THE HISTORY OF WOMEN AND SCIENCE, HEALTH, AND TECHNOLOGY:
A BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE PROFESSIONS AND THE DISCIPLINES

Books for Older Children and Young Adults (2434-2505)


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Books for Older Children and Young Adults (2434-2505)
 
Most of the titles listed are collective or individual biographies of women
scientists and physicians. Some include classroom activities to help students
understand the scientific contributions of these women.
 
 2434     Bachrach, Deborah. MARGARET SANGER. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books,
1993.
 
 2435     Baker, Rachel. AMERICA'S FIRST TRAINED NURSE: LINDA RICHARDS. New
York: Messner, 1962. Nursing history and biography from the late nineteenth and
early twentieth centuries.
 
 2436     Billings, Charlene W. GRACE HOPPER: NAVY ADMIRAL & COMPUTER PIONEER.
Hillside, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1989.
 
 2437     Bowman, Kathleen. NEW WOMEN IN MEDICINE. Mankato, MN: Creative
Education, 1976. Includes biographies of sex educator Mary Calderone,
pediatrician Kathryn Nichol, neurologist Anna Elington, medical researcher Mary
Louise Robbins, endocrinologist Estelle Ramey, nurse-midwife Margaret Hewitt,
and psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
 
 2438     Brandt, Keith. MARIE CURIE, BRAVE SCIENTIST. Mahwah, NJ: Troll
Assoc., 1983.
 
 2439     Brown, Jordan. ELIZABETH BLACKWELL: PHYSICIAN. New York: Chelsea
House, 1989.
 
 2440     Brown, Marion Marsh. HOMEWARD THE ARROW'S FLIGHT. Nashville, TN:
Abingdon, 1980. On Omaha Indian physician Susan LaFlesche Picotte.
 
 2441     Brown, Pam. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: THE DETERMINED ENGLISHWOMAN WHO
FOUNDED MODERN NURSING AND REFORMED MILITARY MEDICINE. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth
Stevens, 1989.
 
 2442     Bryan, Jenny. HEALTH AND SCIENCE. New York: Hampstead Press, 1988.
Examines the participation of women in medical and scientific discoveries and
the growth of health care in France, Great Britain, and the U.S. through the
lives of Marie Curie, Cicely Saunders, and Clara Barton.
 
 2443     Carson, Rachel. THE SENSE OF WONDER. New York: Harper & Row, 1956.
 
 2444     Clapp, Patricia. DR. ELIZABETH, THE STORY OF THE FIRST WOMAN DOCTOR.
New York: Lothrop, 1974.
 
 2445     Clark, Eugenie. LADY AND THE SHARKS. Sarasota, NY: Mote Marine Lab,
1991. Autobiography of an ichthyologist, reprinted from a 1969 edition.
 
 2446     Crawford, Deborah. LISE MEITNER, ATOMIC PIONEER. New York: Crown,
1969.
 
 2447     Dash, Joan. THE TRIUMPH OF DISCOVERY: WOMEN SCIENTISTS WHO WON THE
NOBEL PRIZE. New York: Messner, 1991.
 
 2448     DeLeeuw, Adele. MARIE CURIE, WOMAN OF GENIUS. Champaign, IL: Garrard,
1970.
 
 2449     Douty, Esther M. AMERICA'S FIRST WOMAN CHEMIST: ELLEN RICHARDS. New
York: Messner, 1961.
 
 2450     Dubowski, Cathy East. CLARA BARTON: HEALING THE WOUNDS. Englewood
Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1991.
 
 2451     Dunn, Andrew. MARIE CURIE. New York: Franklin Watts, 1991.
 
 2452     Emberlin, Diane. CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN: SCIENCE. Minneapolis: Dillon
Press, 1977.
 
 2453     Facklam, Margery. WILD ANIMALS, GENTLE WOMEN. New York: Harcourt
Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Includes zoologists and animal behaviorists.
 
 2454     Ferris, Jeri. NATIVE AMERICAN DOCTOR: THE STORY OF SUSAN LAFLESCHE
PICOTTE. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1991. Biography of the first Native
American woman to graduate from medical school.
 
 2455     Fromer, Julie. JANE GOODALL: LIVING WITH THE CHIMPS. Frederick, MD:
Twenty-First Century Books, 1992. For grades 3-6.
 
 2456     Gallardo, Evelyn. AMONG THE ORANGUTANS: THE BIRUTE GALDIKAS STORY.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993. Primatologist.
 
 2457     Gleasner, Diana C. BREAKTHROUGH: WOMEN IN SCIENCE. New York: Walker,
1983.
 
 2458     Goldberg, Jake. RACHEL CARSON. New York: Chelsea Juniors, 1992.
 
 2459     Goodfield, June. AN IMAGINED WORLD: A STORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY.
New York: Harper & Row, 1981. An intimate portrait of five years in the life of
a cancer researcher.
 
