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Creese, Mary R. S., 1935-
Ladies in the laboratory III : South African, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian women in science : nineteenth and early twentieth centuries : a survey of their contributions / Mary R.S. Creese, with contributions by Thomas M. Creese
Alternate Title Ladies in the laboratory 3
Ladies in the laboratory three
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  Q141 .C6933 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women in science -- South Africa -- History
Women in science -- Australasia -- History
Women in science -- Canada -- History
Women scientists -- South Africa -- Biography
Women scientists -- Australasia -- Biography
Women scientists -- Canada -- Biography
Physical Description x, 247 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-240) and index
Contents 1. South Africa: Botanical Wonderland -- 2. Australia: Desert Flowers, Tropical Birds, Dry Plains, and Clear Seas -- 3. New Zealand: Kauri Pine Forests, Tree Ferns, Alpine Flowers, and Giant Seaweeds -- 4. Canada: Prairie Grasslands, Maritime Woods, High Peaks, and Arctic Tundra -- Bibliography of Papers in Scientific Periodicals, 1800-1900, by Women in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa
Review "Published in 1998, Ladies in the Laboratory provided a systematic survey and comparison of the work of nineteenth-century American and British women in scientific research. A companion volume, published in 2004, focused on women scientists from western Europe. This third volume, includes the contributions of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century women of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada." "The women whose lives and work are discussed here range from natural history collectors and scientific illustrators to the first generation of graduates of new colonial colleges and universities. Rarely acknowledged in the publications of British and European specialists, the contributions of these women nonetheless formed a significant part of the information retrieved and studied about the natural history of extensive, previously unexplored regions." "Rather than a biographical dictionary or a collection of self-contained essays on individuals from many time periods, Ladies in the Laboratory III is a narrative tied into the wider framework of nineteenth-and early twentieth-century science and education. A well-organized blend of individual life stories and quantitative information, this fascinating volume is for anyone interested in the story of women's participation in early science as well as women's and colonial history."--BOOK JACKET
Alternate Author Creese, Thomas M

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