Goodall writes becomes, by virtue of scientific import, an instant classic.
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Goodall, Jane, Thane Maynard, and Gail E. Hudson. Hope for Animals and their World: How Endangered Species are Being Rescued from the Brink.
Grand Central Pub., 2009
Call # QH75 .G636 2009
At a time when we are confronted with bad news about the environment nearly every day, renowned scientist Jane Goodall brings us inspiring news about the future of the animal kingdom. With the insatiable curiosity and conversational prose that have made her a bestselling author, Goodall--along with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard--shares fascinating survival stories about the American crocodile, the California condor, the black-footed ferret and more--all formerly endangered species and species once on the verge of extinction whose populations are now being regenerated.
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Jolly, Alison. Thank You Madagascar: The Conservation Diaries of Alison Jolly.
Zed Books, 2015.
Call # QL31.J57 A3 2015
At the book’s heart is a conflict between three different views of nature. Is the extraordinary forest treasure-house of Madagascar a heritage for the entire world? Is it a legacy of the forest dwellers’ ancestors, bequeathed to serve the needs of their living descendants? Or is it an economic resource to be pillaged for short-term gain and to be preserved only to deliver benefits for those with political power? Exploring and questioning these different views, this is a beautifully written diary and a tribute to Madagascar.
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Maathai, Wangari. Unbowed: A Memoir
Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Call # SB63.M22 A3 2006
Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya. Born in a rural village in 1940, she was already an iconoclast as a child, determined to get an education even though most girls were uneducated. We see her become the first woman both in East and Central Africa to earn a PhD and to head a university department in Kenya. We witness her numerous run-ins with the brutal Moi government; the establishment, in 1977, of the Green Belt Movement, which spread from Kenya across Africa and which helps restore indigenous forests while assisting rural women by paying them to plant trees in their villages; and how her courage and determination helped transform Kenya's government into the democracy in which she now serves.
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