 2460     Haber, Louis. WOMEN PIONEERS OF SCIENCE. New York: Harcourt Brace
Jovanovich, 1979.
 
 2461     Hume, Ruth. GREAT WOMEN OF MEDICINE. New York: Random House, 1974.
Includes biographies of physicians, nurses, and researchers.
 
 2462     Jezer, Marty. RACHEL CARSON: BIOLOGIST AND AUTHOR. New York: Chelsea
House, 1988.
 
 2463     Kaye, Judith. THE LIFE OF FLORENCE SABIN. New York: Twenty-First
Century Books, 1993. For grades 4-8.
 
 2464     Keller, Mollie. MARIE CURIE. New York: Watts, 1982.
 
 2465     Kevles, Bettyann. WATCHING THE WILD APES: THE PRIMATE STUDIES OF
GOODALL, FOSSEY, AND GALDIKAS. New York: Dutton, 1976.
 
 2466     Kittredge, Mary. BARBARA MCCLINTOCK. New York: Chelsea House, 1991.
Biography of Nobel Prize winning geneticist.
 
 2467     Kronstadt, Janet. FLORENCE SABIN. New York: Chelsea House, 1990.
Immunologist.
 
 2468     Kudlinski, Kathleen V. RACHEL CARSON: PIONEER OF ECOLOGY. New York:
Viking Kestrel, 1988.
 
 2469     Latham, Jean Lee. ELIZABETH BLACKWELL: PIONEER WOMAN DOCTOR.
Champaign, IL: Garrard, 1975.
 
 2470     Lutzker, Edythe. WOMEN GAIN A PLACE IN MEDICINE. New York: McGraw-
Hill, 1969. Both a history of medical treatment of women and biographies of the
first British women doctors.
 
 2471     McCoy, Joseph J. THE CANCER LADY: MAUD SLYE AND HER HEREDITARY
STUDIES. Nashville: Nelson, 1977.
 
 2472     McFerran, Anna. ELIZABETH BLACKWELL: FIRST WOMAN DOCTOR. New York:
Grossett & Dunlap, 1966.
 
 2473     McKown, Robin. SHE LIVED FOR SCIENCE: IRENE JOLIOT-CURIE. New York:
Messner, 1961.
 
 2474     McLenighan, Valjean. WOMEN AND SCIENCE. Milwaukee, WI: Raintree,
1980. Careers of six women scientists.
 
 2475     McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino. ROOFTOP ASTRONOMER: A STORY ABOUT
MARIA MITCHELL. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1990.
 
 2476     McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino. THE WORKERS' DETECTIVE: A STORY
ABOUT DR. ALICE HAMILTON. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1992. For grades 3-6.
 
 2477     Morgan, Helen L. MARIA MITCHELL, FIRST LADY AMERICAN ASTRONOMER.
Philadelphia, PA: Westminster, 1977.
 
 2478     Murrow, Liza Ketchum. SUSAN HUMPHRIS, GEOLOGIST. Brattleboro, VT:
Teachers' Laboratory, 1989.
 
 2479     Nies, Kevin A. FROM SORCERESS TO SCIENTIST: BIOGRAPHIES OF WOMEN
PHYSICAL SCIENTISTS. California Video, 1991. Lives of women scientists series,
v.1 Short biographies of nineteen astronomers, physicists, chemists, and earth
scientists from different ethnic groups. Includes puzzles, demos and labs to
help students understand each woman's scientific work.
 
 2480     Noble, Iris. CONTEMPORARY WOMEN SCIENTISTS OF AMERICA. New York:
Messner, 1979.
 
 2481     Perl, Teri. MATH EQUALS: BIOGRAPHIES OF WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS AND
RELATED ACTIVITIES. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley, 1978. Nine biographies with
related activities for high schoolers.
 
 2482     Perl, Teri. WOMEN AND NUMBERS: LIVES OF WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS PLUS
DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES. San Carlos, CA: Wide World Publishing/Tetra, 1993.
Activities based on the work of thirteen mathematicians, with biographies. For
grades 3-8.
 
 2483     Perl, Teri, and Manning, Joan M. WOMEN, NUMBERS AND DREAMS:
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND MATH ACTIVITIES. Santa Rosa, CA: National Women's
History Project, 1982. Teacher's manual available also.
 
 2484     Pflaum, Rosalynd. MARIE CURIE AND HER DAUGHTER IRENE. Minneapolis:
Lerner Publications, 1993. For grades 5-9.
 
 2485     Phelan, Mary Kay. PROBING THE UNKNOWN: THE STORY OF DR. FLORENCE
SABIN. New York: Dell, 1976. Reprint of 1969 Crowell edition.
 
