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Nature and Science December 2013
"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."
~ Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934), Nobel prize-winning Polish chemist and physicist
New and Recently Released!
The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet - by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/22/2013
Share The Secret Language of Color%3a Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet ISBN-13: 9781579129491
ISBN-10: 1579129498
Understanding color, explain authors Joann and Arielle Eckstut, means understanding "physics, chemistry, astronomy, optics, neuroscience, geology, botany, zoology, human biology, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, art history, and cartography"...and that's just for starters. Fortunately, there's a bit of everything in this informative, entertaining, and lavishly illustrated book, which presents a detailed "biography" of each hue. Need more color in your life? Check out Jude Stewart's ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surpising Book about Color or Victoria Finlay's Color: A Natural History of the Palette.
Hidden Heroines of Science
The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science - by Julie Des Jardins
Publisher: Feminist Press at the City University of New York
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2010
Share The Madame Curie Complex%3a The Hidden History of Women in Science ISBN-13: 9781558616134
ISBN-10: 1558616136
Although the topic of women in science is a complex one, feminist historian Julie Des Jardins tackles it with aplomb in this scholarly yet accessible book. Beginning with Marie Curie's career, she discusses the discrimination faced by female scientists of the late-19th and early-20th centuries as universities and government laboratories became the center of the scientific community. She goes on to examine the invisibility of the women of the Manhattan project, while shining a light on the (initially undervalued) contributions of Rosalind Franklin and Maria Goeppert Mayer. Finally, she surveys the latter half of the 20th century, spotlighting both household names (such as Rachel Carson and Jane Goodall) and lesser-known individuals as she assesses their legacy and influence.
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