Category: Biography


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A Devotion to Their Science Pioneer Women of Radioactivity

By: Rayner-Canham, Marelene F. & Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham

Price: $17.25

Publisher: Montreal, Mcgill Queens Univ Pr: 1997

Seller ID: 16499

Only slight wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked.; 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.94 inches; 307 pages; This work includes biographical essays on 23 women who worked in atomic science during the first two decades of the 20th century, including Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Irene Joliot-Curie, and a host of lesser-known women scientists whose life stories have never before been told. The biographies highlight the lives and work of these women, noting their contribution... View more info

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Lise Meitner A Life in Physics

By: Sime, Ruth Lewin

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 17857

A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp and clean.; 8.90 X 6 X 1.40 inches; 540 pages; "Lise Meitner (1878-1968) was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co-discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission. Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community. Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Stockholm in 1938... View more info