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Title:
Female firsts in their fields. Science & medicine
Author:
DeAngelis, Gina.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of notable women working in the fields of medicine and science in general, including Marie Curie, Rachel Carson, and Margaret Mead.
Language:
English
Contents:
Elizabeth Blackwell -- Clara Barton -- Marie Curie -- Margaret Mead -- Rachel Carson -- Antonia Novello.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.5 2.0 4728.
ISBN:
9780791051436
Format :
Book

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Summary

Two-time Nobel Prize-winner Marie Curie, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, and early environmentalist Rachel Carson share the spotlight in this volume.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. Each of these collective biographies in the Female Firsts in Their Fields series discusses the life and work of six pioneer women. Literature includes chapters on Phyllis Wheatley, Edith Wharton, Pearl S. Buck, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Judy Blume. Science & Medicine covers Elizabeth Blackwell, Clara Barton, Marie Curie, Margaret Mead, Rachel Carson, and Antonia Novello. In the general series introduction, Roslyn Rosen, the highest-ranking deaf woman at Gallaudet University, speaks of the importance of inspirational role models; but the approach is practical, not preachy, focusing on the women's professional achievements and their political activism for women's rights. The design is open, with occasional black-and-white photos. Others in the series, including a lively account of women leaders in Broadcasting & Journalism, are listed in this issue's Series Roundup. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-These books introduce readers to six influential women in their fields. De Angelis profiles Elizabeth Blackwell, Clara Barton, Marie Curie, Margaret Mead, Rachel Carson, and Antonia Novello. Lutz discusses the early lives and careers of Madam C. J. Walker, Katharine Graham, Mary Kay Ash, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, and Sherry Lansing. Plentiful black-and-white photographs enhance the presentations. However, while competently written, the books fail to capture a sense of excitement or triumph in these women's achievements. There is just enough information here to start a report or to spark students' interest in seeking out longer treatments.-Rebecca O'Connell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Two time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, and early environmentalist Rachel Carson share the spotlight in this volume. Excerpted from Science and Medicine All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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