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Here are sixteen tales of scientific discovery. In their own words, Australian women scientists tell the stories of their lives, their work and the secrets of their success. Until now, their world-famous achievements have not been widely known in their own country. In this remarkable book all talk candidly about their careers, describing not just the obstacles that many encountered--personal, social and institutionalised discrimination--but also their inspirations and influences.FOREWORD The Australian Academy of Science is delighted to see the publication of this series of essays on ... It is interesting to note that, at the very top of the scientific tree, there are considerably more women from the biological and medical sciences than there are in mathematics, physics, ... The importance of science education at both primary and secondary school level needs continual stressing.

Author:R. S. Bhathal
Publisher:National Library Australia - 1999-01-01


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