Their Day in the Sun Women of the Manhattan Project

ISBN-10: 1592131921
ISBN-13: 9781592131921
Edition: 2003
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Description: This is the history of the Manhattan Project, America's extremely secretive effort during the Second World War to develop the atomic bomb. A large number of women were involved in the project although their contribution has been largely ignored.  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 5/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

This is the history of the Manhattan Project, America's extremely secretive effort during the Second World War to develop the atomic bomb. A large number of women were involved in the project although their contribution has been largely ignored. This is their story.

Ruth H. Howes is George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Ball State University. She is Vice President of the American Association of Physics Teachers and President Elect of the Indiana Academy of Science. She is also co-editor of The Energy Sourcebook and Women and the Use of Military Force.

Caroline L. Herzenberg, a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, is past president of the Association for Women in Science. She is author of Women Scientists from Antiquity to the Present.

Foreword
Prologue
The Great Scientific Adventure
The Founding Mothers: Pioneers in Nuclear Science
The Physicists
The Chemists
Mathematicians and Calculators
Biologists and Medical Scientists
The Technicians
Other Women of the Manhattan Project
After the War
Epilogue
Female Scientific and Technical Workers in the Manhattan Project
Chronology
References
Index

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