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Notable women in mathematics : a biographical dictionary

Author:Charlene Morrow; Teri Perl Publisher:Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998. Edition/Format:  Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats Summary:"Substantive biographical essays on 59 women from around the world who have made significant contributions to mathematics from antiquity to the present ... The emphasis is on contemporary mathematics."--Back cover. Rating:

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Genre/Form:Biographisches Nachschlagewerk
Biography
Biographies Material Type:Biography, Internet resource Document Type:Book, Internet Resource All Authors / Contributors:Charlene Morrow; Teri Perl ISBN:0313291314 9780313291319 OCLC Number:36768082 Description:xv, 302 pages : portraits ; 24 cm Contents:Maria Gaetana Agnesi --
Andrea Bertozzi --
Lenore Blum --
Sylvia Bozeman --
Marjorie Lee Browne --
Leone Burton --
Fan King Chung --
Ingrid Daubechies --
Emilie de Breteuil du Chatelet --
Etta Zuber Falconer --
Joan Feigenbaum --
Elizabeth Fennema --
Herta Taussig Freitag --
Sophie Germain --
Evelyn Boyd Granville --
Mary Gray --
Gloria Conyers Hewitt --
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper --
Rhonda Hughes --
Joan Hutchinson --
Hypatia --
Nancy Kopell --
Sofya Korvin-Krukovskaya Kovalevskaya --
Christine Ladd-Franklin --
Anneli Lax --
Gilah Chaya Vanderhoek Leder --
Emma Trotskaya Lehmer --
Ada Augusta Byron Lovelace --
Vivienne Malone-Mayes --
Dusa Waddington McDuff --
Marie-Louise Michelsohn --
Cathleen Synge Morawetz --
Emmy Noether --
Karen Parshall --
Bernadette Perrin-Riou --
Harriet Pollatsek --
Cheryl Praeger --
Mina Spiegel Rees --
Ida Rhodes --
Julia Bowman Robinson --
Judith Roitman --
Mary Ellen Rudin --
Mary Beth Ruskai --
Cora Sadosky --
Alice Turner Schafer --
Doris Wood Schattschneider --
Charlotte Angas Scott --
Marjorie Wikler Senechal --
Lesley Milman Sibner --
Mary Fairfax Grieg Somerville --
Pauline Sperry --
Alicia Boole Stott --
Olga Taussky-Todd --
Jean Taylor --
Chuu-Lian Terng --
Karen Uhlenbeck --
Marion Walter --
Sylvia Young Wiegand --
Grace Chisholm Young. Responsibility:edited by Charlene Morrow and Teri Perl.

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This volume presents biographical essays on 59 women from around the world who have made significant contributions to mathematics. Designed for secondary schools and the general public, each profile describes major life events, obstacles faced and overcome, and career milestones.  Read more...