 2486     Ranahan, Demerris. CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN: MEDICINE. Minneapolis, MN:
Dillon, 1981. Includes Helen Taussig, Virginia Apgar, Savitri Ramcharan, Adele
Hofman, Olga Jonasson and others.
 
 2487     Sabin, Francene. ELIZABETH BLACKWELL, THE FIRST WOMAN DOCTOR. Mahwah,
NJ: Troll Assoc., 1982.
 
 2488     SALUTE TO BLACK WOMEN INVENTORS: LEARNING ACTIVITIES. Chicago, IL:
Chandler/White, 1990. Inventions patented by Black women from 1884 to 1975 with
a learning activity for each invention.
 
 2489     Stanford, Barbara. WOMEN IN SCIENCE. Portland, ME: J. Weston Walch,
1975.
 
 2490     Steinkamp, Marjorie W., and Maehr, Martin L., eds. WOMEN IN SCIENCE.
Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1984.
 
 2491     Stopes-Roe, Harry Verdon with Ian Scott. MARIE STOPES AND BIRTH
CONTROL. London: Priory Press, 1974.
 
 2492     Stott, Carole. INTO THE UNKNOWN. New York: Hampstead Press, 1989.
Astronomer Caroline Herschel, aviator Amy Johnson, and astronaut Sally Ride.
 
 2493     Stwertka, Eve. RACHEL CARSON. New York: Franklin Watts, 1991.
 
 2494     Tames, Richard. MARIE CURIE. New York: Franklin Watts, 1990.
 
 2495     Topalian, Elyse. MARGARET SANGER. New York: F. Watts, 1984.
 
 2496     Vare, Ethlie Ann. ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT: A STORY ABOUT ELLEN SWALLOW
RICHARDS. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1992. Grades 3-6.
 
 2497     Veglahn, Nancy. THE MYSTERIOUS RAYS: MARIE CURIE'S WORLD. Coward,
McCann & Geoghegan, 1977.
 
 2498     Veglahn, Nancy. WOMEN SCIENTISTS. New York: Facts on File, 1992.
 
 2499     Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary Ellen. AMERICAN WOMEN IN SCIENCE
BIOGRAPHIES. Bethesda, MD: Equity Institute, 1988. A series of 15 biographies
for children (grades 1-4) about women scientists and mathematicians from
diverse ethnic groups. Includes mathematicians Shirley Mathis McBay and Caryn
Navy, engineer Nancy Wallace, and scientists Antoinette Rodez Schiesler, Rue
Chih Cheo Huang, Constance Tom Noguchi, Maria Cordero Hardy, Agnes Naranjo
Stroud-Lee, Elma Gonzalez, Phyllis Stearner, Judith Pachciarz, June Rooks, and
Anne Barrett Swanson.
 
 2500     Wadsworth, Ginger. RACHEL CARSON: VOICE FOR THE EARTH. Minneapolis,
MN: Lerner, 1992.
 
 2501     Weaver, Rebecca, and Dale, Rodney. MACHINES IN THE HOME. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1992.
 
 2502     Wilkie, Katherine E. MARIA MITCHELL: STAR GAZER. Champaign, IL:
Garrard, 1966.
 
 2503     "Women Heroes of Science: A Bibliography, a Selection of Titles About
the History of Women in Science." SCIENCE BOOKS & FILMS 27, no.2 (March 1,
1991): 33-34.
 
 2504     Yost, Edna. AMERICAN WOMEN OF SCIENCE. Philadelphia, PA: Frederick A.
Stokes Co., 1943; Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1955. Rev. ed. Biographies of
Ellen H. Richards (home economist), Annie Jump Cannon (astronomer), Alice
Hamilton (industrial toxicologist), Florence Rena Sabin (medical researcher),
Mary Engle Pennington (refrigeration expert), Lillian Moller Gilbreth
(management engineer), Libbie Henrietta Hyman (zoologist), Wanda K. Farr
(botanist), Hazel K. Stiebeling (nutritionist), Florence B. Seibert (chemist),
Katharine Burr Blodgett (physicist), and Margaret Mead (anthropologist).
 
 2505     Yost, Edna. WOMEN OF MODERN SCIENCE. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1959:
repr. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1984. Biographies of Gerty Theresa Cori
(biochemist), Lise Meitner (physicist), Helen Sawyer Hogg (astronomer),
Elizabeth Shull Russell (geneticist), Rachel Fuller Brown (biochemist), Chien
Shiung Wu (nuclear physicist), Edith Hinkley Quimby (physicist), Jocelyn Crane
(zoologist), Florence van Straten (meteorologist), Gladys Anderson Emerson
(biochemist), and Dorothea Rudnick (embryologist).


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