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A devotion to their science : pioneer women of radioactivity

Author: Marelene F Rayner-Canham; Geoffrey Rayner-Canham
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press ; Philadelphia : Chemical Heritage Foundation, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marelene F Rayner-Canham; Geoffrey Rayner-Canham
ISBN: 0773516085 9780773516083 0773516425 9780773516427 0941901165 9780941901161 0941901157 9780941901154
OCLC Number: 37417123
Description: xiv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Early years of radioactivity --
Pioneer women of radioactivity --
Marie Curie: time only for science and family / Helena M. Pycior --
Ellen Gleditsch: professor and humanist / Anne-Marie Weidler Kubanek and Grete P. Grzegorek --
May Sybil Leslie: from radioactivity to industrial chemistry --
Catherine Chamie: devoted researcher of the Institut de Radium --
Stefania Maracineanu: ignored Romanian scientist / Miruna Popescu, Marelene F. Rayner-Canham, and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
Alicia Dorabialska: Polish chemist / Stephanie Weinsberg-Tekel. Irene Joliot-Curie: following in her mother's footsteps / E. Tina Crossfield --
... And some other women of the French group --
Harriet Brooks: from research pioneer to wife and mother --
Fanny Cook Gates: a promise unfulfilled --
Jadwiga Szmidt: a passion for science --
Ada Hitchins: research assistant to Frederick Soddy --
... And some other women of the British group --
Lise Meitner: the foiled Nobelist / Sallie A. Watkins --
Stefanie Horovitz: a crucial role in the discovery of isotopes --
Marietta Blau: discoverer of the cosmic ray "stars" / Leopold E. Halpern. Elizaveta Karamihailova: Bulgarian pioneer of radioactivity / Snezha Tsoneva-Mathewson, Marelene F. Rayner-Canham, and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham --
Elizabeth Rona: the polonium woman --
Ida Tacke Noddack: proposer of nuclear fission / Fathi Habashi --
... And some other women of the Austro-German group.
Responsibility: Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham, senior authors and editors.
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