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"[A] valuable book for and about women in mathematics at a level suitable for high school and early college students that celebrate the diversity present in the community of women mathematicians....The essays are a delight to read. Each gives a very human and encompassing picture of the whole woman--as mathematician, teacher, mother, wife, or partner....I would recommend Notable Women in Mathematics to high school teachers of mathematics, high school counselors, high school students interested in mathematics, and also to college professors and students of mathematics looking for a connection to the diverse community of women mathematicians. This book is a wonderful source of role models for young women who may be attracted to mathematics but who may at the same time be repelled by the sterotypical image of the lone, slightly mad, probably male, certainly eccentric mathematician."-The Mathematical Association of America "Recommended for community college students."-Choice "This highly readable account, designed for the general public, is to be recommended particularly for secondary school students."-Zentralblatt Math "This text could be used as supplementary reading for students and as a resource for educators who strive to include contemporary women mathematicians in their instruction."-Infotech "High school girls today still need encouragement from individuals, but they also have this excellent collection of biographies to inspire them to pursue mathematical careers."-Feminist Collection "[A] valuable reference addition...for its emphasis on successful contemporary female mathematicians....[it] should be considered by secondary, post-secondary, and larger public libraries."-Reference & User Services Quarterly "[T]his dictionary introduces us to the mathematical achievements of many less-famous women, and the biographies of modern lives are less remote from the experience of modern people. For public and academic libraries."-Library Journal "There never seems to be enough information about women in a school library, and this book certainly is going to help fill that gap. Librarians and math instructors will want to make sure that their top math students take a look at this book."-The Book Report "[This] is a valuable resource for students and mathematics educators alike. It provides valuable insight into the variety of ways in which women--especially contemporary women in the United States--have created a niche for themselves in the world of mathematics."-Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter "[T]his volume provides information on women not treated in other sources. High-school students in particular should like these readable, motivational profiles, which are filled with information about each subject's childhood, education, family life, and obstacles overcome, as well as professional achievements."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin "At a time when female role models are desperately needed in mathematics and the sciences, this collection is a great mentoring tool for mathematics....The biographies are well written and interesting especially about the way the individuals became involved in mathematics, and inspirational in the way some had to overcome obstacles in their career paths. This resource should be in every school library and general reference collection."-ARBA "Written in an easy-to-read style by numerous contributors, each biography is about three to four pages long and includes a photograph or sketch, educational data, work information, and personal information....This collection is an interesting assortment of women's stories, past and present. It would be an excellent resource for any high school library. Teenagers could learn much about dedication and determination from these profiles."-The Mathematics Teacher "The biographies themselves are non-technical and in addition to recounting the life story of the subject, stress a few themes, such as how collaboration and teamwork is important, how the subject became interested in mathematics, their non-math interests, and their feelings associated with events in their lives. Overall, the biographical dictionary succeeds in capturing a diverse cross-section of women mathematicians and conveying a sense of what their lives have been like as women in the field. Recommended for high school and undergraduate collections."-E-Streams " A valuable reference addition...for its emphasis on successful contemporary female mathematicians.... it should be considered by secondary, post-secondary, and larger public libraries."-Reference & User Services Quarterly " T his dictionary introduces us to the mathematical achievements of many less-famous women, and the biographies of modern lives are less remote from the experience of modern people. For public and academic libraries."-Library Journal " This is a valuable resource for students and mathematics educators alike. It provides valuable insight into the variety of ways in which women--especially contemporary women in the United States--have created a niche for themselves in the world of mathematics."-Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter " T his volume provides information on women not treated in other sources. High-school students in particular should like these readable, motivational profiles, which are filled with information about each subject's childhood, education, family life, and obstacles overcome, as well as professional achievements."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin " A valuable book for and about women in mathematics at a level suitable for high school and early college students that celebrate the diversity present in the community of women mathematicians....The essays are a delight to read. Each gives a very human and encompassing picture of the whole woman--as mathematician, teacher, mother, wife, or partner....I would recommend Notable Women in Mathematics to high school teachers of mathematics, high school counselors, high school students interested in mathematics, and also to college professors and students of mathematics looking for a connection to the diverse community of women mathematicians. This book is a wonderful source of role models for young women who may be attracted to mathematics but who may at the same time be repelled by the sterotypical image of the lone, slightly mad, probably male, certainly eccentric mathematician."-The Mathematical Association of America ?Recommended for community college students.??Choice ?Recommended for community college students.?-Choice ?This highly readable account, designed for the general public, is to be recommended particularly for secondary school students.?-Zentralblatt Math ?This text could be used as supplementary reading for students and as a resource for educators who strive to include contemporary women mathematicians in their instruction.?-Infotech ?High school girls today still need encouragement from individuals, but they also have this excellent collection of biographies to inspire them to pursue mathematical careers.?-Feminist Collection ?[A] valuable reference addition...for its emphasis on successful contemporary female mathematicians....[it] should be considered by secondary, post-secondary, and larger public libraries.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly ?[T]his dictionary introduces us to the mathematical achievements of many less-famous women, and the biographies of modern lives are less remote from the experience of modern people. For public and academic libraries.?-Library Journal ?There never seems to be enough information about women in a school library, and this book certainly is going to help fill that gap. Librarians and math instructors will want to make sure that their top math students take a look at this book.?-The Book Report ?[This] is a valuable resource for students and mathematics educators alike. It provides valuable insight into the variety of ways in which women--especially contemporary women in the United States--have created a niche for themselves in the world of mathematics.?-Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter ?[T]his volume provides information on women not treated in other sources. High-school students in particular should like these readable, motivational profiles, which are filled with information about each subject's childhood, education, family life, and obstacles overcome, as well as professional achievements.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin ?At a time when female role models are desperately needed in mathematics and the sciences, this collection is a great mentoring tool for mathematics....The biographies are well written and interesting especially about the way the individuals became involved in mathematics, and inspirational in the way some had to overcome obstacles in their career paths. This resource should be in every school library and general reference collection.?-ARBA ?Written in an easy-to-read style by numerous contributors, each biography is about three to four pages long and includes a photograph or sketch, educational data, work information, and personal information....This collection is an interesting assortment of women's stories, past and present. It would be an excellent resource for any high school library. Teenagers could learn much about dedication and determination from these profiles.?-The Mathematics Teacher ?The biographies themselves are non-technical and in addition to recounting the life story of the subject, stress a few themes, such as how collaboration and teamwork is important, how the subject became interested in mathematics, their non-math interests, and their feelings associated with events in their lives. Overall, the biographical dictionary succeeds in capturing a diverse cross-section of women mathematicians and conveying a sense of what their lives have been like as women in the field. Recommended for high school and undergraduate collections.?-E-Streams ?[A] valuable book for and about women in mathematics at a level suitable for high school and early college students that celebrate the diversity present in the community of women mathematicians....The essays are a delight to read. Each gives a very human and encompassing picture of the whole woman--as mathematician, teacher, mother, wife, or partner....I would recommend Notable Women in Mathematics to high school teachers of mathematics, high school counselors, high school students interested in mathematics, and also to college professors and students of mathematics looking for a connection to the diverse community of women mathematicians. This book is a wonderful source of role models for young women who may be attracted to mathematics but who may at the same time be repelled by the sterotypical image of the lone, slightly mad, probably male, certainly eccentric mathematician.?-The Mathematical Association of America Read more...

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