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Overview

Introduction
Trailblazers: Women in Science
by Karin Tucker

1.1    Tea, Coffee and Cocoa for the Sick
         by Florence Nightingale

1.2    Marie Sklodowska Curie
         by The Editors

1.3    The Dynamics of the Andromeda Nebula
         by Vera C. Rubin

1.4    The Fossil Footprints of Laetoli
         by Richard L. Hay and Mary D. Leakey     

1.5    The Molecular Biology of the AIDS Virus
         by William A. Haseltine and Flossie Wong-Staal

1.6    Telomeres, Telomerase and Cancer
         by Carol W. Greider and Elizabeth H. Blackburn    

1.7    Methane: A Menace Surfaces
         by Katey Walter Anthony

1.8    Jane of the Jungle
         by Kate Wong

1.9    Brain Trust
         by Kimberly G. Noble

1.10  Where Am I? Where Am I Going?
         by May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser

1.11  Speaking Out on the “Quiet Crisis”
         by Brendan Borrell

 

Trailblazers: Women in Science

Sally Ride, the first American woman to go to space, once said that she didn’t set out to be a role model, but after her first flight, she realized that she was one. Like her, the 12 women scientists in this collection became unintentional heroes through perseverance and hard work, making great discoveries in all areas of science. From Vera Rubin’s examination of the internal dynamics of galaxies to Nobel Prize winner May-Britt Moser’s study of the brain’s GPS-like navigating system, read up on the achievements of women who became role models for us all.

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