The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science
Pioneering Lives From Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century
Edited by Marilyn Ogilvie, Joy Harvey
Introduction by Margaret Rossiter
Routledge – 2000 – 1,500 pages
Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this milestone reference combines "facts-fronted" fast access to biographical details with highly readable accounts and analyses of nearly 3000 scientists' lives, works, and accomplishments. For all academic and public libraries' science and women's studies collections.
"Although several good biographical dictionaries of women in science, both general and discipline-specific, have been published recently, The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science far surpasses others in scope. The work is both scholarly and accessible to a broad audience. The content will be of interest to educators, students, historians, scientists, and any individual interested in science or women's studies. The set is highly recommended for all high school, public, and academic libraries." -- Feminist Collections
"The work will unquestionably remain an essential, standard reference in American libraries for many years." -- Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
"Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries Against the Grain."
"The most comprehensive resource on the subject available, this excellent set is essential for academic and large public libraries." -- Library Journal
"Reclaims center stage as the most comprehensive reference source on women scientists…The well-written articles are aimed at older readers but should be accessible to middle school students…Ogilvie and Harvey's work is a must-have reference tool." -- American Reference Books Annual
"Well written…[and] the title to acquire… Recommended for anyone seeking information on individual women of science." -- Choice
"Ogilvie and Harvey have compiled a very comprehensive biographical resource that is highly recommended for academic and public libraries." -- Library Journal (starred review)
"Highly recommended addition to the reference shelf of academic, public, and high school libraries." -- Booklist/RBB (starred review)