The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century

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8.98 X 11.49 X 3.62 inches | 8.9 pounds
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About the Author

MARILYN BAILEY OGILVIE is Curator of the History of Science Collections and Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma. She is the co-editor of Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science (2000) and author of Women and Science: An Annotated Bibliography (1996)


"Although several good biographical dictionaries of women in science, both general and discipline-specific, have been published recently, The Biographical Dictionary ofWomen in Science far surpasses others in scope. The work is both scholarly and accessible to a broad audience. The content will be of interest to educators, students, historians, scientists, and any individual interested in science or women's studies. The set is highly recommendedfor all high school, public, and academic libraries." -- Feminist Collections
"The work will unquestionably remain an essential, standard reference in American libraries for many years." -- Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
"Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries Against the Grain."
"The most comprehensive resource on the subject available, this excellent set is essential for academic and large public libraries." -- Library Journal
"Reclaims center stage as the most comprehensive reference source on women scientists...The well-written articles are aimed at older readers but should be accessible to middle school students...Ogilvie and Harvey's work is a must-have reference tool." -- American Reference BooksAnnual
"Well written...[and] the title to acquire... Recommended for anyone seeking information on individual women of science." -- Choice
"Ogilvie and Harvey have compiled a very comprehensive biographical resource that is highly recommended for academic and public libraries." -- Library Journal (starred review)
"Highly recommended addition to the reference shelf of academic, public, and high school libraries." -- Booklist/RBB (starred review)