Did you know that Florence Nightingale pioneered the use of statistics in public health? That Marie Curie is still the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in both physics and chemistry—and the only winner whose daughter also won a Nobel Prize? That in the 17th century, the most accomplished scholar in mathematical astronomy was a Polish woman, Maria Cunitz? Now includes a pioneer of laser eye surgery, Patricia Bath, and a new afterword about women's position in the sciences today.
Pendred Noyce is a physician, writer, and advocate for science education. She is the author of 14 fiction and non-fiction books for children.