From Amazon.com: "Though rarely noted, women have been active participants in the chemical sciences since the beginning of recorded history....The Rayner-Canhams examine the forces that have defined women's roles in the progress of chemistry, observing that many were thwarted from capitalizing on their achievements by the prejudices of their time..."
From Library Journal: "This book grew out of research for a class given by the author, who combines graduate study in science with research and teaching in women's studies. Against the background of the received wisdom concerning the great men in the development of Western science, Alic attempts to place knowledge of significant women in that history..."
From Amazon.com: "Why 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..."
rom Publisher's Weekly: "Only nine of the more than 300 Nobel prizes awarded in science since 1901 have been won by women, notes science writer Bertsch as she sets the context for the biographical essays that follow. Examining the careers and lives of 14 women scientists "who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel winning project," she movingly depicts their battles against gender discrimination for recognition and respect and she describes the self-conflict about their roles..."
From Amazon.com: "A young student of anthropology receives an offer she cant refuse: the chance to live among the Pum, a South American hunting-and-gathering people who call the tropical Venezuelan savannah home. During their time in the village of Doro An, the author and the principal researcher study a vanishing way of life in which cash money, the written word, automobiles, and airplanes are rare and frightening intrusions..."
From School Library Journal: "Among the people portrayed are Martine Kempf, a computer scientist who invented a voice-recognition microcomputer that enables persons with disabilities to drive cars, and Sharon Rose Matola, a conservationist who founded and directs the Belize Zoo in Central America..."